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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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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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Its amazing to see decades old houses and lifestyle. Very well preserved. Couple of hours enough to see the place. We were there in the region only for two days and felt maybe could have skipped this and done something else. If you're in the region longer though it definitely is a to do on the list. Could do with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Very worthwhile Make sure to get the English Audio Tour Guide Very easy to walk around this 1600's farm. These buildings, about 15 in total, come from various Black Forest farms. There are working grain and saw mills. Excellent descriptive placards in several languages at each building We drove but very easy to reach by train, the Gutach station is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Monday when many other museums were closed. The museum has about 12 buildings of different ages to display different facets of Black Forest life. There was a restaurant and a small kiosk serving fast food lunches ( we had sausages in a bun). There were also places where you could, for an extra charge, try some... More 

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