The Hammerschmiede in Neuhaus is located next to the Brunnhof cafe and is an easy walking distance from the Joseftal Waterfall and is a great excuse to visit all three locations. There is a long history dating back to 1720 for this working blacksmith shop and the present “Smithy” Josef Geisler, has been making hand forged tools there since 1952. I simply adore visiting him and sharing his incredible hand crafted tools with all my guests but mostly I love just spending time with Herr Geisler. If you see shovels and rakes leaning against the wall outside his door and through his windows the fires glowing, more than likely he is working inside. Just give the door a tap, he might here you over the hammering but you will always be greeted with a big smile. Its the perfect stop for all the men in your group. In his small showroom you can find cow bells, hammers, axes and even that perfect pan for your next Paella party. My latest group brought home a beautifully forged long axe…not assembled of course but what an heirloom that will be back home in Minnesota.
Schliersee/Neuhaus im Josefsthal
American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).