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Cultural monument Rußhütte

A stony witness of a lost wood trade and a monument of German history in chemistry – these are only a few words to describe the Rußhütte Enzklösterle. This beautiful old building was built in 1829, rediscovered in 1982 and finally completely restored between 1992 and 1994.


Towards the end of the 19th century carbon was extracted for the production of black colorant. The Rußhütte Enzlösterle is a rarity. According to current knowledge there is no similar well-preserved hut in Germany, which produces carbon. And according to this fact the hut has been classified as a cultural monument.

Lampblack burning

Burning lampblack was usually an additional profession, but someone, who lived an economical life, could even live from this trade. In 1800 K.F.V. Jägerschmid from the Murg-valley reports that one charcoal burning produced 44 metric centner in 110 fires. The average price per metric centner was 25 Gulden, which means an income of 1100 Gulden. The worker had to pay 736 Gulden for fuel, equipment, assistants, fees and interest. Therefore the annual income was 364 Gulden. An assistant only earned three Gulden a week, which means an annual income of 156 Gulden.


Cultural Monument Rußhütte
75337 Enzklösterle

Further Information you can get at the Tourist-Information Enzklösterle. Please feel free to order our brochure of the Rußhütte with more facts and its history.

How to get there:

By bus: bus no. 7780 from Bad Wildbad / Freudenstadt, bus stop Köhlerweg

By car: follow the main road (Freudenstädter Straße) and turn into Köhlerweg. At the end of Köhlerweg you will find the Rußhütte to your left

Navigation: 75337 Enzklösterle, Köhlerweg

Prices, Opening Time

Free entry.

Open from March till November; daily from 9 – 17 o’clock (when doors open, lights come on automatically).