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illustrates how the inhabitants of the smallest "Imperial City" of Germany survived amidst the ups and downs of 900 years. A choice out of 3500 exhibits!
History and tradition
Zell am Harmersbach
Stork Tower Museum

On more than 100 steps through the history of Zell.

Authentic and lively, the museum conveys the history of the once smallest imperial city on approx. 850 sqm and with 3500 individual objects.

Testimonies of the past.

Weapons, citizen and fire brigade equipment, stoneware, household goods, traditional costumes, town dungeons, instruments of torture and bells of shame, regional handicrafts - such as pottery, cigar making, rope making, beer brewing in fully functional workshops.

Further highlights:

Orchestrion "Zamba" from the famous organ building town Waldkirch (1897)

Basel Dance of Death with 42 Terracotta Groups

Exhibits from the heyday of Zeller ceramics
Watches - Coins - Minerals

Museum of local history Fürstenberger Hof

The life of farmers in the Black Forest

The Fürstenberger Hof, a proud witness of the past, with a mighty thatched roof lies on the banks of the Harmersbach in the romantic Kurgarten. The 350 year old farm gives an impression of the life of the Black Forest farmers of the last three centuries.

It is as if the farmer's family had just gone out into the fields: a kitchen blackened by smoke with a stove, butter barrel, waffle iron and many other kitchen stools, a living room with a tiled stove and the "Herrgottswinkel", a bedroom with a four-poster bed and a full wardrobe.
In the living rooms of the Fürstenberger Hof as well as in the stable, the barn and the bakery and Brennhiesli, the museum shows with great attention to detail a true-to-life image of Black Forest farmer life.
Bild von den Kanonen des Storchenturm-Museums
Bild von den Kanonen des Storchenturm-Museums
Suitable for families
Opening hours
Thursday: 15:00-17:00, 14:00-17:00
Friday: 14:00-17:00
Sunday: 14:00-17:00, 15:00-17:00
Am Kanzleiplatz / Steinrücken
Zell am Harmersbach
+49 7835 63 69 240

48.34654, 8.06414