Dovecot, Schwarzmannshofen near Blumau


Built: 19th century
Reconstructed: 1978

Many farmsteads had their own dove cots. This dovecot has 48 nest holes in which the pigeons bred. There are a total of 168 openings through which the pigeons could enter and leave.

Some farmers also kept pigeons in pigeon lofts. Pigeons entered through small holes in the gable wall high under the eaves. Sometimes you may still see the narrow protruding ledges, or alighting boards, which farmers fitted to make it easier for the pigeons to land.


Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

Enzenbach 32
8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
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Opening Hours

31 March to 31 October Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 6pm
Admission until 5pm