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Things to know about the region

Museum of local history Prien

The local history museum in the craftsman’s house from 1837 with its neo-baroque façade painting now houses an important collection on the history, art history and folklore of western Chiemgau.

Various exhibition themes are spread over 20 rooms, mainly exhibits from around 1850, including farming crafts, traditional costumes, religious art, the 1860s railroad, early tourism, the Chiemsee painters, wildlife and fishing.

In 2018, the exhibition on the Prien hat received the Bavarian State Government’s “100 Local Treasures” award. It shows the development of the original straw hat into a historic traditional hat.

Opening hours

April to end of October:

Tue-Sun 2pm – 5pm

January to end of March:

January 10 – February 2 Fri/ Sat/ Sun 2pm – 5pm


Museum of Local History Prien

Valdagno-Platz 2

83209 Prien a. Chiemsee

The Roman Museum

Over 2000 years of old building materials and tools, agricultural implements, household goods and crockery are on display there.

At the Grabenstätt Roman Museum you can find out what influence the Roman civilization had on our region. Building materials and tools, agricultural implements, household items and crockery are on display.

Since 2020, there is also a hands-on station for children. They are shown the Roman era in a playful way.

Special guided tours on request. Free admission.

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday 9am-12pm

Thursday additionally 2pm – 4pm

End of June to mid-September additionally: Saturday from 9am – 11:30am

Free admission

Roman Museum Grabenstätt

Castle Road 17

83355 Grabenstätt

Farmhouse museum

There is a lot to discover in the farmhouse museum in Amerang.

Farmhouses and workshops give an insight into everyday rural life in the Chiemgau and bring rural traditions closer.

The museum parlor and the store are open for refreshments during or after your visit to the museum.

Opening hours:

Summer: March to November:

Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm

Also open on all public holidays and Kirchweihmonday.

Farmhouse museum in Amerang

Hopfgarten 2

83123 Amerang

Museum Maxhütte

Founded by Pangraz von Feyberg in 1562, the Maxhütte in Bergen was once one of the most important iron manufacturers in Bavaria.

A story that tells of struggle, loss and the courage to get back up again.

Due to a fire in 1824 and industrial change, ore mining and blast furnace production were discontinued. The company then switched to foundry work and the construction of machines. At first the change was worthwhile, but then came the Great Depression in 1920 and the company was shut down and finally closed for good in 1932.

In the Maxhütte Museum you can learn all about ore mining and how the change was experienced.

Opening hours:

May 01 to October 03

daily except Monday

from 10am – 4pm

Museum Maxhütte Bergen

Maxhüttenstraße 10

83346 Bergen

Museum of Mammoths

A journey through 250 million years of the earth’s history.

The Mammoth Museum in Chiemgau has over a million visitors. In 1975, the bones of a 45,000-year-old mammoth were found near Siegsdorf – this spectacular discovery was the catalyst for the founding of the museum.

The Siegsdorf mammoth is one of the largest skeletons found in Germany and is one of the attractions in the Siegsdorf museum.

Other highlights are the various animal caves. The museum is definitely worth a visit for geology enthusiasts.

Natural History and Mammoth Museum

Auenstrasse 2

83313 Siegsdorf

Tittmoning Castle

23 rooms of the fortress are open to the public nowadays. In those rooms the Rupertiwinkel Heritage House provides information about the history of the region with old tools, handicrafts, furniture, art and archaeological finds.

The castle courtyard is regularly used for cultural events.

The Tannery Museum, which was established in 2004 in the former stables on the first floor of the grain store, is also unique.

At the center of the modern museum is the workshop equipment of Tittmoning’s last red tannery. Exhibitions, conferences and civil wedding ceremonies are held in the Fürstenstock, which was renovated in 2010.

The outdoor area can be visited at any time. The two museums “Gerbereimuseum” and “Museum Rupertiwinkel” can only be visited as part of a guided tour or during opening hours.


Opening Hours Museum Rupertiwinkel:


May 1st to October 3rd Wed – Sun from 1pm to 5pm

Public tours at 2pm.

Opening Hours Tannery Museum:

May 1st to October 3rd Wed – Sun from 1pm to 5pm



84529 Tittmoning



Culture in the region