Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum
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Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum

The Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum has been opened in May 2007. It is a small village with lots of farms and has been initiated by Markus Wasmeier - double Olympic gold medallist and world champion. The aim of the exhibition is to preserve and protect the cultural heritage for future generations.

The skiing legend Markus Wasmeier not only was one of the best German skiers. He achieved his greatest success in giant slalom and in 1985 the world championship. During the Olympic Games in 1994 in Lillehammer he won a gold medal for Super-G and giant slalom. The same year he has been nominated as the first male skier for Sportsman of the year.

After the Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum in Schliersee has been opened, he has been awarded with the Bavarian sports prize in the category "Top athlete plus" and the Bavarian OM. He is very  attached to his home country and therefore he has also been awarded as citizen of honour in his home town Schliersee.

The Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum Schliersee is in Fischhausen-Neuhaus, near the southern bank of lake Schliersee. On a terrain of 60.000 square metres you will find ten historical buildings with farms from the upland. Here you and your family can see how the people have lived and worked during the last centuries. Every single component of every house has been transported to Neuhaus, restored and rebuilt.

Almost all buildings at the Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum are barrier-free accessible. At the public house you also can find a dissability-friendly lavatory. Most of the buildings can be visited with a carer. Wheelchairs can be borrowed free of charge on site for every visitor depending on  this helping aid.

Dog owners and their leashed four-legged friends are always welcome, too. In front of all renovated buildings there are special hooks for leashes. Please notice that dogs are not allowed to enter the buildings. At the cash till excrement bags are being handed out. These bags are free of charge. After you have cleaned up after your dog, please through the bag in the rubbish bin.

On the grassland of the museum you will find old breeds of farm animals, some of them are even endangered, e.g. chickens, geese, cows, pigs and mountain sheep. Also, old cultivated plants, Alpine herbs and several vegetables also are being cultivated on the grassland and in the cottage gardens.

If you are hungry, come and visit the guest house or the beer garden and enjoy some Bavarian specialities. Also do not miss tasting some beer which has been being brewed in the brewery of the museum which is called the „Schöpfbrauerei". The traditional recipe is about 300 years old.

At regular intervals also events take place at the Markus Wasmeier Open-Air Museum Schliersee. All information about cultural events, handcraft markets, music events and the Christmas market, as well as the opening hours, admission charges and other services can be found at

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„Markus Wasmeier open-Air Museum Schliersee"

Brunnbichl 5
83727 Schliersee / Neuhaus
Phone: +49(0)8026 92922-0
Telefax: +49(0)8026 92922-29
E-Mail: office(at)

Local museum

The local museum of Schliersee provides lots of information about the history of the region, its people and culture. The historical building is not the only treasure worth visiting, also the traditional costumes of the 17th up to the 20th century and the artfully designed glass from the glass factory of Schliersee, produced during 1870 to 1914.  

Agricultural tools, as well as machines for the production of linen and fishing tackles are shown in the attic. A smaller sized reproduction of an Alpine hut shows the life of a woodcutter during the old days. Also very interesting, the everyday life and the articles of daily use of the people, living during the time of the industrialisation, e.g. a birch plane (1/3 of the original size).

Since 1916 this historical building is used as local museum. It lies in the heart of Schliersee and has been built during the 14th century as the so called „Schredl“-House. The building with its natural stone storefront was owned by the former county „Hohen Waldeck". The ceilings, e.g. joist ceilings of the rooms, the smoke room (=„Raachkuchä") with its basic commodities and the tunnel vault (=„Waldeckerbau") are still original. Next to the original building you will find another house. This farm has been built during the 15th century.

The local museum of Schliersee is open from early May to the end of October. All year long guided tours can be booked for groups of three persons and more. In order to plan these tours, please call Mr. Berndt (+49(0)8026 4397) within three days previously.

The entrance fee is 3,- Euro for adults and children up to 16 years 1,- Euro. Children under 6 years are free of charge. Adults owning the Schliersee Guest Card only are charged a fee of 2,00 Euro.

The „Heimatfreunde Schliersee"(=local club of the region of Schliersee) invites everyone to join the end of the year event taking place on December 31st. Every year at 6 p.m. the tower trumpeters (=Schlierseer Turmbläser) play in front of the local museum - a wonderful way to say farewell to the old year and to welcome the new year.

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local museum of Schliersee
Lautererstraße 8, 83727 Schliersee
Phone: +49(0)8026 7343
Opening hours: Wed to Sat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum is opened from May to October
Registration required for guided tours (all year long)
Mr. Berndt +49(0)8026 4397

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