Museum in Gutach

Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum

Well worth the 4km detour south of the Kinzig Valley, the Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum spirals around the Vogtsbauernhof, a self-contained, early-17th-century farmstead. Farmhouses shifted from their original locat…
Museum in Gutach

Duravit Design Centre

If giant cuckoo clocks and Black Forest gateau no longer thrill, how about a trip to the world’s largest loo? Drive a couple of minutes south of Gutach on the B33 to Hornberg and there, in all its lavatorial glory, …
Monastery in Alpirsbach

Kloster Alpirsbach

All the more evocative for its lack of adornment, the 11th-century former Benedictine Kloster Alpirsbach effectively conveys the simple, spiritual life in its flat-roofed church, spartan cells and Gothic cloister, w…
Museum in Haslach

Schwarzwälder Trachtenmuseum

Haslach’s 17th-century former Capuchin monastery houses the Schwarzwälder Trachtenmuseum, showcasing flamboyant costumes and outrageous hats, the must-have accessories for the well-dressed Fräulein of the 1850s. Loo…
Street in Schiltach


Clamber south up Schlossbergstrasse, pausing to notice the plaques that denote the trades of one-time residents, such as the Strumpfstricker (stocking weaver) at No 6, and the sloping roofs where tanners once dried …
Museum in Schiltach

Schüttesäge Museum

The riverfront Schüttesäge Museum focuses on Schiltach’s rafting tradition with reconstructed workshops, a watermill generating hydroelectric power for many homes in the area and touchy-feely exhibits for kids, from…
Museum in Schiltach

Museum am Markt

Museum am Markt is crammed with everything from antique spinning wheels to Biedermeier costumes. Highlights include the cobbler’s workshop and an interactive display recounting the tale of the devilish Teufel von Sc…
Square in Schiltach


Centred on a trickling fountain, the sloping, triangular Marktplatz is Schiltach at its picture-book best. The frescos of its step-gabled, 16th-century Rathaus depict scenes from local history.