Facts and Figures

Financial Support:

Bezirk Oberbayern [District of Upper Bavaria]


Director of the Museum Dr. Monika Kania-Schütz




40 hectars


60 historic buildings, the number constantly increasing

Aims and Objectives:

Aims and objectives of the museum can be found in detail under Leitbild (German).

Region Displayed:

The museum presents the complete Upper Bavarian region – from South-Western to North-Eastern Upper Bavaria, from the area between the Isar river and the Inn river over the Berchtesgadener Land up to the Rupertiwinkel.


The collection of objects of ethnology at the Glentleiten comprises almost 80,000 historic objects, primarily furniture, textiles, tools and household equipment as well as objects of religious worship.

Divisions/ Contact:

Research on Houses: Simon Kotter M.A. M.A.
Collection of Objects of Ethnology: Jan Borgmann M.A.
Communication / Cultural Education / Visitors: Stefanie Maute M.A.
Press Relations: Dr. Melanie Bauer
Museum Education: Beate Lohner M.A. and Sophie Ruhl M.A.
Event Organization: Werner Deiser
Technical Construction Management: Martin Wiedenbauer
Administration and Controlling: Sven Schrader

Branch Museum:

Farm House Museum Amerang
Local Management of the Museum: Dr. Claudia Richartz

Admission Fees:

Adults: 7.00 €
Children and Youths (6 - 15 years): 2.00 €
Family Ticket (2 adults with children not older than 15 years): 14.00 €
School and university students, trainees, voluntary services: 4.00 €
Groups starting at 20 adults, per person: 5.00 €
School classes, per student: 2.00 €
Visitors with guest or spa cards: 6.50 €
Visitors with handicapped ID: 4.00 €
Holders of Bayern or Werdenfels railway tickets: 6.00 €
Late admission starting at 5.00 p.m.: 2.50 €
Members of the Circle of Friends: free admission


In 1972 the "Friends of the Museum", "Freundeskreis Freilichtmuseum Südbayern e. V.", was founded; since then the association has provided financial and moral support to the museum. The registered society has more than 3,700 members at present. The President is Christoph Hillenbrand, president of the Bavarian Supreme Audit Office.