Wood Technology Museum

Max-Josefs-Platz 4
83022 Rosenheim
Opening hours:
Tues - Fr 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Sa 13:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month 13:00 - 17:00 Uhr

Holztechnisches Museum (Wood Technology Museum) at Max-Josefs- Platz

A so-called “ladder to heaven” has been preserved in the Ellmaierhaus building, which is now home to Rosenheim’s Wood Technology Museum, the Holztechnisches Museum.

The museum is located in the pedestrian zone in the listed Ellmaierhaus building, which dates back to the 16th century and was restored in an exemplary manner from 1980 to 1984. Covering an area of more than 400 square metres, the museum provides an insight into the history and the processing and working of wood in both the past and the present day. Objects and models show old and modern techniques and are complemented by videos, special exhibitions and educational museum activities.

Explore the museum here.


The history of wood technology

Wood is inseparably linked to the history of human development. As our only renewable resource, wood is the most important and significant material due to its special biological, physical and technical properties. Until the middle of the 19th century, wood was largely irreplaceable in terms of its versatile usability both for personal needs and for the development of crafts and early industry.

More about the development of the sawmill industry.


Rosenheim & wood expertise

A number of globally recognised training and research centres specialising in wood and wood technology have merged from the “Holztechnikum Rosenheim”, a wood technology college founded in 1925:

Regardless of which of these educational institutions they attended, Rosenheim’s ‘wood graduates’ are sought-after wood experts all over the world.The museum is run by the City of Rosenheim and the district of Upper Bavaria in the “Zweckverband Holztechnisches Museum Rosenheim” association.

The Wood Technology Museum is supported by the “Holztechnisches Museum Rosenheim e.V.” friends’ association.