It is not a conventional exhibition, rather the exhibits are embedded in a suitable environment. This is illustrated, among other things, by the part “Life, living and working of the Gütenbachers”, i.e. Black Forest clockmakers. You feel drawn into the time before and after the turn of the century. An active local history and local history association set itself the task of presenting the life of their ancestors impressively and realistically to the descendants in the region, but also to future visitors. Gütenbach in the Black Forest was once a flourishing watchmaking town. It began shortly after the so-called Kreuzbrüder from the Glashof near St. Märgen manufactured the first wooden wheel clock around 1630. With simple means and tools one tried to make clocks from local wood, but with relatively little success.