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“Farm Life in the 19th and early 20th Century of Germany”

Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The Museum depicts farm life with structures from the 19th and early 20th Century. Each structure has been reassembled on the site and reflects German farm life when farmers were self sufficient and used animals and the yield of the fields for support. Think of it as life before electricity or the encroachment of the Industrial Age. Formatted for kids and adults interested in agrarian life. Takes approximately 3 - 4 hours to see all. Also has a gift shop and dining hall on site.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

I visited with my 2 cousins and we had a small family reunion in a coffee place close. THen we visited the museum and it was very very interesting. A shame I forgot my camera because as you can see you can take quite some lovely pictures!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Our whole family of ten members all enjoyed a day out here.
We visited on one of the hottest days of the year and the kids and us adults were so hot, but we cooled down with refreshments at the cafe and in the old, dark houses and buildings. Very interesting to find out the traditions of the old Black Forest. We dragged our kids around in a pull along cart which was great to save their tired legs on such a hot day.
Thoroughly enjoyable was the day... and the huge slice of the delicious schwarzwälder kirschtorte (Black Forest Gâteaux)

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

An amazing folk museum which is well laid out, easy to follow and provides lots of historical information.
We had a wonderful day exploring all the old buildings which have been moved from other locations near to Gutach, and found them all very interesting. It was fascinating to see how they designed and built the farmhouses and storerooms etc with the weather and prevailing conditions in mind. Some of the buildings dated back to the 1500s, and were in remarkably good condition given that they are mostly constructed of wood.
There were explanations as to how they made their locks, why one particular type of building was made of wood but then surrounded on all four sides by a rock structure which stood about 4-5 feet away from the wooden walls (reason was to keep it much warmer in winter, and also to make it easy for them to store their goods and feed their animals without going out into the weather).

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

The Black Forest Open Air Museum was the highlights of our visit to the Black Forest. There is a lot to see and lots of interesting information (in English as well) and exhibits in the farmhouses. One of the best parts was a small workshop where handmade crafts are sold. They could personalise the crafts on the spot for you. This is a great place to buy unique gifts. There is a train station right outside the museum entrance with hourly trains. The Sommerrodelbahn Gutach, about a 10 min walk down the road is also well worth a visit.

Date of experience: July 2017
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