Outre-Forêt Rural House

The Maison Rurale de l'Outre-Forêt was created at the instigation of the Cercle d'Histoire de l'Outre-Forêt. The Cercle was looking for a farmhouse representative of the North Alsace region to showcase its heritage and open it to the public, but also to pass on the traditions and know-how of the Outre-Forêt. The Rural House was inaugurated in July 1998. Since then, it has welcomed 12 to 15,000 visitors per year.

The Maison Rurale de l'Outre-Forêt is a former farmhouse, now a heritage interpretation centre: a lively place to discover Alsace's heritage and its popular arts and traditions.

The various collections on display, illustrations of rural life in the first half of the 20th century, as well as the activities, workshops and exhibitions that complete the visit to the site, invite young and old to embrace the multiple facets of the regional art of living: from the architecture of the buildings to the traditions and know-how of our ancestors...

1 place de l’église

03 88 80 53 00

Visit of the Maison Rurale de l'Outre-Forêt


The Maison Rurale de l'Outre-Forêt is a former farmhouse, typical of the region called "Outre-Forêt", located in the Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Park. Now a heritage interpretation centre, the Maison Rurale de l'Outre-Forêt offers visitors the opportunity to discover the habitat, way of life, traditions and know-how that existed in the Alsatian countryside between 1920 and 1950.

In this typical Northern Alsatian farmhouse, you will find all the useful functions of rural life.

Horaires d'ouverture

Du 1er mai au 30 septembre : du mardi au dimanche ainsi que les jours fériés de 11h à 18h. 

Du 1er octobre au 30 avril : mercredi et jeudi de 11h à 17h, samedis, dimanches et jours fériés de 14h à 18h. Fermé le 25 décembre puis en janvier.

Public price
Adult : €6.00
Kid : €4.00
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free
Cutting and bottling cabbage for sauerkraut

1 October 2023 14:00

Special events


On Sunday 1 October 2023 from 2pm to 6pm, come and discover the cutting of sauerkraut cabbage, marquetry club demonstrations or take a guided tour of the Maison Rurale! The programme includes a tour of the Maison Rurale and the AMROF marquetry club exhibition, demonstrations by the marquetry club, and the cutting of sauerkraut cabbage into barrels at 4pm.

1 place de l'église
67250 Kutzenhausen



  • Visual disability
    For the visually impaired: a presentation booklet in Braille and large print, signage in Braille, a relief plan, a model of the building.

Access conditions

  • GPS : 48.93380 / 7.85646

  • Soultz-sous-Forêts is located on the TER line Wissembourg - Strasbourg, 45 minutes from Strasbourg. Kutzenhausen is located 3 km from Soultz-sous-Forêts. A cycle route links the two communes.

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