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This photo was taken in the Westphalian Open-Air Museum in Hagen.
It seems that the ancient city hall of Neunkirchen (please see workshop!), a small town here in my region in southern Westphalia, stands all alone in the forest - but appearances are deceiving...

The whole really most interesting and big museum of old technics and handicrafts is embedded in the forests of a valley near Hagen. From my point of view this impressive half timbered building - today the German smithy museum - seems to be lost in this sea of trees ...

In the map view function left hand you'll find the marker exactly at this old cityhall. The museum includes the whole 2,5 kilometers long valley north and south of the marker (with a village of ancient houses in its southern part). It also for children is a wonderful experience because everywhere in the historical houses there are demonstrations of the old handicrafts. Please also look here. This narrow valley was chosen for the museum because there's enough water which is needed for the many water wheels of the different ancient factories. You can see the ponds north and south of the marker.

By the way - the city hall of Neunkirchen originally built in 1796 was disassembled in 1974, brought here - and rebuilt in 1975.

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