The Bavarian Forest Museum Village is an open-air museum near Tittling am Dreiburgensee in the Bavarian Forest. On 25 hectares, it comprises over 150 buildings from the period from 1580 to 1850 and a folklore collection with 60,000 objects. It is one of the largest open-air museums in Europe. The museum was founded in 1974 by Georg Höltl with the restoration of the 500-year-old Rothaumühle. This building, which was bought by the couple Georg and Centa Höltl after the roof structure collapsed in 1972, still stands in its original location below the Dreiburgensee. Since then, numerous buildings from the entire Bavarian Forest have been transferred to the museum. You can see farmhouses, day laborer's houses, chapels, the oldest village school in Germany, workshops and mills. The extensive folklore collection includes sacred objects, farm furniture and household items, clothing, agricultural implements, jewelry, glasswork and wagons. A large farmers' market takes place in the museum village several times a year, where numerous stalls are set up and demonstrations of old customs and handicrafts are shown.
The “Free State of Bavaria” is renowned for being culturally unique and for the emphasis which it places on preserving its heritage and traditions. It is also extraordinarily beautiful, boasting a plethora of castles, palaces, cathedrals, abbeys and monasteries not to mention spectacular scenery. Bavaria is more than Alps, men in “lederhosen” (leather pants), women in “dirndl” (traditional dresses) and frothy glasses of beer by the “maβ” (liter).