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Museum Steine

We offer tours focusing on particular topics, but also provide programmes with activities for personal involvement. These take place in the SteinZeitGarten (Stone Age Garden) and SteinZeitWerkstatt (Stone Age Workshop) close to the museum. Of course, the outdoor programmes also include a tour of the museum's most important sections. These tours can take place at any time, even outside the normal opening hours. Advance reservations, 1-2 weeks beforehand , are required! Several groups can be conducted on guided tours at the same time.

Your guides are well qualified and regularly undergo further training. They escort you through the museum and and pass on heavy (mammoth) subject matter with a light touch. In doing so we are concerned to strike the right note with each group – for kindergartens and school classes, as well as for senior citizen clubs and works outings. Our guides all live locally. They have a common Chiemgau dialect and do their work with great enthusiasm. They are in action 400 times a year.

Our tours in detail

To find the right tours please click on the list below:

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Children above the age of 6
Schools
Adults
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Tour “normal”

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Tour Alps-Glacier- Special

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Tour with fire

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Tour "XL"

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Stone Age Introductory Course

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Children's birthday event

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Building Blocks

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We are happy to arrange special programmes for groups with particular needs such as schools for children with learning difficulties, kindergartens, club excursions, teacher training courses, or simply visitors with special wishes. Please call us: Tel. 0160 666 2321 or 08662 13316.

Contact

Our booking calender is always well filled and some reservations are made a long time in advance. Please call us: Tel. 0160 666 2321 or 08662 13316 and we can talk directly about your preferred date and programme.


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Tour “normal”

A journey through 250 million years of geological history. The origin of the Alps forms the basis. In the 'Underwater World' you can experience a wealth of fossils from a pre-historic sea – ranging from single-cell organisms the size of a coin to life-size sharks. The largest and best preserved skeleton of a woolly mammoth in the whole of Europe is the focus of attention in the fascinating “World of the Ice Age” .After passing the cave bear you come to the part of the cave that shows evidence of human life. A copper axe à la “Oetzi” concludes the exhibition on a high note.

The tour fee is 25.00 €, plus the entry fee pro person: adults 6.00 €, children/pupils 3.00 €.
Duration: 1 hour

A group is comprised of up to 30 persons (School classes up to 33 persons). These tours can accommodate up to three or four groups at the same time.

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Tour Alps-Glacier- Special

This tour provides detailed information about the formation of the Alps as well as how a glacier works. It is well suited for secondary school groups (with work sheets), or for visitors who want to get a deeper understanding of these fascinating processes.

The tour fee is 25.00 €, + entry fee pro person: adults 6.00 €, children/pupils 3.00 €.
Duration: 1 hour

A group is comprised of up to 30 persons (School classes up to 33 persons). “Alps-Glacier-Special” tours can accommodate two groups at the same time.

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Tour with fire

Making fire is always fascinating. It is even more exciting when you don't have a box of matches. After completing the “normal” one hour tour (see above), we demonstrate how fire can be made using stone-age methods: first the simple method with flint stone and tinder, and then a more strenuous way with a fiddle bow and a fire-drill made out of the right wood.

The tour fee is 37.50 €, + the entry fee pro person: adults 6.00 €, children/pupils 3.00 €.
Duration: 1.5 hours.

A group is comprised of up to 30 persons (School classes up to 33 persons). “Tour with fire” tours can accommodate up to 3 groups at the same time.

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Tour "XL"

A very individual tour for especially interested guests, for specialist visitors, or for those who have already visited the museum on several occasions. There is time here for explanations in greater depth about the fascinating subject matter covered by the museum: Geology; Palaeontology; Ice Age; Stone Age. What is your favourite section? We readily adapt the tour to suit the particular interests of the visitor. “XL” is ideal for adults.

The course fee is 37.50 €, + the entry fee pro person: 6.00 €
Duration: 1.5 hours

A group is comprised of up to 30 persons . “XL” tours can accommodate 2 groups at the same time.

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Stone Age Introductory Course

This long-running classic is a compact, comprehensive programme especially suitable for school classes dealing with “human evolution.” Following a detailed tour of the ice age and stone age sections, the pupils themselves become active. By participating in the various programmes they can successfully make their own stone amulets, trinkets made from feathers and seashells, flint arrowheads, cave paintings or Oetzi-Muesli. A stone-age fire will then be lit to conclude the course.

