Backhaus Grüntal

Freudenstadt-Grüntal, Black Forest, Germany

Do you know that: when you see a doll's house or a playhouse that you somehow want to live in yourself? Perhaps because of the longing for idyll and security that everyone knows. 

Slipping into such a small, closed world that is far from your own hectic and perhaps conflict-laden reality. In a doll's house with lots of nostalgic decorative elements, delicately painted rustic furniture and checkered beds. With rose-decorated curtains and porcelain. And outside a little garden that only belongs to you. With a bench under trees and roses by the house, with wrought iron and goats and donkeys around it. 

So we know that. And certainly Karin Harr too, because she has set up a little house in the former bakery on her farm. And you can rent it now. However, at most in pairs. More beds just don't fit in. There is no TV here. There would be no time for that, because in life, as in the old days, wood needs to be chopped and heated for warm water or for the sauna, which is a little cart in the garden and from which you can look directly at the green meadow to the goats.

Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom148 €


ArchitectureThe Backhäusl was largely built and renovated with historical building materials and old materials that were recycled, such as traditional plain tiles for roofing, some of which are even more than 200 years old. Almost all of the furnishings in the house are also recycled and are made up of nothing but original furniture from the last century. A mix of heirlooms and flea market finds. Wherever new materials such as paint or plaster were used, they are in organic quality or building materials from the region such as wood and stones.

FoodIn the morning there is a lavishly filled breakfast basket delivered to the bakery. With farmhouse bread, Black Forest ham, cheese from the region and eggs from our own chickens. The guests can make their own butter and then enjoy it. Various liquid apple products are available from the farm&

Encouraged by the rural women education organization and with the support of innovative measures for women in rural areas, Karin Harr implemented her project "Backhaus Grüntal - fairytale country experience" in 2016 and has been welcoming guests here since 2017. Just as her project was supported, she and her family also support various social works in Germany, Africa, Brazil and India and they also have two sponsored children in Brazil and India.

EnvironmentThe environment and sustainability are close to the heart of Harrs. The entire bakery is largely a recycling product. Separation of waste is practically unnecessary as waste is simply avoided, as is the custom at Harrs. The visitors to the bakery are motivated to shop regionally, seasonally and organically in reusable packaging in the vicinity as possible. And domestic wood is used for heating.

Well-BeingHolidays in the Backhaus Grüntal are from the first moment a single balm for mind and soul, because being here is like immersing yourself in another world, in which everything is reduced to the essentials and therefore free of ballast. And for physical purification, go to the sauna, which looks a bit like the witch stove from Hansel and Gretel, which you first have to heat yourself up before you can even cook yourself in it. The panorama window of the sauna cart is only transparent from the inside. So don&


  • Life like in the old days
  • Individual vacation in your very own little house and garden - pure idyll
  • Instead of television, there is goat TV
  • Guided donkey hikes with a view can be booked
  • Bread baking in the wood oven is optional
  • Those who like it hot have to cheer first
  • Donkeys, chickens, goats, sheep
  • Numerous excursion destinations in the area: Northern Black Forest National Park, Treetop Walk Wildbad, Bear Park Wolfach, Baiersbronn Wanderhimmel
  • Countless bike and hiking trails

Holiday home1 bedroomkitchenno childrenno WiFino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • House with living room, bedroom and kitchen
  • Outside bathroom with shower and tub
  • Filled refrigerator with regional organic food and eggs from our own chickens on arrival
  • Towels, bath and sauna towels and bathrobes
  • Own romantic garden
  • Tram and bus stops nearby
  • Hammock, garden furniture, dining area in the gazebo
  • Wood fire sauna with panoramic window
  • Klohäusl with water closet
  • parking spot


Ein Bett im Backhaus: Karin Harr hat mit viel Gespür fürs Außergewöhnliche zusammen mit ihrem Mann in Grüntal ein Refugium zum Erholen in ländlicher Idylle geschaffen., October 2020
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Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom148 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Stuttgart you drive about 1.5 hours to the back house in Grüntal (78 km). From Karlsruhe it is just under 1.5 hours (83 km), from Freiburg it is just under 2 hours (996 km) and from Zurich it is just under 2.5 hours (189 km) via Singen.

With public transport

The next train station is in Grüntal. From there you can either walk (1.1 km) to the back house or take a taxi.