The Deer Museum with the collection of Duke Albrecht of Bavaria (1905-1996) has found its home in the stables of Berchtesgaden Castle. The skulls of altogether 1290 bucks, does and fawns and 3.425 antlers, mostly from the Weichselboden area in Styria, were kept from 1984 until 2005 in the Grünau hunting lodge. But since the 100th birthday of Duke Albrecht in Bavaria in 2005, they are all kept in the Deer Museum and a new concept has been applied to their presentation. That makes the collection accessible to the public and it is also available for scientific research.
The exhibition is about the results of investigations over many years into deer in his hunting grounds, that Duke Albrecht of Bavaria has carried out. He was able to prove that inadequate living conditions were the cause of miserable development of the animals and that no dental damage with sufficient nutrition could be observed.
For his research, Duke Albrecht of Bavaria was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich.
Admission through the ticket office of the castle, during its opening times.
Adults €5.00 (without guidance),
children and hunting dogs free of charge