The cost of the course for a school class is 62.50 €, + 10.00 € cost for materials (per class), and the entry fee per pupil is 4.00 €. The guided tour is for school classes comprised of up to 33 children. The Stone Age introductory course can accommodate 2 tours at the same time.
Duration: 2.5 hours

When making a booking please remember to have an alternative date ready. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are very popular and reservations are often made a long time in advance. It is easier to book a tour for Monday or Friday - if possible for the afternoon.

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Building Block Programme

This is designed for clubs with active children and youth groups. The programme is also interesting for school outings, and for adventurous people who want to experience the Stone Age up close. Anyone from age 5 to 99 can join in.

A half hour guided tour forms the basis. It focuses on the mammoth, the Ice Age and the Stone Age. After that come the blocks you have chosen. We need half an hour for each component.

A group is comprised of a maximum 30 participants. Two groups can take part in the programme at the same time. If you require a programme for more than 30, have questions, or would like special favours from the museum then please call us. We would happily present you with a proposal.

  • Amulets A very personal 'good mood stone' can be made from very soft rocks (soapstone, slate, selenite). With an individual carved marking every piece will become a real good- luck charm. The tools for this come directly from nature: pieces of rock, plants and animal skins.
  • A trinket: First raffia cord is twined. Then a trinket is made out of a shell. For this we need good flint tools and some muscle power. Whoever prefers a lighter task should work with feathers. Very small children can make trinkets from tree bark.
  • Shaping flint: The supreme stone-age discipline! Working with flint demands power and concentration. Using an unusual tool (antlers) with skill and practice you can make small arrowheads, scrapers, drills or knife blades. Not suitable for children under 8!
  • Stone age art: We work with pigments and a self-made paintbrush. Stones, tree bark, and 'take-home cave walls' are basic materials used for creativity. Healing earth and clay can produce temporary artwork on brave faces and bare skin.
  • Stick bread around the camp fire: A crackling camp fire was always been a favourite meeting place. Nothing has changed. All gather around the fire, where they patiently watch as the dough on the stick is transformed into fresh smelling crispy bread.
  • Baking bread in a oven made of clay: Invented 10,000 years ago and an activity for all senses – even today.. First knead the dough and form the small loaves. Then feel the heat of the fire and place the loaves inside the oven. After a short while the pleasant smell of baked bread tells you that the loaves are ready.
  • Making a fire: We show how to do this in a simple stone age way without matches or lighter. Two methods are demonstrated. Firstly, 'fire through friction'' by means of a fiddle bow and a fire drill. Secondly, 'making fire with the right stone' – fascinating and still very simple!
  • Grinding ammonites: These cephalopods, which became extinct around 65 million years ago, are some of the most beautiful fossils we know. Everyone in the group has the opportunity to work on an ammonite. After learning the technique of grinding on a test piece of coral limestone it is time to work on a quality piece.
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Children's Birthdays

Children's birthday celebrations in the museum are excellent for inquisitive children. We always begin with a very individual tour through the museum. We focus on the special interests of the children. Are they dinosaur fans, underwater experts, or stone age specialists? Then it is time to “do it yourself” in the Stone Age Workshop. With the help of museum staff the children can choose materials to make their own souvenirs. In between, they haves time to devour the birthday cakes brought for the occasion.

The programme cannot be extended or enlarged with other activities. Bookings can be made throughout the year. This includes Sundays or in the winter, when the museum is normally closed. Reservations should be made two to three weeks in advance.

Stone Age Birthday Celebration

This event fully represents the adventurous time of our forefathers. During the tour through the museum the children experience fascinating true stories about mammoths, giant deer and cave hyena. The cave with the large cave bear and the Neanderthals is particularly exciting. Self-made lucky stones and items of stone-age jewellery are a well deserved reward for the children's efforts.

For children 7 years and upward
Duration 2.5 hours
Course fee 62.50 € + cost of materials 15.00 € + entry fee 4.00 € pro child. (parents free )

Fossil Birthday Celebration

Fossils are simply amazing! Many million years old, often already extinct and yet you can still find them in rocks today. In the museum's “Underwater World” there is such a diversity of fossil – from the smallest algae to a dinosaur tooth. On your way you can feed fish in the saltwater aquarium and take a photo in the shark's mouth. Then down to work! It's time to grind ammonites. This requires strength and concentration as these ammonites are “rock hard”. To finish, each child may fill a small treasure box with real fossils.

For children 7 years and upward
Duration 2.5 hours
Course fee 62.50 € + cost of materials 15.00 € + entry fee 4.00 € pro child. (parents free )

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