The Hunting Land River Museum was re-opened in Schloss Wolfstein in October 2014. In the four departments “Hunters and Hunted”, “Hunting Past and Present”, “Border Crossers” and “Life on and in the Water”, the visitors get to know the exciting world of hunting, the forest and the bodies of water, as well as the animals living here, in a completely new way.
Joining in and touching things is expressly allowed, with the result that a variety of topics can be discovered from completely new perspectives. Experience a falcon hunting or hone your senses whilst exploring a dark, impassible piece of forest in which the murmuring of a nearby stream or the hooting of an owl produces quite a realistic atmosphere.
The extent to which animals have the advantage over humans here is shown at the station where you can see the world through the eyes of an owl. A separate section is dedicated to hunting from a cultural history perspective and deals with topics such as court hunting, hunting weapons or poaching. The department “Border Crossers and Returners” looks at species which are no longer native in our region today. But did you know that wolves and elks, which are regarded as having been extinct here for about 30 years, are now sporadically returning to the Bavarian Forest? The probability of seeing these shy animals is very low, but anyone who would like to explore nature directly following their visit will receive helpful tips and information at the information desk on the large-scale conservation areas of the Bavarian Forest and Bohemian Forest National Park, the Bavarian Forest Nature Park and the Sumava nature reserve.For opening times and admission prices please visit the original website.