Schwarzwald Freilichtmuseum Vogtsbauernhof

Day-labourer's Cottage

The labourer’s cottage, “s’ Wirtstonis”, was built in 1819 in Oberprechtal. Its inhabitants earned their living as weavers, foresters and day-labourers. The cottage conveys a powerful sense of the restricted and basic living conditions of poor country folk.

Day-labourer's cottage from the south
front of the day-labourer's cottage
living room
kitchen
home decor of 1990s in the day-labourer's cottage

The contents of the cottage, from the furniture to the dishes and the linen, all came complete with the cottage and were kept on by the museum. Thus, visitors can witness the cottage exactly as its last owner left it in 1993.

 

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