The golden season begins – and with it the traditional autumn market at the open-air museum in Molfsee. From the 30th of September till the 8th of October, the open-air museum invites visitors to an autumnal experience of a special kind. 

The leaves are turning into warm autumn colours and the temperatures are dropping after the hot summer. The perfect weather, for a relaxing stroll through the largest open-air museum in northern Germany. Here, 40 hectares of open spaces are covered by 70 historic buildings, traditionally designed gardens and animals such as donkeys, rabbits and sheep represented the everyday cultural history of Schleswig-Holstein. 

Insights into small local businesses

The autumn market offers the perfect opportunity to get to know small local businesses: here visitors can experience craftsmanship up close. The stories behind the stalls and products are inspiring and show that great things can be created with passion and dedication. 

For example, stand operator Anna K. Lange from Kiel will be presenting sustainable hoodies and t-shirts with her label WavyLine, which are printed with her drawings, as well as self-made jewellery such as earrings and necklaces and bracelets.

Anna says: “My products are simple and colourful. I am inspired by the colours of the seasons. The name WavyLine stands for – wavy, like our bodies and above all not for perfection but rather for always being different or just right. Our society has established a completely unrealistic ideal of beauty -especially for women-, which on the one hand, can lead to insecurities with one’s own body and in the worst case can lead to mental illnesses. With my drawings I would like to show realistic bodies and set an example against the unhealthy beauty ideal. True to the motto normalize normal bodies.” 

Besides fashion and clothing, you can also find decorations, plants, ceramics, candles and much more. 

WavyLine (Photo: Anna K. Lange)
WavyLine (Photo: Anna K. Lange)

Delicious variety for everyone at the autumn market

The market is also a culinary paradise for all the senses. From freshly baked bread and cakes, to smoked fish and baked apples, there is something for every taste. This year, the Linsenmanufaktur offers vegan dishes too.

The autumn market in Molfsee is more than just a market. It is a place where tradition, art, enjoyment and handicrafts meet. Discover the diversity and be inspired by the creativity of the exhibitors. 

Practical Information
Practical Information

Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm every day  

How to get there 

By bike: From the main train station approx. 8 km (25 minutes)

Good to know: There are parking spaces from the “Sprottenflotte”. It’s a 15-minute walk from there to the Museum.  

By bus: Line 780 and 790 from the main railway station Kiel

By car: Free parking spaces are available, but at the weekend and at the bank holiday it can get very busy

Entrance fees: Adults: 10.00 €, Reduced: 8.00 € (pupils, trainees, students, people with disabilities, ALG II recipients and persons doing voluntary service)

Tickets can also be purchased online: the ticket online shop is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 6 pm. More information on the website of Freilichtmuseum Molfsee.