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Situated among the trees on a high bluff overlooking the winding Sheboygan River, The Waelderhaus (''a house in the woods,'') stands as a tribute to the tradition of Bregenzerwald (''forest of Bregenz'') Province of Vorarlberg, Austria, the ancestral homeland of the Kohler family.

The Waelderhaus is managed by Kohler Foundation, Inc. It is open daily (except holidays) to the public for guided tours, free of charge. From time to time, the Kohler Foundation hosts special musical performances at the Waelderhaus. During the month of December, visit the Waelderhaus to experience a magical Gingerbread Village and free seasonal music by local choirs, bands and and musicians.

For information or to arrange a group tour, please contact Waelderhaus at: (920) 453-2851 or (920) 458-1972.



The Saal - the central room at Waelderhaus
A snowy day at Waelderhaus
The 26th Annual Gingerbread Festival
Arts at the Waelderhaus, featuring Leo Viglietti
One of the three fountains at Waelderhaus. This one depicts a Girl Scout in 1930s dress.
A stained glass window at Waelderhaus.
The Honeygoats play on the lawn during Arts at the Waelderhaus
The Waelderhaus south view
The south side garden at Waelderhaus — supported by the Sheboygan Garden Club.

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Business Office Hours

This Week Only

Special Hours:

Thursday, February 22nd closing at noon.

*Please note that starting February 22nd, the Chamber Office will be undergoing construction while remaining open. We appreciate your understanding.

Friday, February 23rd opening at 10 am.

Normal Hours:

Mon – Thu: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Fri: 8:00am – 2:30pm

Closed for Lunch Daily 12:00pm – 1pm

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