Hippenseppenhof

The Hippenseppenhof is the oldest farm in the museum. It was built in 1599 in Furtwangen-Katzensteig.

It represents the Höhenhaus type of structure, and is the oldest Black Forest type of house we know of. They were post-and-beam structures, with huge king posts rising right up from the ground to carry the roof ridge at the top. 

The museum has an exhibition of clocks and wickerwork in the Hippenseppenhof, crafts that were very common in the area around Furtwangen. In addition the farm has been allotted as outbuildings a chapel and a storehouse.