A6 Shepherd’s hut from Wildfeuerberg
Presentation time: ca. 1950
This small hut, a plain timber-framed construction, was used by shepherds as a simple shelter for the night or in bad weather. The most important furnishings were the cooker and bedstead. There was no stable for the animals.
The mountain pasture area on Wildfeuerberg was in the possession of a grazing co-operative of 32 farmers in total. It covered an area of approximately 700 hectares, largely made up of wood pasture. A shepherd was employed to look after the livestock, approximately 90 young cattle in addition to horses and sheep, until the 1950s. The shepherd spent all day outside with the livestock. There was a board next to the entrance on which messages could be left for him.