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Black Forest Open Air Museum

Black Forest Open Air Museum is an open-air museum in the Black Forest, Germany, located between Hausach and Gutach.

The museum is centred on the Vogtsbauernhof farmhouse dating from 1612, which was built on this site. Other buildings from the Black Forest have been dismantled, transported to the museum and reassembled.


There are six fully furnished farmhouses:

Other buildings include a day labourer's cottage (1819) and outbuildings including a mill (1609), a sawmill (1673), barns, stalls, a chapel (1736), a storehouse (1601-1746) and a granny house (Leibgedinghaus - 1652).

Around the buildings are farm animals and a herb garden with over 130 medicinal herbs. Demonstrations of exhibitions illustrate the crafts, tools, customs, traditions, work and lifestyle of former times.


The museum opened in 1964, founded as the first open-air museum in Baden-Württemberg. Key events in the museum's history are:


The museum is open daily from the end of March until early November. It claims to be the most visited open-air museum in Germany and one of the most visited throughout Europe, with more than 250,000 visitors a year. Since its opening, the museum has attracted over 13.5 million visitors.

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