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Markus Wasmeier Open Air Museum

Immerse yourself in country life as it used to be: The old Bavarian village at Markus Wasmeiers Open Air Museum offers a fantastic insight into the culture, tradition and crafts of the Bavarian Oberland. The museum is located just minutes south of Lake Schliersee and is a great day out for the whole family.

The Open Air Museum

Within walking distance from the southern shore of Schliersee and directly opposite Fischhausen-Neuhaus train station, the Markus Wasmeier open-air museum offers a unique journey through time into the past of the Bavarian pre-Alps.

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Large beer garden at the museums own restaurant (©

With his privately run museum, former ski racer Markus Wasmeier has brought rural life in the early 18th century back to life. His old Bavarian village consists of more than ten buildings, some of which are listed. Visitors can enter and explore each of these lovingly assembled exhibits and experience how life was for their innhabitants. In recent years, the open-air museum has become one of the most popular sights in the Schliersee region.

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Exploring the farm, visitors can discover otherwise forgotten types of regional grain that are being grown here in the museum.

Fun for the whole family

For visitors with kids, the museum is a great day out for the whole family. Bees, chickens, pigs and cows, which were part of traditional village life, graze on the extensive grounds. Dotted throughout the museum are various games and play areas. Try your luck at traditional wooden bowling, go “fishing” or catch a showing of the “Kasperltheater”, a Bavarian punch and judy show.

Restaurant “Zum Wofen”

After a tour of the outdoor facilities, it’s time for well deserved refreshments at the museum’s own Bavarian restaurant and beer garden “Zum Wofen”:

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The restaurant “Zum Wofen” is centrally located in the grounds of the museum

The menu offers traditional Bavarian cuisine – expect Weisswurst, Schnitzel und Knödel – as well as fresh fish from the lake. The quality of the food attracts customers independant of a visit to the museum. If you can’t get enough of the hearty fare, head outside to try fresh wood-fired bread and home-made schnapps adjacent to the restaurant. Here in the outbuildings you can watch traditional beer brewing from 300 years ago at the Schöpfbrauerei. This beer is served in the restaurant and comes in “Helles” form as well as seasonal specialities such as “Wasinator”.

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Inside the historical Schöpfbrauerei (©

Regular Events

Various events take place regularly at the museum. Book your tickets for a white sausage (Weisswurst) seminar, take a herb tour or visit an open air concert. A particularly popular event is the Christmas market “Wasmeiers Weihnachtsmarktl” that takes place within the museum grounds.

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Christmas Market at the Open Air Museum

Servus Schliersee Tip: The opening hours listed in Google Maps only apply from April to November. Other than the beautiful Christmas market in mid-December, the museum is closed throughout the winter season. Parking spaces can be tight on weekends and public holidays.

Wasmeier and SLYRS Experience Ticket

Visitors with more time can make a nice saving by buying the Day Experience Ticket including entry and tour of the SLYRS Destillerie (1 km south) as well as entry to the Open Air Museum.

  1. When is the Open Air Museum open?

    The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday (10am to 5pm) from April to November. Mondays remain closed, unless a public holiday falls on Monday.

  2. Where can visitors to the museum park?

    Parking spaces are available directly at the museum. Those arriving at peak times can find alternative parking at Fischhausen-Neuhaus train station directly opposite the museum. It is also possible to park at Schliersee and enjoy a short walk to the museum.

  3. What does entry to Markus Wasmeier Museum cost?

    €9.90 for adults. Admission for children and young people up to the age of 15 is free. All reduced admission prices, such as holders of the ATS guest card or Tegernsee Card, can be found on the museum’s official website.