parkplatz gaistal ludwig ganghofer
parkplatz gaistal ludwig ganghofer

Ganghofer Museum Leutasch

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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Opening times

  • Tue 28 Jun 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 29 Jun closed
  • Thu 30 Jun closed
  • Fri 01 Jul 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 02 Jul closed
  • Sun 03 Jul closed
  • Mon 04 Jul closed

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Spring - summer 2022 (03/22/2022 - 10/28/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed


€ 3.00 adults
€ 3.00 young people (15-18 years)

free for children up to 14 years
discount with the guest card

€ 2.00 groups (more than 20 persons, without guided tour)
€ 4.50 groups (more than 20 persons, with guided tour)

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The Ganghofer Museum stays open every Tuesday and Friday, all year round.

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