Guided Tours for Adults

We offer guided tours and programs for groups in German, English and French; Dutch, Italian and Spanish upon request. We appreciate early enrolment, at least one week before the date requested.

Registration form Guided tours and hands-on programs (pdf file)

General Guided Tour "Back Then"

Using selected farm compounds by way of example, the general guided tour gives insight into life, living and housekeeping in rural Upper Bavaria. Learn more about the aims and objectives and the work of the open air museum!

Duration: 90 minutes
Fee: 45,00 € plus admission
Participants: not more than 25 persons

Guided Tours for Individual Visitors "Sunday at the Museum"

The "Friends of the Museum" society invites individual visitors every Sunday and every bank holiday as well as every day during the Bavarian summer holidays to take part in a free guided tour at 11.00 a.m.

Note: This offer is not valid for groups.

Thematic Guided Tours

Duration: 90 minutes
Fee: 45,00 € plus admission
Participants: not more than 25 persons

In addition to a general introduction, the thematic guided tours provide you with more detailed insight into selected points of emphasis:

A Summer on the Alpine Farm

The section of alpine farms presents buildings from the Ammergau mountains to the Berchtesgadener Land. Gain insight into the lives of dairymaids and keepers beyond the usual clichés and romantic connotations.


A journey to the (un)hygienic conditions of the past around water supply, dung heap and outhouse.

Everything around the Mill…

The valley of mills follows the motto: "Water as a Driving Force". Experience the different applications hydropower was used for in the whetstone mill, the flour mill and the hammer mill.

Fire and Flame

This tour will show you the importance of a hearth fire, chips of pinewood and a kerosene lamp.

Gardens, Meadows and Fields

Learn to know the historic cultivated landscape during a tour around the museum! A journey of discovery through gardens, fields, forests, meadows and alpine pastures.

House and Roof

A guided tour around the way of building in the past: Which materials were used, how are certain roofs designed and what is the difference between log construction and beam-and-column construction?

Life as a Small-Holder

For the inhabitants of small farms with little land and cattle, additional income, e.g. as carpenters, weavers or day laborers, was of vital significance – a time travel to the social history of Upper Bavaria.

Rooms for Rent!

How did hosts and guests live together on the farms during the summer months? This tour will show the development and the effects of tourism.

Stories of Beer and Inn Culture

Go on a hunt for clues and traces of the beer and find out more about its importance in Bavaria - starting with the cultivation and processing of the raw materials required to produce the amber nectar, from the brewing process right up to the inns and beer gardens where beer is traditionally consumed.

Note: This guided tour does not include a beer tasting.