The Village Museum Flößer Stub’n
The hard life of the rafters from the Franconian Forest
Here, in the oldest and newly renovated school house of Friesen dating back to the 17th century, one can join a highly interesting journey into the past. In 9 rooms, a huge collection of craftsmen’s instruments can be admired.
This collection is supplemented by numerous historical agricultural instruments and a weaving room including an old, often used, loom. The core of the village museum, however, is the rich equipped “Flößer Stub’n”. Here one may discover several true to original reproductions of old saw mills, as well as models of all kinds of rafts from the Frankenwald-Kuppel (Franconian Forest Dome) to the large Main-Raft with a rafter’s hut on it. Moreover, the exhibition shows various traveling implements belonging to the rafters along with their tools of the trade. Many pictures and documents depict the life of the rafters and of the people in the villages in these times as well as the changes of a rafter’s village throughout the years.
April – end of October:
Every first and third Sunday of the month from 2 to 4pm and by appointment.