Bild: BN, Lypp

Alpine Toil - the real life in the bavarian mountains

Take a step back in time and experience what coined the life of farmers in the Alps. The open-air museum Glentleiten offers a glimpse into the agrarian past.


Getting there

To get to this area of Bavaria you will need to use the Deutsche Bahn. From Munich Hauptbahnhof the ride takes about an hour to get to undefinedMurnau. From Murnau

you will take the 9611 bus (the bus stop is right in front of the train station) in the direction of undefinedKochel to reach the Glentleiten Open Air Museum and Kochel. Once in Kochel, undefinedBenediktbeuern is easily accessible by train, just one stop away. To get from Kochel or Benediktbeuern back to Munich you will need to switch trains in Tutzing.

Keep in mind that the buses to Glentleiten Open Air Museum and Kochel only leave from the train station and from the Postamt (post office) stop in the city.


The Open Air Museum

The 9611 bus leaves from right outside the train station in Murnau and will take you to the Open Air Museum. Only some of the 9611 buses, however, go directly to the museum (they run more frequently in the high seasion). Every 9611 bus goes to Großweil, the town just below the Open Air Museum. From Großweil, it is about a 1 km walk uphill to the museum, located at 710 meters above sea level, on a well-marked road. Depending on the season, the road may be busy with traffic. To get away from the museum to either Kochel or Murnau you will take the same bus line (9611). Check the schedule before you go inside the museum, so you can catch a bus departing directly from the museum (the last bus leaves at 4:40 pm).


The Glentleiten Open Air Museum opened in 1976 and a visit is highly recommended. The mission of the museum grounds is to create a living past of Upper Bavaria and to show how it has been influenced by the farming community. The museum is complete with 60 plus original and reconstructed (transported to the site) cottages, barns, workshops, a chapel, and has numerous interactive and functioning displays depicting the way southern Bavarian villagers used to live, including working farms and gardens and livestock. The museum is meticulously maintained and very well done, you can easily spend an entire day there. There is plenty of printed information in English, French, and Italian (2.50€ for the full detailed booklet on the structures and the grounds). There are also guided tours, for large groups, available in English. There is also a great old fashioned central store (Kramerladen in German) with inexpensive food and drinks, and high quailty crafts, books, and souvenirs.


Admission is 5€ for adults, 4€ for students, and children under 6 are free. Hour of operation are Tuesday through Sunday 9am – 6pm.


Nach oben

Tour en bloc

 

Time of Travel: approx. 1h 30 min to 2h

 

Difficulty: not challenging

Little Hints

 

Take a swim in Lake Kochel (cold) or be brave and jump into Lake Walchen (even colder)

 

The Open Air Museum offers online information in English

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We advise you wear rugged footwear

Outbound timetable (weekenends and holidays)

  Station   Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus
      Garmisch Garmisch Mittenwald Seefeld Mittenwald Innsbruck Mittenwald
0 München Hbf ab 05:32 06:32 07:13 07:32 08:13 08:32 09:13
7 München Pasing ab 05:39 06:39 07:20 07:39 08:20 08:40 09:20
40 Tutzing ab 06:02 07:02 X 08:02 X 09:02 X
  umsteigen nach Kochel Kochel Kochel Kochel Kochel Kochel Kochel
40 Tutzing ab 06:28 07:33 08:33 09:33 10:33 11:33 12:33
75 Kochel an 07:08 08:08 09:08 10:08 11:08 12:08 13:08
  umsteigen in RVO Bus 9611 nach Hechendorf     Hechendorf Hechendorf    
  Kochel ab X X X 09:15 11:15 X X
  Schlehdorf Post an X X X 09:20 11:20 X X
  Glentleiten an X X X 09:27 11:27 X X

Return via Kochel Timetable (weekends and holidays)

  Station ab/an Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus
  RVO Bus 9611 nach Kochel Kochel          
  Glentleiten ab 15:19 17:21 X X X X X
  Schlehdorf Post ab 15:26 17:28 X X X X X
  Kochel an 15:32 17:34 X X X X X
  Zug nach Tutzing Tutzing   Tutzing Tutzing Tutzing Tutzing
  Kochel ab 15:45 16:45 17:45 18:45 19:45 21:16 22:16
  Tutzing an 16:25 17:25 18:25 19:26 20:26 21:53 22:53
    nach München München München München München Garmisch München
  Tutzing an X 19:00 X 19:59 X 20:59 21:59
  München Pasing an 18:40 19:19 19:40 20:19 20:40 21:19 22:19
  München Hbf an 18:47 19:26 19:48 20:26 20:47 21:26 22:26

Return via Murnau Timetable (weekends and holidyas)

  Station ab/an Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus Zug/Bus
  RVO Bus 9611 nach Murnau     Murnau      
  Schlehdorf Post ab 15:53 X X 17:53 X X X
  Glentleiten ab 16:00 X X | X X X
  Murnau an 16:2 X X 18:21 X X X
    nach München München München München München Garmisch München
  Murnau ab 17:59 18:33 18:59 19:32 19:59 20:31 21:32
  Tutzing an X 19:00 X 19:59 X 20:59 21:59
  München Pasing an 18:40 19:19 19:40 20:19 20:40 21:19 22:19
  München Hbf an 18:47 19:26 19:48 20:26 20:47 21:26 22:26