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The Hermann-Schilli-House was built in 1980 according to plans drawn up by Professor Hermann Schilli, the initiator und founder of the Black Forest Open Air Museum Vogtsbauernhof and the museum’s director from its opening in 1964 until 1981.

Hermann-Schilli-House with herb garden
Hermann-Schilli-House from the north
living room
youth room
seminar room
Esszimmer im Hermann-Schilli-Haus
Küche im Hermann-Schilli-Haus

Schilli’s original idea for the building was that it should contain all the rooms important for the administration and daily running of the museum: the archive, storage, warehouse, workshop, staffroom and an apartment for the caretaker.

After extensive conversion and renovation work, the building was integrated into the museum grounds in 2017. The ground and upper floor have been open to the public since then. On the ground floor there is a modern, well-equipped seminar room, and on the floor above, in the area originally intended as an apartment for the caretaker, an exhibition on 1980s home decor. With this exhibition the focus lies on a period which until now hasn’t featured in the museum.

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Vogtsbauernhof becomes a christmas village

In the artfully illuminated ambience of the historic Black Forest farms, exhibitors from the region offer traditional handicrafts and local products.

Friday, 9th December, 4 pm to 9 pm
Saturday, 10th December, 2 pm to 9 pm
Sunday, 11th December, 11 am to 7 pm

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