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Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof

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Address: 77793 Gutach im Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7831 93560

In the Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof the Black Forest culture...

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 15outbuildings, 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 livedand farmed throughout the ages.

Daily Events:

Daily craftsmen demonstrations

Museum visitors are invited to witness traditional crafts.

Mill demonstrationDaily at 11.15, 12.15 And 2.15 Pm.

Free guided tours for the public (in German), daily at 2.30 Pm, in August also at 11.30 Am. 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 - the variety is enormous!

Open daily (end of march until begin of november).

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Great for families and history buffs

This was a delightful way to spend a sunny day in the Black Forest. There was an English tour and we learned about the different farm structures in the different regions of... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much activities but a nice quiet stroll if you happen to be in the area. Skip the food opposite unless you are really hungry- it really was "fast food" quality. A good place for kids since there's lots of animals around

Thank Carolloo83
Ashland, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

This was a delightful way to spend a sunny day in the Black Forest. There was an English tour and we learned about the different farm structures in the different regions of Germany. There was a museum, good food and souvenirs, plenty of parking and the staff were delightful. The kids loved making rye flour in their rye mill and... More 

Thank snoopygrl
Reichenbach, Germany
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Unable to review as it was closed. Cannot add anything else. The Place was CLOSED.That means we could not go in and judge what it was like

Thank CelticMo
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The place is beautiful, very well groomed and maintained. It is nice to see how they used to live and work, and the exhibition is comprehensive and impressive. An agreeable place.

Thank taly a
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visit ed in July 2015. At first i was not excitted at all to fisit this museum. Boy was I wrong. This open air museum has a number of houses dated through the ages that was located at different places throughout the forrest. Dismantelled the origoginal houses en re constructed them as they were. Time traveling is almost a reality... More 

3 Thank 879martinp
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is an amazing collection of buildings from different regions of the Black Forest. These preserved historic buildings include the original farmstead built in 1612, as well as cottages, animal stalls, barns, saw mills, a chapel etc painstakingly dismantled and taken from their original locations to be re-assembled on this site. One of these buildings dates to the 1590's. Each... More 

3 Thank Joan0452013
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was a very interesting look into the lives of farmers of the Black Forest. Definitely worth it to either go with a guide, or to rent one of the audio guides. Seeing how the old houses had everything under one roof, how smoke was used to preserve the wood, and getting a keen understanding of the unique struggles of... More 

1 Thank Rebecca H
Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

We woke up in our Apartment where we were staying in the mountains and it was raining, but we had decided to visit this attraction the night before so off we went. It was just down the road from us, so if we got too wet we could return home to dry out. We arrived and parked in the car... More 

3 Thank JohnRWebb
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Don't get me wrong - the museum is very interesting and our tour guide's English was excellent, but during the tour we only saw one house. In the past, you saw all or at least several houses. The place has grown over the last 20 years and has become too touristy. There are several food outlets now (not too expensive),... More 

1 Thank Dieter H
Beziers, France
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Reviewed 30 September 2016

You need at least 2 hours to visit this very interesting museum. Very well laid out and with great audio descriptions at every point of interest (audio guide a must). A must if you are in the Black Forest.

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