The entrance to the Berta Hummel Museum is on the east side of the building. The first thing the visitor sees is Berta Hummel's art creations. The Museum Shop is on the left and the showcases with the largest private collection of her works in the world are on the right. Due to limited space, only a fifth of the entire collection can be displayed at a time. So a return visit to see a different part of the collection is never a waste of time.
Straight ahead the visitor sees two self-portraits of the artist, done in pencil and red chalk. A bust of the artist herself stands on a pedestal between them. Turning right toward the staircase you pass two more showcases with Hummel figurines and Hummel dolls.
The process of making a Hummel figurine, in all its stages, can be viewed in a vitrine below the stairs.
A picture of the Hummel home dating back to 1875 hangs above the stairway, followed by photos of the building in various states of reconstruction extending up to the present time. >>
Further up the stairs the visitor can see pictures of display windows for the store designed by Berta Hummel herself.
At the top of the stairs you look into the family's living-room, the "Bauernstube." The original furnishings in this room date back to Berta Hummel's childhood. Her time seems to have stood still. The family tree dating back to 1454 hangs on the right wall.
Next to it are two portraits of the founder of the Hummel company, Jakob Hummel, and his wife, Katharina.
Old photographs and letters, which give some insight into the live of Berta Hummel and her family, hang on the left.
Four further rooms show temporary exhibitions drawn from our comprehensive collection of works by Berta Hummel. Since 2005 these are presented together with paintings and drawings by other well-known artists, creating an interesting and stimulating form of artistic dialog.