Hinterautalstraße 555b, 6108 Scharnitz
The museum Holzerhütte is located directly next to the Naturpark-Infozentrum Scharnitz. The historic wooden hut from the nearby Gleirschtal valley in the Karwendel Nature Park once served as a home for loggers. Today, the traditional building houses a modern multimedia exhibition on the history and present of wood utilization, on the everyday life and living of woodworkers once and today, as well as on ecological connectivity and natural biodiversity in the local mountain forests.
The current location of the Loggers’ Hut museum is also a historical one. The ‘Länd’ area in which it is set, takes its name from the word ‘Anlanden’, that is the bringing ashore of the wood that the loggers floated along the Gleirschbach stream and River Isar. For this purpose, the Isar was once dammed here to form a shallow lake, which was surrounded by a large store of timber. The logging hut itself was originally built in 1913 in the Gleirsch Valley, saved from demolition in 2017 by master carpenter Alois Seelos from Scharnitz, lavishly restored and rebuilt in the Länd.
What to expect in the museum
Room I gives an overview of the history and present of wood use. How