Museums in Ruhpolding
Even if the sun isn’t shining, Ruhpolding is never boring.
Visit one of our various museums and immerse yourself in the past and other worlds.
Ruhpolding Lumber Jack Museum
The relationship between people and the forest is the focus of this special museum. Life-size scenes transport visitors right into the working world of the lumberjacks, and forest huts and wooden cabins in the spacious open areas show the forest as a source of energy, materials and tools. Plus, the museum is a beautiful setting which hosts various events throughout the year, such as craft courses and forest Christmas.
Bartholomäus Schmucker Heritage Museum
In the rooms of the former ducal hunting lodge is the Heritage Museum, the history of which goes back to the time of the beginnings of the ‘homeland security’ movement in rural Altbayern. The collection of various paintings, uniforms, traditional clothing, jewellery, tools, clocks, flags, carvings, old farmhouse furniture, glass and porcelain, as well as sacred objects, stretches out over two floors.
The museum gives visitors a complete overview of the life of people in days gone by. Particularly noteworthy is a special collection of rocks and fossils from the mountains near Ruhpolding. Visitors can also view scenes of the former Holy Sepulchre from the adjacent chapel.
Open: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Schlossstr. 2, D-83324 Ruhpolding
Tel: +49 (0)8663 - 41230, Fax:+49 (0)8663 - 540177
Historic Glockenschmiede Bell Forge Museum
Created in the mid-17th century, this bell forge belongs to the few existing blacksmiths in Bavaria. Today it is an important cultural monument and an everlasting witness to bygone craftsmanship tradition.
Since the 1950s, tourists have been visiting the bell forge. Back then, souvenirs were forged for them and today you can find cowbells of all sizes and shapes, iron pans and similar objects in the forge shop.
The ‘Schnauferlstall’ (Schnauferl = Bavarian term for an old motorcycle or classic car) is home to a collection of 60 motorcycles from 1924 – 1960 collected by Georg Hollweger.
Please call to schedule a visit!
Bacherwinkl 5, D-83324 Ruhpolding
Tel: +49 (0)8663 - 9075
The Galerie Kaysser was founded by Andrea Kaysser in Munich-Schwabing in 2006 and represents around 17 international artists. Since winter 2011/2012 the gallery has been located in Ruhpolding and presents a range of single, tandem and group exhibitions throughout the entire year.
Hauptstraße 28, D-83324 Ruhpolding
Tel: +49 (0)8663 - 355 97 98
From your first night in accommodation in Ruhpolding, you will receive the eXtra Card which includes free admission to Ruhpolding’s museums and more as a gift.