Your vacation in a historical landmarked building ‘Gerberhaus’


  • internet with wifiWLAN
  • Sauna in the vacation rentalSauna
  • fireplace Fireplace
  • playground with sandbox and more toysGarden
  • nice terrace with bbq in your homeTerrace with grill
  • children travel bed and high chairTravel cot / Highchair
  • Washing machine and dryerWashing machine / Dryer
  • dog friendly vacation home with fenced gardenEnclosed grounds

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Home Gerberhouse!

Would you like to spend your holidays in an extraordinary holiday apartment? Do you enjoy spending time in a heritage building with a special ambience of historical houses? You are in the right place, here at our house in Schwarzwald! Make your dreams in these exceptional historical apartments come true!

Your vacation rental Gerberhäusle - Schwarzwald - the history worth knowing

This unusual vacation house is a half-timbered house of 1783 located quietly in the old town of Alpirsbach by murmuring waters of Kinzig river. It stands under monumental protection and has been recently lovingly restored by hand. Only natural building materials have been used to the preservation of structural fabric. All the floors are wooden or from natural stone. Both wood-panelled and half-timbered walls, as well as a coffered ceiling in the living room create a cosy atmosphere of a landmarked building. Almost all pieces of furniture in the apartment are handmade and unique. ‘Each time when I enter the Gerberhaus, I feel it is steeped in history. I feel like I am in the old Black Forest times of rustic traditions, in the town of timber rafting and tanneries. Its uniqueness is incredibly noticeable by a guest of this extraordinary accommodation.’


Ausstattung Gerberhaus
Ausstattung Gerberhaus

Historical buildings with modern facilities

Historical equipment of this vacation rental steeped in history is harmoniously combined with modern holiday entitlements, such as free wireless Internet access and a handmade sauna.

A new installed central heating system (Dec 2019)gives modern living comfort in this historic building with a lot of history.

On its three floors, the house, totalling 110 m2, offers 2 bedrooms for up to 8 people. In the bedroom on the ground floor you can find 2 single beds, while on the top floor a double bed. From here, you can easily reach an open sleeping gallery with two further sleeping places with 2 mattresses. In the comfortable living area with a television set and a fireplace you can find an extra sofa bed. Right next to the open timber frame, you can enjoy your delicious dinner in the sitting area with corner benches beside the well-equipped kitchen. Children can also find a portable travel bed or a high chair. For our smallest guests we prepared a changing mat and a loo seat. Furthermore, a selection of books as well as board games for both adults and children is available. For more holiday comfort of our guests we situated the two bathrooms right next to the bedrooms. The bathroom on the ground floor contains a bathtub, a toilet and a washbasin. What is more, there is also a washing machine and a dryer. The bathroom on the top floor has a shower, a toilet, as well as a wooden washstand with a basin.

The living room stays warm thanks to a soapstone fireplace as well as historical windows restored and thermally insulated in 2015. Within a few minutes’ walk there are many great restaurants and all shopping facilities that may be needed. Within the same distance you will get to the Black Forest and its numerous walking paths and mountain bike routes. A further, exceptional advantage is a handcrafted sauna on the terrace and a small romantic garden.


Within a few minutes’ walk there are many great restaurants and all shopping facilities that may be needed. Within the same distance you will get to the Black Forest and its numerous walking paths and mountain bike routes. A further, exceptional advantage is a handcrafted sauna on the terrace and a small romantic garden.

Spa & Wellness

Sauna Innenansicht

Spa & Wellness in historical buildings of Gerberhaus

After an eventful day in Schwarzwald you are encouraged to make a visit to our outdoor sauna, go to one of the amazing restaurants in Alpirsbach within a walking distance from our hotel and enjoy a glass of wine at the cosy open fireplace in the amazing historical Gerberhäusle. You can also take a bath in a bathtub in your holiday house.

During summer you can listen to the calming sounds of splashing waters of Kinzig river and birds twittering on the terrace. Many thermal baths can also be found in our region in southern Germany. In the neighbourhood of Alpirsbach there is also a swimming pool with both sauna parea and Wellness Spa in Panorama-Bad in Freudenstadt. Furthermore, you also have a chance to visit thermal baths in Baden-Baden or Bad Wildbad. Interested in our vacation rental? Request a non-binding offer for our holiday house rental ‘Gerberhäusle.


You can click on the green buttons Book or Sent Request to see available dates and to make a booking or a booking request.


As our guests you can use the KONUS-Card e.g. in der 2. Class from Pforzheim to Bale, Karlsruhe to Waldshut all over the Black Forest region — as often as you like to and totally for free. Nobody has to take care to buy tickets. You can enjoy your free ride in your Black Forest Vacation.

House owner:
Hermann + Monika Schneider
Egenstr. 56
42113 Wuppertal

Rental agent:
Heiko Roth, Schillerstr. 62, 72275 Alpirsbach


Feedback from our vacation guests about the historic vacation home Gerberhaus

„We enjoyed a lot stay in your vacation rental historic Gerberhouse“

Andre K. from Paris

All was perfect, starting with the friendly welcome and the house tour. The house was perfectly clean and you get all you need in the vacation home. It is a comforable house complettly made from wood in a chalet style with a romatic fire oven. Die Beds are very comfortable too and the area is very quiet so you can relax and sleep well at night. The ducks in the close by river will welcome you in the morning and you will have a nice start in the day. The sauna is very nice in the garden and a ideal place to relax after a day full of sightseeing.

„Cosy Black forest vacation home with a lot of athmosphere and nice fire oven“

Mrs A. from Dallenwill, Switzerland

We had in your great historic vacation home a great week in autumn. The vacation home is very cosy with a lot of personality. It was very clean and very stylish and with a lot nice details equipped. Nearly each evening we enjoyed the sauna and later on we very enjoying the cosy living room with its fireplace. In town we were going out for dinner in the evenings and made long walks with our dog.

„Homely tudor house at the young river Kinzig“

Mrs. Z. Frankfurt

Our vacation in Alpirsbach were excellent. The house is a dream and very romantic. It is a house with history and we like that. We will come back.

Floor Plan

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Photogallery historic Vacation home Gerberhaus

Travel tipps for the historic Vacation rental Gerberhouse

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    Abbildung Schiltach - Schenkenzell im Schwarzwald

    Only 3 Km from Alpirsbach away. You can hike the rafters path, visit the taverns Castle and the old rafters city Schiltach. Or visit the Aquademie - a very special museum.

  • Wolfach - Kinzigtal

    Abbildung Wolfach - Kinzigtal im Schwarzwald

    The city Wolfach is a traditional rafters city. Here the tradition is very important. Famous is the Swabian-Alemannic carnival "fasnet". So in Wolfach 13 original parades take place.