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 visit of this traditional farmhouse, along with craftmen’s workshops, a dairy and even a classroom, is an invitation to discover rural life, popular arts and traditions of the early 20th century.

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 du 1er au 31 janvier 2024.

Public price
Adult : €6.00
Kid : €4.00
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free
Springtime of wool balls

From 15 to 17 March 2024

Événement exceptionnel


Printemps des Pelotes: wool and spring fair. From 15 to 17 March, around sixty exhibitors will be taking part in the 8th Printemps des Pelotes, to be held in Kutzenhausen, to enchant our everyday lives with their latest creations.

Breeders and producers of sheep's, goat's and llama's wool from several regions of France, Germany and Belgium will be showcasing their products, which go by the sweet names of angora, alpaca, cashmere, mohair, etc.

Designers and retailers present skeins and balls, haberdashery and decorative items, knitting kits, women's and children's clothing, fashion accessories...

Other yarn and needle experts will be on hand to offer advice and share their skills in demonstrations of wool spinning, comb weaving, knitting, crochet, felting, etc.

Exhibitions by artists and craftspeople will also liven up this event, which is also dedicated to springtime renewal, with Easter decorations and a selection of local produce.

1 place de l’église



  • 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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