With Budapest picked as our start location and Vienna as our endpoint, the decision was -
where to tranverse between the two?
We picked to stay a night in Bratislava and stop at Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum, an Open Air Village Museum. We visited one in the Netherlands and loved it, and hoped my parents would find it just as interesting.
We never did get completely comfortable with Hungarian money. We were suspicious about the additional cost of the train until Ian reminded us it was only a dollar. And what a train! A beautiful restored classic, it was roof to ceiling varnished wood, complete with conductor.
|Thresher for Hemp|
|Hives & Guide|
|Dad tries to win over wild little mama|
Along with the amazing preserved homes, barns, and event halls, there is a place to look at photographs of families from these areas. They also have a computer set-up for you to research family in the area.
Szabadtéri Néprajzi Múzeum Details:
Location: 3 km from Skanzen towards Visegrád, about 1-1.5 hour from Budapest.
Address: Sztaravodai út 13.
16th Jan-31st Mar
1st Apr-31st Oct
3rd Nov-9th Dec
closed except for 15th-18th March: 10.00-15.00
Closed on weekdays, Sat-Sun: 10.00-15.00
Admission: adults: 1000 HUF, 1200 HUF for festivals, students: 500 HUF, 600 HUF for festivals