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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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Not on comparable level and expensive - short distances and kids friendly though

Compared with other regions in Germany (e.g. Detmold or Neu-Anspach) this is a rather lousy Open... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin C
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Wiesbaden, Germany
A great way to see how people lived a few hundred years ago

This museum started with a one family house on the property. All of the other houses and workshops... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William P
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Glendale, Arizona
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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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  • Average9%
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77793 Gutach im Schwarzwald, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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+49 7831 93560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared with other regions in Germany (e.g. Detmold or Neu-Anspach) this is a rather lousy Open Air Museum. Especially if you consider the 10 euros per adult entrance fee. If you want to have a good impression about the live in the black forest 100+...More

Thank Martin C
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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your comment. Unfortunately we couldn't convince you totally of our offers. We would be pleased if you could write us an e-mail to info@vogtsbauernhof.de and tell us what you missed and what we can do better. Only with the help...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum started with a one family house on the property. All of the other houses and workshops were located in other parts of Germany, disassembled, and then reassembled again at this museum. You can physically enter each of the buildings and touch and feel...More

Thank William P
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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are pleased that you liked our museum and the different buildings from all regions of the Black Forest. Good to hear that you enjoyed our offers like the mill demonstration. It would be great to welcome...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we want last year (2017) and had an amazing time the staff are very friendly and always willing to help and great value for money as we spent nearly a whole day. If you like looking at history this is a great place to visit...More

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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the museum that much. We are looking forward to welcome you again with your parents!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A significant number of Black Forest building from across the ages have been located here. You can walk around, go inside and touch things. Don’t forget to take the walk to the 1960/70s house which is the best one IMHOMore

Thank David J
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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are pleased that you liked our museum and the different buildings. Opened this year, in 2018, the "1960/70s house" you refer to is the first building from the nothern Black Forest in our museum. It was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very educational and fun place to visit. It does require a lot of walking and stair climbing. It is very beautiful.

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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are pleased that you liked the museum. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to welcome you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This living history museum (complete with a knitter on the day we were there and the major sites described in English) is a wonderful way to start a visit to the Black Forest. You'll learn quite a bit about the history and the architecture of...More

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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the great rating and your kind words. Nice to hear that you had a wonderful day at the museum. We are very pleased that we could give you an understanding of the history of the Black Forest. We are looking...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great educational value and impressed at how these houses are well kept till today. Really depicts how life was in the past in Germany. Great learning experience for both adults and children with some hands-on activities for both. Highly recommended for families

Thank suzlianas
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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for kind comment. We are very pleased that you had a good time at our open-air museum. We are looking forward to welcome you again!

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We visited with three kids ages 14, 10, and 5. It was a hit with everyone, even my husband who was skeptical, having never been to an open air museum before. We were there at the end of the day and only had 1 1/2...More

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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are delighted that you liked the museum. The daily craftsmen demonstrations are offered from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. We are sorry that you couldn't witness the traditional crafts. Perhaps you can visit us again some...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

A large collection of old houses and farming structures from the 18th and 19th centuries admirably demonstrating how people in the Black Forest lived and worked in these earlier times. In a few of the houses there were demonstrations of old crafts, a particularly interesting...More

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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comment. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay.We would be pleased to welcome you again.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

This was our first stop in the Black Forest. The buildings are beautiful and it's hard to believe their age. Lots of information provided about each stop (and in English). They have many animals and working gardens. Nice gift shop and restaurant at the entrance...More

Thank Stacy C
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S J, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the museum. We would appreciate to welcome you again some day. Kind regards, the team of the Vogtsbauernhof

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Kiwikl
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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sjburak71
15 July 2016|
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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.
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Karen K
12 June 2016|
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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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