Skanzen is the Hungarian Open Air Museum, the country’s largest outdoor collection of Carpathian folk architecture and life. It was founded in 1967, and inspired by the Skansen outdoor museum near Stockholm, Sweden

Skanzen shows the village and urban societies' different layers, including the various groups' interior furnishings and lifestyles from the end of the 18th to the middle of the 20th centuries. The museum includes Europe's longest museum railway line (~2+ km long).

The area of the museum we visited contains buildings from the “Little Plain” (Kisalföld in Hungarian) an area in northwest Hungary along the Danube.

© Tom Lebsack 2019