Joklisbauernhof/Jocklisbauernhof - Gutach - Schwarzwald

(Recommended by Ben)

Sign at entrance to road to farm...

Joklisbauernhof
Martin & Elfriede Moser
Ramsbachweg 58
77793
Gutach
Tel - 7833/7176
Fax - 7833/960148
Email -
urlaub@joklisbauernhof.de

History of farm stead - beginning in 1491

Framework for present Bauernhof...

Map to Joklisbauernhof...

I took this photo from the train window as we rode by...

This is without a doubt one of my all time favorite farms. What a wonderful hidden gem just north of the rail line and the heart of Gutach. I had a nice Doppelzimmer with private toilet and shower, a nice Aufenthaltesraum (lounge with TV) with balcony one door down -

Doubleroom for the price of a Single (12 Euro)

Colorful closet and furnishings...

Insuite...

Aufenthaltesraum (lounge with TV, microwave, icebox, full kitchen...

Breakfast room...

along with a large farm breakfast complete with cheeses, meats, several different breads, jams, jellies, honey, egg, juices and good strong German coffee. All for a bargain price!!!

Nice big farm breakfast included in price of room...

The Moser family is a traditional Black Forest farm family with a long and rich history. Elfriede and Martin Moser stay busy during the day taking care of their guests' and family's needs but always seem to have time for a short chat. Herr Moser (whose English is good) seems to be always on the go working with his cows and taking care of routine farm chores. They also make and sale their own Kirschwasser, Schnaps, Wurst and ham and I was lucky enough to be there for bread day when they make wood-oven baked Brot. So were alot of the local townspeople who were ready to buy their share.

Wood fired oven bread...

Shovel it in - wait an hour...

Shovel it out - warm and yummy...

Herr Moser fills up a large oven with two long planks full of dough that Frau Moser has been working all morning on - places each loaf well back in the oven with a long pizza type shovel - lets it bake for an hour and - then hot fresh bread for all.

I was also fortunate to be there for Gutach's annual thanksgiving day proceedings (Erntedankfest). Many of the locals dress up in their traditional outfits and parade with the local band from main street over the bridge along Kirchstrasse to St. Peter's Church. They then have services and afterwards play music and pose for pictures.

The lady smiling for my camera is Frau Moser...

Erntedankfest 2006

Erntedankfest 2006

Erntedankfest 2006

Erntedankfest 2006

The Bollenhut type costumes worn in these pictures are only worn in three local areas - Gutach, Wolfach and Hornberg. Each area or township in the Black Forest has it's own specific traditional costumes and hats. The Bollenhut has red balls for unmarried and black balls for married ladies. The Schäppel headgear (shiny beads of glass, metal, etc woven together) are worn by certain young ladies from the time of Communion til their wedding day - but only at special ceremonies.

Erntedankfest 2006

Erntedankfest 2006

St. Peters - Gutach

Erntedankfest 2006

Erntedankfest 2006

Gutach is an excellent location for a homebase in the Schwarzwald from which you can daytrip to basically anywhere in the Black Forest, Triberg, Gengenbach, Baden-Baden, Europa Park, the Vogtsbauernhof and parts of France. Another bonus that comes with accommodations in the Black Forest is a Guestcard that enables you to use public transportation FREE (KONUS) within the Schwarzwald. Just get on a bus or train and show your Guestcard when asked to produce a ticket by the conductor or driver.

Vogtsbauernhof...

Vogtsbauernhof open air museum...

Vogtsbauernhof open air museum...

Vogtsbauernhof open air museum...

While in Gutach - don't miss the local Vogtsbauernhof (open air museum) - where you can see how folks lived and worked on the farms over the past four centuries. Wonderful exhibit...

View from balcony of Joklisbauernhof - 2006

This is the view from the balcony of the Joklisbauernhof.


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