The Fischerhaus is located at the edge of the Leutkircher forest, along the Deggernhauser Aach. It was built at the end of the 18th century by the monastery of Salem for the head of fishery.

Due to the Cistercian order rules, monks were not allowed to eat meat, fishery was very important. Hence the head of fishery had a significant ranking in the monastery. This significant ranking is reflected in the unique architecture of the Fischerhaus.

During the secularisation, at the beginning of the 19th century, the Fischerhaus, as part of the monastery, got into the possession of the Margrave Carl Friedrich of Baden and is still family owned.