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“Austrian-style chalet”
Review of The Waelderhaus

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The Waelderhaus
Wisconsin
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Austrian-style chalet”
Reviewed October 11, 2013

This log-construction building, set in the woods between the village of Kohler (technically in the village) and Blackwolf Run Golf Course is a replica of the ancestral home of the founder of the Kohler Company. It is picturesque. My most recent visit was for a Christmas choral concert last December.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Franklin, Wisconsin
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39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Interesting tour!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

This brief tour gives a little history of this building and the related history...of the type of constructioh it represents. The public nature of the current uses of the building and particular the use by the girlscouts was of interest. It may not be exciting or as historic as the plant or other sites, but for a brief respite from the busy life we lead, it was enjoyable.

Visited April 2013
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Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“An interesting experience”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Waelderhaus is to be experienced, along with all the other Kohler historic places. Just fun to see the architecture and continue to piece together the history of the Village of Kohler.

Visited August 2012
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Mpls, MN
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“ok, something to do”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

went here a few years back when in the area for golfing husbands. The tour was informative, but I remember it being full of information, and i did not say interesting information. I also remember the guide being very stern and overly concerned with where people were standing in the room. Could be a shorter more fun tour.

Visited September 2012
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Facinating architecture, interesting history and free.”
Reviewed November 3, 2011

The Waelderhaus is a faithful reproduction of architecture peculiar to the Alpine area of the Bregenzerwald Province in Austria. The architect Kaspar Albrecht designed and directed the building of the house in the late 20's and early 30's. It is full of specially made carvings, woodcuts, reliefs, iron and pewter work. The house is also a tribute to the Girl Scouts who was an organization near and dear to the original owners. Free tours are daily at 2, 3 and 4 except holidays

Visited October 2011
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