Museums in Augsburg Region

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Balloon Museum Gersthofen
Information on the history of ballooning, technology, records and catastrophes can be explored on nine levels of the museum. The old water tower at the museum’s new building houses the aeronautical collection of the renowned Augsburg balloonist Alfred Eckert. The Balloon Museum Gersthofen is one of the major German technical Museums in municipal sponsorship.
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955 - Information and presentation pavilion Königsbrunn
The Battle of Lechfeld in 955 was an epic event and is considered the “birth of the Germans”. The information and presentation pavillon “955” in Königsbrunn has three large dioramas with thousands of pewter figures and state-of-the-art museum technology. Visitors learn about the siege of Augsburg, the defeat of the Hungarian cavalries on the Lech and the significance of these events for Hungary and Europe.
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Mercateum Königsbrunn
The Mercateum in Königsbrunn is the world’s largest walk-in globe. The exterior of the ten meter high sphere displays a world map from 1529. This museum documents a 500 year long trade relationship between Augsburg and India. Inside there is a permanent exhibition “From India and to the end of the world.”
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Lech Museum Bavaria Langweid
The hydropower plant still produces electricity today. In a historicism style building, the Lech museum in Bavaria describes the nature, life and business of the Lech valley. The history of the Lechwerke Augsburg and the development of the Lech for the purpose of power generation is explained. The museum film guides viewers from the alps to the Danube. The originally equipped turbine house from 1907 can be visited.
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Museum Oberschönenfeld
In the buildings of the former Abbey, the district of Swabia operates the Swabian Folklore Museum Oberschönenfeld. It presents the everyday life of the people in Bavarian Swabia over the last 200 years. The permanent exhibition concerns itself with the history, culture, life and work in the countryside. The exhibition will be re-designed and in the Summer of 2018 it will be reopened.
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Naturpark-Haus Oberschönenfeld
The Nature Park House on the grounds of the Oberschönenfeld monastery has an exhibition called “Nature and Man in the Nature Park”. elephant teeth and a monkey mandible show that there was once a subtropical to tropical climate in this region. The ice age and glaciers left reindeer antlers and mammoth teeth behind. In the recent past Roman bricks, pottery and iron ore were found.
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Bauernmuseum Staudenhaus Oberschönenfeld
The Stauden house embodies the kind of house that was once common among small farmers in the Stauden southwest of Augsburg. The last thatched roof house in the region was removed from its original location and rebuilt on the Schwarzach at the monastery in Oberschönenfeld.
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Archaeological Museum of Local History Gablingen
Exhibits and models in the Archaeological Museum of Local History offer a look into the life of our ancestors: from the Mesolithic to the Bronze and Iron Age into the Roman era and the early Middle Ages. It is an impressive illustration of the cultural and economic development of people through the ages. It is readable and accessible via a multitude of discoveries.
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Ganghofer Place Welden
The Ganghofer Place in “Landgasthof zum Hirsch” in Welden presents an exhibition, “Habitat. Ganghofer in the Swabian Woodlands”. Novelist Ludwig Ganghofer is introduced via a school desk, a table at a restaurant, a hunter’s tree stand and a writing room. A law firm was dedicated to his father, August Ganghofer, who was honored for his service to forestry.
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Mask Museum Diedorf
The international Mask Museum Diedorf displays the world’s largest collection of 8,000 old worn masks from various world cultures. The museum highlights the 2,500 European winter masks from places like Krampus and Perchten. The museum is located in a large private farm off of the B300, Lindenstrasse 1 in Diedorf and it can usually be opened within 5 minutes upon request- call 08238/60245.