Tours are offered free of charge at 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:00 pm.
View stained glass, wrought-iron craftsmanship and woodwork in the Austrian style of the Bregenzerwald region
Reservations encouraged for groups larger than 10 people, walk-ins welcome!
Call 920.453.2851 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Waelderhaus will not be offering tours on October 1 (Arts at the Waelderhaus) or October 7.
Waelderhaus, a rich history . . .
Situated among the trees on a high bluff overlooking the winding Sheboygan River, The Waelderhaus stands as a tribute to the tradition of Bregenzerwald (forest of Bregenz) Province of Vorarlberg, Austria. This picturesque mountain valley on the western border of Austria was the ancestral homeland of the Kohler family.
Located in Kohler, Wisconsin, Waelderhaus, or "a house in the woods," is a tribute to the architecture of this Alpine area, and stands as a museum of artistry and superb craftsmanship. Kaspar Albrecht, a talented sculptor and architect from Munich, spent two years designing and directing the building of The Waelderhaus. He also created the carvings, woodcuts, reliefs, and iron and pewter work that enhance the building, and personally designed and supervised all phases of decor, from maps and tapestries to curtains and rods.
The Waelderhaus is managed by Kohler Foundation, Inc. It is located at 1100 W. Riverside Dr. in Kohler, and is open daily (except holidays) to the public for guided tours at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tours are offered free of charge.
For information or to make a reservation, please contact the Waelderhaus manager at: Jen. Balge@kohler.com or (920) 453-2851.
The Waelderhaus Dedication Ceremony on July 27, 1931. Marie Christine Kohler stands in front of Waelderhaus with the girl scouts of Kohler Village.
Open daily for free guided tours at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
View stained glass, wrought-iron craftsmanship and woodwork in the Austrian style of the Bregenzerwald region, ancestral home of the Kohler family. Reservations encouraged for groups over 10 people, walk-ins welcome! Call 920-453-2851 or email email@example.com for more information.
Closed holidays and during some events.
Gingerbread Festival Hours
November 24 – December 30, 2023
Sunday through Friday: 1–5 pm
Saturday: 10 am–5 pm
Saturday and Sunday musical performances begin at 2:00 p.m.
(no guided tours are offered during performances)
Waelderhaus is annually closed:
New Year’s Day - January 1
First two weeks in January – deep cleaning and maintenance
Memorial Day - last Monday in May
Independence Day - July 4
Labor Day - 1st Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Eve - December 24
Christmas Day - December 25
New Year’s Eve - December 31