Water Museum of Bavaria “Haus am Strom”, Germany

Haus am Strom gGmbH, Untergriesbach, Germany

In the exhibition, visitors experience the impressing nature of the Danube valley, the power of water, life in and at the river in a joyous and easy way. The exhibition combines activity and entertainment and also offers silent places. It is accessible for people with disabilities and we provide audio guides in English, Dutch and German. The exhibition tries to sensitize the visitors to the issues of water, energy and biodiversity. It shows different opportunities and encourages a wise and thrifty usage of water. It wants to foster the appreciation of natural resources and the nature reserve. It promotes the understanding and acceptance of the people affected by the constraints.

Museum website: www.hausamstrom.de


Adventure Trail “Treasure hunt in the Danube Valley”

Why do we need nature? This is the underlying question of this trail. The interactive trail is fun. While getting active at the different stops, the rambler learns a lot about hydroenergy, fishes, boats, drinking water and a lot of other topics. Many artists performed their work at some of the stations. After 18 stops and a 3,5 km walk, a little treasure awaits the participant, if the hunter has filled out a crossword puzzle.




Educational Activities

About 12 000 people take part in our activities during one year. 10 % are between 1 and 5 years, 40% are between 6 and 13 years, 10% are between 14 and 17 years, 20% are between 18 and 65 years, 10% are over 65 years old.

We have changing projects every year, some of them you can find at our homepage www.hausamstrom.de 
2018 we have the following projects:

  • Natur am Limes
  • Basisprojekt pädagogische Programme
  • Runder Tisch der Umweltbildung in Niederbayern
  • Lehrerhandreichung pädagogische Aktivitäten in den drei Einrichtungen Haus am Strom, Granitzentrum, Graphitbergwerk Kropfmühl
  • INTERREG Donautal entdecken
  • INTERREG Danubeparcs connected
  • Fremde Tiere in heimischen Gewässern

Research Activities

– Decrease of Open Spaces in Forests and the Effects on the Population of Wild Bees and the Pollination of Campanula-species.

– Grundlagen zum Erhalt und zur Entwicklung der Sterletpopulation in der österreichischen Donau (Basics for the preservation and the development of the population of sterlet (Acipenser ruthenus) in the German and Austrian Danube).