Local history museum in the Jagerhaus Gmund

Built in 1793, the Jagerhaus served as the residence and workplace of the royal hunting ground, Johann Baptist Mayer (1786 - 1834), better known as the "Wilder Jager von Gmund". In the house there is not only Gmund local history, the "Mangfall lifeline" with its industry, handicrafts, costumes and mountain riflemen are also discussed. In Mayer's authentic home, visitors can experience the events of the "Jagerschlacht 1833" first hand.

Hunting has been part of human life for thousands of years. In the Tegernsee Valley, too, it played a decisive role for a long time, it was even vital - and sometimes, at least for game shooters, not entirely harmless.

The Gmund local history museum gives a cultural-historical outline of a great fascination with humanity and thus of the interplay between man and nature. It shows the Tegernsee hunting culture in all its facets and reveals a very personal relationship to the valley. In 1989 the community acquired the former butcher's house, which was over 200 years old at the time, and expanded it into a local museum.

Today it is run by Heimatfreunde Gmund e.V. and hosts changing exhibitions. Inside the museum, visitors see themselves transported to the 19th century. The original Jägerstube is supposed to remind of the former Revierjäger Mayr from Gmund. Its story was as follows: In 1815 King Max Joseph I had a hunting ground set up in the valley and guarded by that same rifleman Mayr. Mayr made short work of the poachers and thus achieved royal recognition. It is obvious that the poachers did not like that. In 1834 they took fatal revenge on the rifleman.

Anyone who pays a visit to the local history museum in Gmund will inevitably be drawn into the spell of the old days - and that without an entrance fee.

Also interesting are the detailed tours by voluntary members of the sponsoring association, who tell interesting stories about the house and its owner.

There is also a collection of historical Tegernsee costume.

In addition, changing contemporary art exhibitions take place, such as the annual gmundart, which provides a comprehensive insight into the multifaceted contemporary art in the Tegernsee valley and the surrounding area.


© Dietmar Denger

© Dietmar Denger