Ethnographic Museum


The thatched cottages in parkland to the north of the city centre aren’t relics from some former age, but belong to this undervisited museum of rural life. It's quite a surreal experience to wander the quiet lanes of barns and windmills, the bustle of the city centre all around a distant murmur.

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6. Fountain

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