Gerbereimuseum Innen

Tannery Museum

Badstraße 1
75365 Calw
+49 7051 3751
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Tannery museum

The building of the Balz tawer’s workshop is a half-timbered construction above its
massive brick base which is typical of the time and which merely served structural purposes.

The water workshops with historic machines and equipment are to be found in
the basement as well as in a brick extension located by the Nagold. When the tannery
trade was introduced the rooms of the first floor were used as storage areas for the
skins and furs and as a finishing-room. Today the dry processing of the skins and furs
as well as their measurement is demonstrated here.

On the former residential floor above, detailed information is provided on the tradition of tanning in Calw, the various tanning techniques and the final products. The two drying lofts display fur drying and wool transport.

Opening hours

April – October: Sun. 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
November - March: closed

Guided tours

Guided tours only (last tour: 4:30 p.m., duration approx. 1 hour)
Special tours for groups available outside usual opening hours upon request.


(Incl. guided tour)
Adults: € 2.00, children and juveniles: € 1.00.
Special rate for groups: € 30.00 (approx. 15 people)
School classes: € 15.00 (approx. 15 people)

Große Kreisstadt Calw
  • Stadtverwaltung Calw
  • Marktplatz 9
  • D-75365 Calw
  • Telefon: +49 7051 167-0
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