The Hermannswälder-Hof is located at approx. 440 m above sea level. below the southern ridge from Mooskopf (873m) to Brandeckkopf (690m).With a distance of approx. 6.5 km to the center of Durbach, the farm was dependent on self-sufficiency for almost four centuries. Up to the 1950s, agriculture and silviculture were predominantly carried out on an area of approx.41.3 ha. From the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, the farm also had several types of wine, mainly for its own consumption.In the first years of settlement, the farm was probably managed in the usual way at the time, i.e. the forest was cleared and the fields that had been “roughened” were planted with cereals, beans, fruit and probably not earlier than the beginning of 1800 with potatoes.Due to the extremely steep slopes, the management of the entire courtyard is still very tedious. Agriculture has therefore been pushed back more and more in recent decades and cattle farming was completely abandoned in 2008.The original grinding mill on Hermannswaldbächle was converted around 1930 to generate electricity. The connection to the energy supply of the EW-Mittelbadens was made in 1959.
The farm has been run as a sideline since 2011. In 1768 the farm was first mentioned under the family name Bürg (Bürck). However, it can be assumed that there was already a farm post. The Huber family has owned the farm since 1812. With the current owner Simone Huber, the farm is now operated in the seventh generation.
The current residential building with an economic section was built in 1965 instead of the 18th-century log house. The Leibgedinghaus on the opposite side of the valley was built in 1907.Year of construction: 1965
Size: 41.5 hectares
Business sectors: forestry / Christmas trees, fruit growing / distillery, holiday apartments
Animals: sheep and small animals
June 9, 2020
The Hermannswälderhof. For me personally the most beautiful on the tour. We used the wide range to spend our lunch break here. In addition to the usual schnapps, beer and liqueur, there were also picolos from Durbacher sparkling wine and wine spritzer - along with smoked sausages.
August 2, 2020
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