Next, I see a Windmill, to me it looks Dutch, but I am not sure. Later, I come across some more windmills, different to the first one I saw.
I do know the next house I enter has its walls covered in Dutch Blue & White tiles. Then I came across one of the old buildings having fresh thatching done, some of the roof was still waiting to be finished, so it was quite interesting seeing how they do it!
As I walked, I saw Ducks, Chickens, Pigs and Donkeys in the farms, vegetable & flower gardens, and some more upmarket houses. There were more Barns in different styles and some baskets that had been weaved and were for sale.
Altogether, I loved it here. For my husband and I, this was a very interesting, well done open air village.
I have more photo's in the Travelouge.
The next area we came across was where the children would play. Here was the Carousel, which anybody could have a ride on as it was included in the admission. There was a organ, we put some money into to hear it play, and the Gypsy caravan that would have travelled with all these things. This was open, so a look in here too! Friendly farm animals were here. The Goats were very friendly and ever so pretty!
More Toilets are here.
At least the buildings aren't too far apart, and quite a number have toilets.
What a sight the next building was! This enormous Barn is known as an Angle Barn. It was built out of brick and had a thatched roof. Outside, old farm implements and wagons were on display.
Inside was a carriage for people to ride, and this was one of the buildings that had Toilets.
On the opposite side, was as House just as big as the Barn. All the buildings are open, so I could go inside and see what life would have been like living here. The doorways weren't very high, so duck your head or either end up with a lump on the head!
What a cutie was the next building!
It was a one room building, contained by a picket fence surrouding a pretty cottage garden.
What was it, a children's play house??
No, it was a Teahouse, where the ladies came and enjoyed a cup of tea in beautiful surroundings.
A peak through the window, and sure enough, there on the table was the Teapot and cups and saucers, just waiting for the guest's to arrive!
The Schleswig-Holstein Open-Air Museum
Close by is a Barn from Suderstapel, Germany. It is a Barn, and is the last known example of one ithe Schleswig-Holstein area. The roof is held together with a Bridge purlin, which is supported on the fork of two tree trunks. The thatch roof then lies on the rafters.
Next, was the Water Mill, and here I could also go inside a see how it all operated.
As it happened, we did the walk around the open air museum in reverse!!! Doesn't matter, we still saw everything. I have comfortable shoes on, so was ok, but if you are feeling tired, there is the FREE TRACTOR TRAIN to take you around.
Walking along the path, our first stop is at the what looks to be a big Barn. Outside, two Horses are grazing alongside the building with a beautifull thatched roof that nearly touches the ground.
Next to it is a Fachwerk farmhouse. Each property is numbered and named, and has detailed information, I should have taken a photo of that so I could remember!
A little further along, is a house from Bergenhausen which I can enter and see the exhibitions. At the time, it was Doll's from various parts of the country.
This is a fabulous Open Air Museum that interprets the cultural history and ethnography of rural areas in Germany. Over 70 historic buildings are located over 60 acres of land, which includes gardens, fields ponds, farm buildings, mills, animals and much, much more.......
There weren't many Craftsmen here the day we came, perhaps check the website for the best time to see them. Some you may see making their goods, are a basket maker, blacksmith, wood turners, potters, weavers and wood sculptor, all who makes goods here and then sell them in their shops.
There is heaps to see here, and if you are hungry, food is available on site from the dairy farm, the bakery, smokehouse and kiosk.
At the Museum entrance is Restaurant Drathenhof.
This was an excellent Museum with a lot of interesting buildings that took quite a while to look around.
Address Hamburger Highway 97 24113 Molfsee
OPEN FROM APRIL 1ST - 31ST OCTOBER
9 - 6PM
NOVEMBER 1ST - 1ST APRIL
Only on Sundays from 11 - 4pm
Only a few stores are open, so the entrance fee is reduced to
ADULTS ...3 EUROS....CHILDREN 1.5 EUROS
NORMAL ADMISSION IS ....Adults 7 eu....Students/Youths 2 eu....children under 6 years free
The admission price also free use of the railway museum and the carousel is included on historical market!
CLOSING TIMES 5pm for farms are (dairy, kiosk, shops, carousel and the museum grounds are closed)
The last train operating is at 4.45pm from the Farm to the Gatehouse.
Now, come with me for a partial virtual tour over my next few reviews, where you and I will see plenty of interest and learn a lot about German traditions
Lake Einfeld is a pretty large lake. It's a drive of about 20mns from Kiel to the lake. The main road from port Kiel takes one right into the little town of Einfeld and its lake, which are close to Neumuenster where visitors can get informations about the area, or book accommodation or/and guided tours.
ph: 01149-43 21/4 32 80
An manchen Abenden sitzt er da,
wie frueher, summend am Tisch,
unter der Lampe.
Die Tuschfeder schuerft
ueber das Milimeterpapier.
Ruhig zieht sie, unbeirrt,
ihre schwarze Spur.
Manchmal hoert er mir zu,
den Kopf geneigt,
laechelnd, abwesend zeichnet er weiter
an seinem wunderbaren Plan,
den er nicht begreifen kann,
den er niemals vollenden wird.
Ich hoere ihn summen.
-Hans Magnus Enzensberger
In Kiel, about 8300 Turks are living and most of them lives in Gaarden.
Gaarden is known as the immigrant densed district in Kiel. In 1919, it was one of the cities of "worker's uprising" which was suppressed in a bloody way.
Gaarden is located just behind the shipyard HDW and it was-has been workers' district. Since the basic source of labor is immigrants now, unsurprisingly the district attracts immigrant population.
15% of Gaarden's population is Turkish, but in fact it is reckoned as "Turkish" district, which is for me a bit "xenophobic" degfinition.
Lübeck is just a short one-hour train ride from Kiel and one of my favorite places in Germany to visit during the Christmas holiday season. It's Christmas Market is wonderful as are tours of the Marzipan Museum and walks in it's old town which is an island enclosed by the Trave river.
Almost anywhere in Germany, if you keep your eyes open and look in the not-too-popular spots, you can come across some awesome Grafitti. Its generally much more creative than English, South African or most other countries efforts. Enjoy!
If you're heading towards Altenau, continue along Atenaustraße until you end up at the pier, where the ferry leaves from. Turn left, and walk all the way down the road, next to the train tracks, until you're under the bridge. Its a fascinating sight, and a unique photo opportunity.
Take a walk up Holtenau straße, away from town, to get to Holtenau, a lovely area of town that used to be independent of Kiel, but which has now been encompassed by the city. it is a fairly long walk, and you can go via the Höchbrücke or the passenger ferry, both of which afford great views of the canals, and the huge ships that come through.
There's a wonderful lighthouse in Holtenau, as well as a wonderful restaurant, and several Tall ships are usually anchored in the harbour there. It is possible to take a bus there, but i couldn't tell you the number, as i walked everywhere.
If You are in Kiel don't miss to visit Laboe and the Naval Memorial. Laboe is about 20km far (to north-east) from Kiel. You can about how You can get to Laboe form Kiel here.
The laying of the foundation stone of the 72 m tower was on 8th August 1927. The inauguration of the memorial took place on 30th May 1936.
There are two possibilities to reach the top of the tower. The first one (and the easier) is using an elevator. The second (harder) way is via 341 steps on foot.
The inside of the tower is absolutely empty - it's quite bizarre. But it is worth to go up, because from the top You can see an excellent view to the Baltic See. You can see for kilometres and, in good weather, even as far as Denmark.
You can find it next to the beach. I think You cannot miss the 72 m high tower...