The Ganghofer Museum in Leutasch documents life and work of the writer Ludwig Ganghofer (1855-1920).
One of the best-known regional authors of the late 19th century was Ludwig Ganghofer, to whom a museum is dedicated in Leutasch. For 20 years the German writer spent most of his time in his summer house near the Tillfuss Mountain Hut in the Gaistal valley. In this house the major part of his work was created, like his most famous novel "Silence in the Forest" (Das Schweigen im Walde, in German). Ganghofer received Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Richard Strauss, Franz Defregger and Mathias Schmid, but also the entire Vienna Burgtheater Ensemble in his "Hubertus Castle".
In 1990 the Ganghofer Museum was opened in the former elementary school in Leutasch, straight next to the church. The building dates from 1950, its classrooms were transformed into a museum. The building serves also as culture house and houses the public library and the newly made museum garden. The museum tells about life and work of Ludwig Ganghofer, most-read and most-filmed German writer in his day. His novels of the Alpine world convey an impressive insight into the life of the rural population of the late 19th century.
Also the village history and the traditional hunting in the Leutaschtal valley are shown in the Ganghofer Museum Leutasch. Already Maximilian I., Holy Roman Emperor, spent a few times in Leutasch in the 16th century, to go hunting. We recommend to combine the visit to the museum with a visit to the Leutasch Spirit Gorge - nature and culture in one!
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€ 3.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 2.50 adults, young people (with guestcard)
free for children up to 14 years
€ 2.00 groups (min. 20 persons, without guided tour)
€ 4.50 groups (min. 20 persons, with guided tour)