Art & Culture
Woodcutter Museum in Ruhpolding
The Woodcutter Museum in Ruhpolding was opened in 1988. This specialist museum is dedicated to the life and work of woodcutters (forest workers, sawyers) in the former salt mine region of Traunstein. The focus of the museum’s presentation in the exhibition building is the woodcutter, who is shown in many phases of his arduous and dangerous work. The history, living and working conditions and the development of the tools and methods used for logging are depicted on several floors. Sound recordings and scenarios with life-sized figures illustrate the key aspects of woodcutting. The adjoining outdoor area shows various reconstructed woodcutter cottages, demonstrations of woodwork and interactive stations.