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Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof

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77793 Gutach im Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7831 93560
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Fascinating demonstrations as you go back in time

We arrived at this museum not really knowing what to expect. We were greatly surprised with what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eagan, Minnesota
Well Worth the Bus Ride

Was an hour and a half bus ride from our cruise ship but well worth it. Was very interesting how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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In the Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof the Black Forest culture and history come to life. Visitors will find out how people lived and worked in Black Forest farmhouses during the last 400 years. As well as six fully-furnished farmhouses from different parts of the Black Forest, the visitors will find a labourer's cottage and about 15 outbuildings, such as mills, sawmills, storehouses, a distillery and a chapel, fields, kitchen gardens and a herb garden. The museum presents the many different faces of life in the Black Forest: its architecture, traditions, customs and trades, and the way people lived and farmed throughout the ages. Daily Events: Daily craftsmen demonstrations: Museum visitors are invited to witness traditional crafts. Mill demonstration: Daily at 11.00 am, 12.30 am and 2.00 Pm. Museum workshop for families: Here, under expert guidance, the museum guests can make various different pieces and objects, from key hooks to lanterns and hardwood baskets.
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77793 Gutach im Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
+49 7831 93560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at this museum not really knowing what to expect. We were greatly surprised with what we found. First and foremost, the weather was beautiful, sunny and warm. Our private tour guide provided important insights to each and every structure that we walked through....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an hour and a half bus ride from our cruise ship but well worth it. Was very interesting how people lived during that medieval times. Also, watched a demonstration how black Forrest cake was made and even got to sample a piece. Very delicious.

Thank bminaai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a 90 minute visit and really wish we had, had more time. What a treat it was to go inside the different homes and buildings and step back into the past. Even the apartment from the 1980's was a great contrast....More

Thank sgec1105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Developed a lot over the years with new exhibits and new entrance and shops outside the museum .Good place to spend at least half a day as there is plenty to see and do . I thought there would be more practical demonstrations ,maybe working...More

Thank Ted M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is a must. To get the best you will need at least three hours but could easily spend a whole day and then more. There is an audio package available, costs about 3 euros. However most exhibits have explanatory notes in German, French...More

Thank Lastseenat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived by train right to the front entrance of the museum (trains go every hour so time your return). The museum is set up like a village with houses dotted around. It was interesting to see the cooking stoves and utensils of the past....More

Thank susangcs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable visit for a couple of hours meandering through the museum. Some of the saw and grinding mills were in operation (they are water driven) which made our day. Very easy walk (we had a 90 year-old with us who had no...More

Thank msgtp
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This is a fantastic place! In the middle of Black Forest valley, there are houses from 1600s. The place looks like an old farm and in the same time and educational facility. There are farm houses, gardens, and workshops from 16-20 centuries demonstrating the daily...More

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My kids (7 and 9) really enjoyed it. You see various old farms and get a sense of how people lived over the centuries. It's worth a visit although it is crowded.

Thank Hans B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is a nice and interesting place that gives you a good insight in culture and history. It shows you how people have lived and worked in Black Forest farmhouses over the last 400 years. Daily handicraft demonstrations. Plan much time half a day minimum.The...More

Thank JKM1Muenchen
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25 September 2017|
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Response from S J | Property representative |
There is no reduction on the entrance fee with the KONUS card. The entrance for adults is 9 euros, we also have family prices that depend on the number of children you have. All the prices you can find on our homepage (also... More
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Response from Frances V | Reviewed this property |
We spent about half a day in the museum park itself. However, it is truly worth it, especially if you the the time to talk to the people at the exhibits they are very knowledgable and have many stories to tell.
Karen K
12 June 2016|
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Response from S J | Property representative |
Hello, after November 6 the museum is closed until march 26 in 2017. There is a Christmas market from friday, december 9 to sunday, december 11.
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