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Erwin Hymer Museum
The whole world of mobile travel

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Travelling the world

The Erwin Hymer Museum is only 40 minutes' drive from Lake Constance in Bad Waldsee. The cultural and technical history museum of the non-profit Erwin Hymer Foundation invites families, fans of travel, caravanning and vintage cars to an interactive tour of discovery through the world of mobile travel.

The Erwin Hymer Museum

The Erwin Hymer Museum tells of the desire to travel and the longing for independence. The museum invites the whole family on a unique discovery tour through the cultural and technical history of mobile travel.

The over 6,000 m² exhibition is an interactive journey on the dream routes to the places of the longing of the world. The story can be experienced from the perspective of the travellers. What draws us out into the world? Where do we want to travel to? How has technological development influenced our travel? The visitors dive into the adventures of the pioneers of caravanning and travel on their traces through history to the future!

Make your way over the steep Alpine pass to Italy, over the Hippie Trail to India and the East to the Baltic Sea, on towards the Orient and the desert of North Africa to the vastness of North America. Discover the northern lights at the Arctic Circle, feel stormy winds at the Atlantic and experience the longings of their time.

Exhibition and programme

A cheerful parade of over 80 historic vehicles from all over the world accompanies visitors on their journey along the dream routes. The classic carriages, caravans, automobiles, campervans and motorhomes, some rare unique pieces, bizarre developments or typical representatives, huge to tiny, awaken memories, tell stories and invite you to admire and marvel.

In interactive "workshops", visitors learn how technological developments have changed mobile travel. They experience exciting aspects of development, design and production.

Children experience their very own journey along the dream routes and can let off steam at play stations and in playmobiles. Photo stations for souvenir photos are fun for the whole family. Send holiday greetings to friends all over the world.

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Guided tours and holiday programme

Thematic guided tours take visitors on their personal and individual journey through the exhibition (max. 20 persons per tour). The museum's educational team offers special programmes and workshops for children and school classes. Advice and bookings can be made by telephone or on site.

During the school holidays, the exhibition offers an additional programme for the whole family every day. No registration is necessary. Just come by and join in!

Current program

The Restaurant

The Museum Restaurant "Caravano" invites you on a culinary journey around the world. Visitors can enjoy the delicious and partly exotic snacks and main courses, matching the dream routes and themes, before, after or during their visit to the museum. The kitchen is open all day.

Further information about the restaurant

Groups / Conferences

For group trips, both the museum and the restaurant offer special packages. The museum has additional rooms for groups of up to 500 people. There are sufficient free parking spaces for cars, also with caravans, as well as for motorhomes and buses directly at the museum. Bus drivers receive free admission and meals.

Direct contact for groups


By car: The museum is located directly on the B30 between Ulm and Lake Constance, exit Bad Waldsee Nord.

From Munich: A 96 direction Lindau, exit Leutkirch-West/Bad Waldsee, on the B 465 via Bad Wurzach to Bad Waldsee, after the sign Bad Waldsee and before the level crossing turn right direction Ulm/Mühlhausen.

From Ulm: B 30: Direction Friedrichshafen to Bad Waldsee Nord.

From Friedrichshafen: B 30: Direction Ulm via Ravensburg, to Bad Waldsee Nord.

By train: Directly to Bad Waldsee railway station. Take the Citybus line 4 to the front door.

Erwin Hymer Museum
Robert-Bosch-Str. 7
88339 Bad Waldsee
Phone +49 (0) 7524 97667600

The Erwin Hymer Museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 am to 09:00 pm all year round. The museum is closed on 24.12. and 31.12. only.  
Adults € 11,50
Children until 18 years old free of charge
Thursday evening ticket, from 07:00 pm € 7,00
Guests with handicap € 10,50
Adult annual ticket € 30,00

Guided tours are not included in the entrance fee. Parking at the Erwin Hymer Museum is free of charge.

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