Historic Cultivated Landscape

Together with the traditional methods of construction, life and work of the various regions of Upper Bavaria, the open air museum investigates into the corresponding cultivated landscapes. They are impressive evidence of the correlation between man and nature. The natural conditions have been set by the possibilities of agricultural exploitation; the continuing use in turn has altered and shaped the landscape over centuries.

The presentation in the museum follows two guidelines: the immediate environment of the building on display has been reproduced according to the situation at the location of origin. The design and cultivation of the area around the building, however, is guided by the historic cultivated landscape of the alpine foothills of Upper Bavaria and the traditional system of agriculture and forestry exercised there until the 1950s.

Historic Breeds of Domestic Animals

Domestic animals formerly widespread in Upper Bavaria and nowadays often endangered are intrinsically tied to the cultivated landscape. The animals living at the museum during the season include mountain sheep breeds, such as the brown and black mountain sheep, as well as Bavarian geese, South German Coldblood horses and cattle of the Murnau-Werdenfels breed, and many more.