The exhibition in the district museum of St. Blasien tells the story of how the initial, former monastery became the most important and powerful Benedictine abbey in the Black Forest.
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The district museum features the cathedral construction, the closing of the monastery during secularisation, its subsequent time as a factory, and St. Blasien’s rise as a health resort for the aristocracy and prominent artists of 1900. The structural transformation that spanned centuries comes to life in a relatively small space. These changes also include the emergence of winter sports tourism. The district museum of St. Blasien showcases the first skis that were made in Germany – the Köpfer skis from the neighbouring village of Bernau, made in 1892.
In addition, the district museum provides information on the landscape, nature, and geology of the Black Forest as well as art and culture.
Varying special exhibitions are presented in the newly furbished gallery.
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday, between 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm