House of Culture & Ganghofer Museum

Open today  - 
16:00 - 18:00
Friday, 10/22
16:00 - 18:00
Tuesday, 10/26
10:00 - 12:00
Wednesday, 10/27
10:00 - 12:00
Thursday, 10/28
16:00 - 18:00

The former Leutasch village school from 1950 now houses the Ganghofermuseum. Now, in the newly adapted classrooms, the life of the Bavarian writer Ludwig Albert Ganghofer, the traditional hunting in Leutasch and its long regional history are presented.

Especially the variety of changing special exhibitions, the public library as well as various cultural events make the Ganghofermuseum in Leutasch regularly also a versatile meeting place.

Since December, the museum has also been home to a "Living Workshop": Hermann Klocker, passionate carver from Telfs, has set up his carving room on the 1st floor. There, interested museum visitors can look over his shoulder as he works and learn interesting facts about woods and their craftsmanship.

Ludwig Albert Ganghofer
Probably the most famous Bavarian writer, Ludwig Ganghofer spent more than 20 years in his hunting lodge "Hubertus" not far from the Tilfussalm in the picturesque Gaistal. There he found inspiration for his most famous works, first and foremost of course "Das Schweigen im Walde". Many exhibits are directly related to the Bavarian author and his hunting lodge. However, the photographs on display are particularly noteworthy. As a nature and hunting lover, he was truly addicted to the mountains, devoted himself with great passion to landscape photography and then took the elaborate pictures himself in the darkroom set up especially for this purpose in the hunting lodge.

His hunting lodge in the Gaistal became a meeting place for many well-known personalities around 1900. Among his guests were Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, the conductor Bruno Walter, the world-famous singer Leo Slezak; sometimes even the entire Vienna Burgtheater ensemble was a guest at his house, as well as the painters Franz von Stuck, Fritz Kaulbach, Franz Defregger, Mathias Schmid, Hugo Engl and Hermann Ebers.

His circle of friends also included Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss Sohn, Rainer Maria Rilke, Ricarda Huch, Gerhard Hauptmann, Thomas Mann and even the Kaiser (Wilhelm II). The "Hausbuch von Hubertus" (House Book of Hubertus) still provides revealing insights into the select list of guests - until his death in 1920.

The Ganghofermuseum's extensive collection also includes the two books "Ludwig Ganghofer in the Wetterstein Mountains" and the "House Book of Hubertus". Both provide detailed insights into the life and work of the Bavarian writer, nature lover and man of life Ludwig Ganghofer.