The museum in the Kornhaus in Bad Waldsee

Gothic figure

It is raining as if the locks have been opened that day in Bad Waldsee. We are glad that the museum in the Kornhaus in Bad Waldsee is on our sightseeing program today. This is definitely the best place to get away from the wet weather outside. Marc Fischer from the spa administration accompanies us. The museum itself is a real surprise. It is located in the former granary of the town of Bad Waldsee in Baden-Württemberg.




Gothic masterpieces in the Kornhaus Museum in Bad Waldsee
Gothic masterpieces in the museum in the Kornhaus in Bad Waldsee


Bad Waldsee as a trading center - in the museum in the Kornhaus

In the Middle Ages, the place belonged to Austria and was a trading place that collected the grain of the farmers from the area in up to five grain houses in the city. That was far more than the place itself needed. As a result, Bad Waldsee quickly developed into a trading center. From here the grain was mainly transported to Switzerland in ox carts. In the course of time, the merchants accumulated a good sack of prosperity, which can still be seen in the city today. Half-timbered houses were built in the city center, and the town hall of Bad Waldsee towers over them all with its Gothic facade. The museum in the Kornhaus is directly opposite at the other end of the market square.

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Portrait of a Waldsee citizen woman
Portrait of a Waldsee citizen woman


Bourgeois women, councilors and churchmen in the museum in the Kornhaus

The director of the museum proudly shows us the treasures that are in the museum's possession. Our walk through the two upper floors of the museum leads us through the history of the city. We see portraits of bourgeois women and men, as well as images of the princes of Waldburg, who, together with the councilors and church lords, directed the fortunes of the city for a long time. The museum's macabre exhibits include instruments of torture and the weapons of the knights who were used under George III. von Waldburg, the "Bauernjörg", went to war against the Bavarian farmers and ultimately defeated them.

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  • We recommend the Bad Waldsee parking space, Hopfenweiler 2a, 88339 Bad Waldsee. However, there are other campsites in the area. There you can after a day trip in a Dutch Oven  or on the portable grill  after a day trip .
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  • In Bad Waldsee it is also worth visiting the Hymer Museum, which clearly shows the history of motorhome travel.


Baroque dragon slayer in the museum in the Kornhaus
Baroque dragon slayer in the museum in the Kornhaus


Sculptures in the city museum of Bad Waldsee

The showpieces of the museum, however, are Gothic and Baroque sculptures from the Zürn Collection, which you would not expect in a city museum in this quality. They are the museum director's collector's items and he proudly presents them to us. I can definitely understand him well. Figures of the Madonna, the suffering Christ on the cross in Gothic and Baroque style, as well as other saints - brought together from all over the world - show how rich the city was once through its grain and linen trade.

The upper floor is dedicated to folk art and handicrafts in the city. It shows how the citizens of the city lived in the 19th century. Dollhouses show how people lived back then. A typesetter's workplace brings the craftsmanship of the local print shop to life. A touch of the good old days pervades the rooms on the top floor of the Museum am Kornhaus.

After our tour of the Bad Waldsee City Museum, we have the feeling that we have better understood the city and got to know the history of its origins. A visit to the museum in the Kornhaus is definitely a good way to pass the time when it's raining outside.

More information about:

Museum in the Kornhaus Bad Waldsee
Main street 40 (Rathausplatz)
88339 Bad Waldsee
Tel: 07524/48228

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Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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