Permanent Exhibition

This small place has written major history in a short time: from 1940 as a Nazi settlement for German armament workers, from 1945 as a place of rescue for survivors of the concentration camp DEATH MARCH and as a refuge for Jewish DISPLACED PERSONS, and from 1956 as a new home for Catholic GERMAN EXPELLEES. In Waldram, formerly Föhrenwald, history can be experienced as if in time-lapse. Traces of this unique migration history can still be found here today. The BADEHAUS Place of Remembrance tells of this local history of international importance in its permanent multimedia exhibition on more than 900 square meters and 3 floors, which opened at the end of 2018.


Under the TREES OF REMEMBRANCE, contemporary witnesses from all time periods tell of...

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...their experiences before, in and after their time in Föhrenwald and Waldram.


A film about the Jewish ritual bath, the MIKWE, locates religious life where it took place: in the BADEHAUS, the synagogue or in daily life.


The multi-award winning audio piece FÖHRENWALD by Michaela Melián tells the story of the location as a multimedia installation. Her drawings, floating in the dark room, blend into each other with music, texts as well as quotations, imagining a walk through the settlement.


In the outdoor area, the photo documentation KINDERWELTEN (Children's Worlds) compares the lives of children among the Jewish Displaced Persons and among the Catholic German Expellees. This part of the exhibition is open to the public.


Concept: Dr. Sybille Krafft (director), Eva Greif, Maria Mannes, Emanuel Rüff, Annekatrin Schulz with the collaboration of Jonathan Coenen, Sebastian d'Huc, Simone Steuer, Andreas Wagner


Design: Büro-Müller Rieger, Munich


UPDATE: On the 10th anniversary of our association in 2022, we opened several additions to the permanent exhibition: in addition to thematic additions in the form of objects and maps, the new TIMELINE is a special highlight. Across all three floors, it places regional history in the German and international context.


Gallery of the Upright

Artistically designed portraits of people of the resistance


July 15 extended until March 3, 2024


The Gallery of the Upright, a project of the Studentenwerk Weiße Rose e.V., presents portraits of men and women who resisted the National Socialist regime. The exhibition shows people with different motivations and different political, religious and social backgrounds. It also poses the question of where resistance begins and what forms of resistant behavior there were and are.

Past exhibitions

Every recollection counts

Shoshana Bellen was born in Waldram (then still called Föhrenwald) to parents who had survived the Shoa. Channa Braun came as a 13-year old to Föhrenwald and looks back at very enjoyable years of her youth there. Alois Brustmann recalls their expulsion from Bohemia and the Sudetenland and subsequent arrival in the Isar valley. Different experiences and memories widen the view on the past. Do you also have a connection to the former Föhrenwald or today's Waldram? Tell us your story and support us with objects from bygone times.




Kolpingplatz 1
82515 Wolfratshausen

Opening hours

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Extended opening hours for registered tours:
Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

Monday closed


Adults: 5 €
Reduced: 3 €

Getting here:

By car
Motorway A95: Munich-Garmisch, exit Wolfratshausen
Motorway A8: Munich-Salzburg, exit Sauerlach
Federal road B11: Munich-Wolfratshausen-Mittenwald-Innsbruck

By plane
Munich airport, from there by S-Bahn or car approx. one hour

By train/bus
Munich public transport (MVV): S7 direction Wolfratshausen (every 20 minutes from Munich Central Station), continue from Wolfratshausen train station with bus 370, 374, 376, 379 or X970 to Waldram, then walk about 350 m to the BADEHAUS memorial.

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