Museums and exhibition venues

Whether whole farms, yardsticks or high art: The district of Rottal-Inn collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and conveys. Large professional museums and small, lovingly presented collections tell of the culture, art and life in Rott and Inn.

Photo: Town of Pfarrkirchen

Open Air Museum Massing - Freilichtmuseum Massing

Stately four-sided farms and modest smallholder estates, bakehouse, bowling alley, washhouse and grocery store: surrounded by meadows, hedges, fields and pastures, they tell of the everyday life of our ancestors. To this end, the Massing Open-Air Museum offers a rich programme of activities and participatory events that bring past times to life.

Rural Lower Bavaria

Rottal Museum Street - Rottaler Museumsstraße

The Rottaler Museumsstrasse runs along the Rott through three administrative districts. Rottal-Inn it comprises ten stations in Massing (open-air museum, Berta-Hummel-Museum, Sudetendeutsche Stube/Schlesierstube), Unterdietfurt, Rimbach (Lanzmuseum, Meterstabmuseum), Eggenfelden (Prühmühle, Schlossökonomie Gern), Hebertsfelden and Bad Birnbach. Many a gems can be discovered here.

Old Town Hall Pfarrkirchen

The old town hall of Pfarrkirchen houses a newly designed museum of local history with evidence of old craftsmanship and objects of rural life in Pfarrkirchen and the middle Rottal. Changing exhibitions on cultural-historical themes and the fine arts invite you to visit again and again.

Photo: Town of Pfarrkirchen

Hans-Reiffenstuel House, Pfarrkirchen

The former warehouse near the station is not only a cultural centre with a library and music school, but also houses the legacy of the painter Hans Reiffenstuel (1894-1980) who died in Pfarrkirchen. In the Reiffenstuel Hall, constantly changing art exhibitions are shown in close cooperation with the "Munich Secession".

Photo: Town of Pfarrkirchen

Pfarrkirchen ‘Glass house’

The unusual cultural centre in a former car dealership on the Pfarrkirchner Ringstrasse not only offers a varied programme with courses, cultural encounters, theatre, readings and live music. Exhibitions of the participating and invited artists are also shown here time and again.

Simbach am Inn Museum of local history

There has been a Museum of local history in Simbach since 1912, and its permanent collection has grown considerably since then. In the modernized rooms of the former rental office, there are always special exhibitions on cultural and historical topics. Here you will also find a permanent exhibition in honour of the famous Simbach painter Josef Karl Nerud (1900-1982).

Simbach am Inn Customs House Museum

The art association Simbach (Kunstverein Zollhaus Simbach) presents changing exhibitions of contemporary painting and sculpture on 450 square metres of exhibition space in the former customs house (Zollhaus) directly at the Inn bridge to Braunau.


Showroom K3 gallery for contemporary art

In the secluded Vierseithof Kottigstelzham near Simbach am Inn, in showroom K3, current fine art can be seen. Changing exhibitions show works by artists with a far-reaching trans-regional claim.

Interested to see more museums?

Discover the many small collections and museums in the Rottal. Largely lovingly looked after voluntarily and thus not always easily accessible. A short registration before is often needed and you should bring some time with you - however the "treasure hunt" is worth it! 

A few examples:

  • Arnstorf, Alt-Arnstorf-House:
    contact: Hans Seidl, Tel. +49(0)8723/1518,

  • Reger-Krippen, Josef Reger, Gangkofen:

  • Heimathaus Hirschhorn, local history, sacred objects, commercial life and agriculture. Open by arrangement . Reiner Freilinger (08725/202) oder Peter Martin (08721/2350)
  • Karl-Heinz Mikonauschke Folklore Collection, Massing. Open by arrangement: : 08724/911194

Your contact person

area of responsibility
Isabella Enggruber
+49 8561 20-131
+49 8561 20-77268
Ludger Drost
+49 8561 20-199

How to reach us
Landratsamt Rottal-Inn
Ringstraße 4 - 7
84347 Pfarrkirchen



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