Sam's tips for kids

Lots of surprises await the youngest visitors on the museum grounds.

Mädchen beim Schafe füttern

The right place for animal lovers

 There are lots of animals on the grounds of our museum and they are happy for you to visit them! There are cows and calves, pigs and piglets, goats and kids, sheep and lambs, bunnies, chickens, geese, horses and donkeys. . 

Junge spielt die Kuhglockenorgel

Ringing the cowbells

All of you who love to tune into special sounds will have a great time in our Open Air Museum. Right by the entrance of our museum, you find a farm called Hippenseppenhof. Go into the old cow stable and ring the cowbells as loud as you like.

Vater mit Sohn in der Offenen Werkstatt für Familien

Open workshop for families

Would you like to try out and experience something new? Then with the open families’ workshop you’ve come to the right place! On all theme days and on public holidays the museum offers a full programme of hands-on activities. We guarantee it’s never boring and you will learn something at the same time! During the school holidays in Baden-Württemberg you can also enjoy daily activities! Have fun! Material costs will be charged for all programme items.

Lichtstation im Falkenhof

Turn on the lights!

Get lots of information on the first floor of the Falkenhof farmstead. How much light did an oil lamp give out? What about candlelight?

Mädchen im Bett der Schlafkammer

Need a lie-down?

Enter the bedrooms through a kind of balcony. In one of them, you'll find an old bed which is filled with straw as beds used to be in the old days. Lie down and give it a try! 

Spiel Memoryboard

Test your memory

In the same bedroom, you can find out how well you remember pictures. This room has a big memo board with pictures of children from the past and you can see if you have a good memory and pair them up.

Menne-Tenne im Falkenhof

The play barn

The threshing floor of the Falkenhof barn has been transformed into a play barn for children. The Vogtsbauernhof craftsmen have thought up and created all sorts of exciting games made of wood. For example, there is a pinball machine, a bowling alley and a marbles labyrinth for you to come and try out any time you like. You will also find unusual-looking farming equipment up against the walls of the threshing floor for you to puzzle about. And while you are having fun in the play barn, your parents can have a little rest on one of the seats nearby. 

Steinrutsche Erlebnisspielplatz

Adventure playground

At our adventure playground, you’ll find lots of different things. It's built to copy the Black Forest landscape and has rocks to climb on, driftwood, rafts, a rope bridge, a millstone and a watercourse - you'd better come and test it for yourselves! 

Kinder im Dachboden der Kindheit

Loft of Childhood

In our "Loft of Childhood" at the Hotzenwaldhaus, there's a lot to discover! It's full of toys from past times.

Waldlabyrinth im Lorenzenhof

Forest labyrinth

The forest labyrinth at the Lorenzenhof is something for little explorers. You have to find your own way through the seemingly impenetrable forest. There are stacks of wood to climb on, tree trunks to clamber over and whole rows of trees to get around. And just like in a real forest, as you beat your way through our forest labyrinth, you will encounter all sorts of wild and mysterious forest animals and mystical creatures, not to mention the secret hiding places you will discover! 

Familie beim Wasserspielplatz am Effringer Schlössle

Water Playground

The water playground next to the Effringer Schlössle invites you to splash and play on hot days. With a scoop you can let the water flow through wooden channels and bring it to the bottom with small weirs. Three water fountains embedded in the floor, which splash upwards, also ensure exuberant fun and wet feet.