Backhaus Grüntal

Freudenstadt-Grüntal, Black Forest, Germany

Do you know that: when you see a doll'
s house or a playhouse, in which you would like to live in it somehow? Maybe because of the longing for idyll and security that everyone knows.

To hide in such a small, closed world, which is far from your hectic and perhaps conflict-laden reality. In such a dollhouse with lots of nostalgic decorative elements, daintily painted rustic furniture and checkered beds. With rose-decorated curtains and porcelain. And outside there is a little garden that only belongs to you. With benches under trees and roses at the house, with wrought iron and goats and donkeys around it.

So we know that. And certainly also Karin Harr, because she has set up a small house in the former bakery of her farm. And you can rent that now. However, for two at most. More beds just don't fit. TV and so there is not. There would be no time for that, because in life, like in the old days, you have to chop wood and heat it up for warm water or for the sauna, which is a little trolley 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 is largely built and renovated with historical building materials and old materials that have been recycled, such as traditional beaver tail tiles for roofing, some of which are even over 200 years old. Almost all of the furnishings in the house, which consist of nothing but original furniture from the last century, are also recycled. A mixture of heirlooms and flea market finds. Where new materials such as paint or plaster were used, they are organic quality or regional building materials such as wood and stone.

FoodIn the morning there is a lavishly filled breakfast basket delivered to the bakehouse. With farmer's bread, Black Forest ham, local cheese and eggs from their own chickens. Guests can make the butter themselves and then enjoy it. Various liquid apple products are available from the Harr's own wine press. Vegetarian is of course possible. Not vegan.

Inspired by the rural women's education organization and with the support to promote 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 your project was supported, so you and your family support various social works in Germany, Africa, Brazil and India and you also have two sponsored children in Brazil and India.

EnvironmentEnvironment and sustainability are very important to Harrs. The entire bakery is largely a recycling product. Garbage separation is practically superfluous, as garbage is simply avoided, as is usual with Harrs. The bakery visitors are motivated to shop regionally, seasonally and organically in reusable packaging in the vicinity. And it is heated with local wood.

Well-BeingHolidays in the Backhaus Grüntal are a single balm for mind and soul from the very first moment, because being here is like immersing yourself in another world in which everything is reduced to the essentials and thus free of ballast. And to purify the body, you can go to the sauna, which looks a bit like the witch stove from Hansel and Gretel, which you have to heat up yourself before you even cook it yourself. The panoramic window of the sauna trolley is only transparent from the inside. So don't worry, the goats and sheep in the pasture in front of you can't see you. For many guests, the close proximity to the animals is very beneficial and the donkey walks, which are a specialty of the Harr family, often turn into wonderful therapy times with in-depth discussions.


  • Life like back then
  • Individual vacation in your own little house and garden - pure idyll
  • Goat TV instead of television
  • Guided donkey hikes bookable with foresight
  • Baking bread in a wood oven optional
  • If you like it hot, you have to cheer
  • Donkeys, chickens, goats, sheep
  • Numerous excursion destinations in the area: Northern Black Forest National Park, Wildbad Tree Top Walk, Wolfach Bear Park, Baiersbronn Hiking Sky
  • Countless bike and hiking trails

holiday home1 bedroomKitchen + breakfast ingredientsno childrenno WiFino disabled accessno Poolno pets


  • House with living room, bedroom and kitchen
  • Outdoor bathroom with shower and bath tub
  • Refrigerator filled with regional organic food and eggs from farm hens on arrival
  • Towels, bath and sauna towels and bathrobes
  • Own romantic garden
  • Tram and bus stop nearby
  • Hammock, garden furniture, dining area in the gazebo
  • Log fire sauna with panoramic window
  • Klohäusl with water closet
  • Parking spot
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Rooms + Rates

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Location + Directions

By car

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

With public transport

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