Well hallelujah Hessenpark!!  In our most humble opinion this is how you create pleasant family activities and how you mix children and museums.  Often the mere thought of putting those two things in the same sentence is enough to bring me out in hives!!  So, one of the best things that I have learnt through travelling and living in different places with my kids is to expose them to the culture and identity!  When in India we explored not only India the country but the religions and festivals that were celebrated.  It’s through doing that children learning.  Now I’ll moving away from the tangent I’ve just been on and get to the point at hand!

About Hessenpark?

Well in the most simplistic of terms it breaks down the history of the entire Hessen region.  Now, before you literally stop reading and glance towards the wine rack it really is wonderfully done!  They have literally recreated the individual regions in within Hessen on an expansive piece of land (65 hectares) in real life.  No mini town versions or pictures on the walls that kids can neither relate too nor care less about but fully recreated with brick and mortar!  Meaning, they can run round like lunatics (if yours are anything like mine) and explore to their hearts content.  Also, worth noting even if they come away having learnt nothing at least they had a good run around they a little more tired than when they around!



What to Expect

Essentially Hessenpark is dedicated to exhibiting how people in Hesse used to live and work.  Many of the houses are/were cramped, with steep staircases, low ceilings and bad lighting.  Also, roads were often paved with cobbles or not paved at all. As Hessenpark aims to recreate the houses in as historically accurate state they are not ideally suited to those with special needs or limited mobility.  Having said that, they are dedicated to improving and creating accessibility for everyone in any way possible. Also worth noting, there is plenty to see without entering each and every building.

Also, there is a large playground for kids to play on and games of perhaps a bygone area ie hopscotch that feature along the route!

Good to know

  • During the Hessian Easter, summer and autumn school holidays the Museum Theatre presents its unique “Theatre Tour Days” programme.
  • There were plenty of WC facilities along the way which I really appreciated
  • Unfortunately entry is not free however we found the family ticket was reasonable
  • There are stands and a restaurant on site to have a bite to eat and drink
  • There are plenty of tables and benches along the way for snack break to refuel tired legs and thirsty mouths

Laubweg 5
61267, Neu-Anspach


1 November 2021 to 28 February 2022:
Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 10am to 5pm | Last entry at 4 pm

1 March to 31 October:
daily from 9am to 6 pm | Last entry at 5pm

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