|The Vogtsbauernhof in Gutach
An open-air museum
Here, a variety of farm houses from the Black Forest area are exhibiting life on a farm. Archeologists believe that these self-contained farm-houses from the 16th century to present time are the continuation of the Allamannic Longhouse from the early centuries AD.
|The old kitchen did not have a chimney; insetead, the smoke filled the entire kitchen to smoke meats and sausages hanging from the ceiling.|
|Models from the typical Black Forest (Allamannic) farmhouse|
|The earlier foundations as well as the houses
were entirelz built out of wood--exaclty like the ones over 1000 years ago.
Later buldings used stone or brick foundations.
|The back of each house was always located against a mountain or hill. This provided easy access to the barn whichis located directly under the roof.|
|A still. Until today, each farmer is able to produce their own spirits (within limits set by the government).|
|A Hammer saw driven by water power.|
|A wheat mill.|
|Here, the ground flour is separated from the rougher outer shell.|
|The spirit and wine storage.|
|A cooling facility for milk using cold natural spring water.|