How did the people live in the Black Forest in the
days of yesteryear?
BLACK FOREST OPEN-AIR MUSEUM
Turn back the pages of time and relive history as a first-hand experience.
Where the magnificently preserved Vogtsbauernhof farmstead once stood
alone in the open fields, it is now joined by numerous historical buildings
from various regions of the Black Forest to breathe life into times of long
ago. Six fully furnished farmhouses, the day labourer’s cottage and 15 outbuildings,
such as mills, sawmills, barns, stalls, a chapel, storehouses and a
granny house (Leibgedinghaus), invite you to take a stroll and discover the
multifaceted aspects of the Black Forest way of life.
Fascinating demonstrations and events will transport you back to bygone
centuries and will give you a graphic picture of the crafts, tools, customs,
traditions, work and lifestyle of former times.
Visit the dark rooms, soot-blackened kitchens, gardens and surroundings -
and the ancient customs and old-world traditions: the fabric of past life in
the Black Forest will unfold before your very eyes.
Daily events throughout the season make your visit to the museum an
unforgettable experience: whether you witness old crafts and mills in action,
or step into the footprints of our forefathers by taking part in one of
the many hands-on activities. In addition, there are many highlights ranging
from the special day for traditional costumes all the way to our “Schlachtfest”
(traditional end-of-season feast), plus every year a new special exhibition on
Black Forest cultural history. Look forward to a host of exciting events!
Turning learning into fun: living history.
Our educational tours for groups, school children and pre-school children,
accompanied by an experienced guide, will take you on a fascinating journey
through the history of the Black Forest. The choice is yours: a guided tour
on a selected theme – or a tour of your own supplemented by stimulating
Feel free to ask for our leaflet on guided tours and events. All our leaflets
are available to download on www.vogtsbauernhof.de.
Phone 0049 (0) 7831 / 93 56 - 0 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.vogtsbauernhof.de and find all we have to offer –
from guided tours to private celebrations. We look forward to
Getting here by car and bus
The museum is situated on the B33.
From A5, exit Offenburg, direction Villingen-Schwenningen B33.
From the A81, exit Rottweil, direction Offenburg B462/B294.
From Freiburg, direction Waldkirch/Elzach/Gutach (Schwarzwaldbahn)
Plenty of parking spaces for cars and buses.
Navigation: 77793 Gutach, Wählerbrücke
Coordinates: 48.270012, 8.201101 (length, width)
Getting here by train
Now the train stops right outside our doors!
The Open-Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof has its own halt right in front of
the entrance hall. The train will stop at “Gutach Freilichtmuseum” once
every hour. For further information go to www.vogtsbauernhof.de.
Guided tours booked in advance. For further information on our
programmes in English and other foreign languages go to
» Museum restaurant Strasbourg
» Kiosk in the playground area
» Museum shop with
literature and souvenirs
IN FRONT OF
End of March till beginning of November daily 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
(last admission 5.00 pm), in August 9.00 am to 7.00 pm (last admission 6.00 pm)
Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof
77793 Gutach (Schwarzwaldbahn)
Telefon: 0049 (0) 7831 / 93 56 0 · Fax: 0049 (0) 7831 / 93 56 29
cover picture: Klaus Hohnwald. Photos inside: Hans-Jörg Haas, Karl Schlessmann & Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof
IN FRONT OF
Information & Map of Museum
Relive the past with all your senses and take
home thousands of new impressions.
You are welcome
to use our audio
Available in the
Watch out kids!
Wherever Sam appears with
his lamb, there will be something
for you to discover or
~ Free guided tours for the public (in German):
Daily at 2.30 pm, in August also at 11.30 am.
~ Mill demonstration: Daily at 11.15 am, 12.15 am and 2.15 pm.
~ Demonstration of Black Forest cooking in the Falkenhof: Daily
from 11.00 am – 2.30 pm, from mid-May till mid-September.
~ Daily craftsmen demonstrations: Museum visitors are invited
to witness traditional crafts. Every day from May to September
from 11.00 am – 5.00 pm.
~ Museum workshop for families:
In the Hotzenwaldhaus, under expert guidance, the museum guests can make
various items and objects, from cuckoo pipes and water wheels to lanterns,
there‘s a wide range to choose from! Open daily from 11.00 am – 4.00 pm.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the museum! You will find
an ashtray at the kiosk.
Private photographers are welcome. Please register if you wish to take photos
for commercial purposes as the approval of the museum management is
01 Hippenseppenhof built in 1599
Furtwangen-Katzensteig, 920 m ASL
clocks and traditional costumes in the Black Forest /
Black Forest cabinet / child herders
02 Farm chapel built in 1736
03 Storehouse of the upper Black Forest
built around 1590
04 Day labourer’s cottage built in 1819
Oberprechtal, 550 m ASL
How the house was moved to the museum: documentation
of “building relocation in semi-assembled state”
05 Schauinslandhaus built in 1730
Schauinsland, 1100 m ASL
Schnefler craft (Woodworker, folklore and tradition)
06 Falkenhof built in 1737
Dreisamtal, 530 m ASL
dairy and livestock farming in the Black Forest /
historical and modern light sources, a comparison /
childhood in the Black Forest
07 Hotzenwaldhaus built in 1756
Hotzenwald, 920 m ASL
textile handicraft in the Black Forest / museum
workshop for families and children / children’s
08 Vogtsbauernhof built in 1612
Original site, Gutach valley, 260 m ASL
Störhandwerk (typical work carried out
by travelling craftsmen)
09 Gutach valley storehouse
built around 1606/1626
10 Hermann Schilli House Repository
11 Bakery and distillery built around 1870
12 Knock-and-drop sawmill built in 1673
13 Farm mill built in 1609
14 Kinzig valley storehouse
built in 1601/1746
15 Lorenzenhof built in 1608
Oberwolfach, Kinzig valley, 350 m ASL
Exhibition on various aspects of the forest
with maze for kids
16 Kinzig valley bakehouse
17 Crank saw built in 1826
18 Hemp press
19 Granny house built in 1652
20 Forge, oil mill
21 Boundary stone
22 Boundary stone
23 Boundary stone of the
monastery of St. Georgen
R Reception Building
SR Seminar Room
M Museum shop
Ë First aid
K Kiosk, picnic area
A Adventure playground
HG Herb garden
MP Meeting point for guided tours
(oven for withes used in raft building)
RA Rest area