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:
- Rosenheim Technical University of Applied Sciences and its Faculty of Wood Technology and Construction
- Staatliche Fachschule für Holztechnik und Holzbetriebswirtschaft (State Technical College of Wood Technology and Wood Industry Management)
- Lehrinstitut Rosenheim e.V. adult education centre
- Institut für Fenstertechnik e.V. (Rosenheim window technology institute – ift)
- Informationszentrum für Fenster und Fassaden, Türen und Tore, Glas und Baustoffe (Information Centre for Windows and Facades, Doors and Gates, Glass and Building Materials– ifz)
- Prüfzentrum für Bauelemente (Test Centre for Building Components – PFB)
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.