Openair museum


The Black Forest Open Air Museum is a forum for the entire Black Forest region. It carries out research projects and explores the cultural heritage and development of all rural areas in the Black Forest. In addition, the museum collects and preserves for the future important cultural assets from the Black Forest to ensure that the people of the region and visitors can access and experience these collections. In this way, the Open Air Museum contributes to the promotion and preservation of the region’s cultural identity.


The only museum that collects important cultural assets of all Black Forest region: 

  • Six fully furnished Black Forest farm houses and one labourer’s cottage

  • The 600-year-old “Little Castle from Effringen” is one of the oldest buildings in a German open-air museum

  • The “Hermann Schilli” house (built in 1980) with its modern lecture room and a permanent exhibition on the lifestyle of the 1980s

  • A number of outbuildings including storage houses, chapels, grain and sawmills as well as boundary stones and wayside shrines

  • Typical gardens and traditional livestock (e.g. horses, cows, pigs and goats)

  • Experience the inner workings of mills, different trades and crafts, a workshop for families as well as other exciting activities

  • A wide range of tours for groups, school and kindergarten children

Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof

77793 Gutach – phone 07831 93560 –