The Boat

Since 31.07.2021

After extensive research, the biography of the museum founder Lothar-Günther Buchheim has to be rewritten. This applies in particular to his participation in submarine warfare and the creation of his world bestseller "The Boat (Das Boot)". What is true about the story? How deep did the boat really sink in Gibraltar? And how deeply was Buchheim, the war correspondent, involved in the Nazi propaganda system? The new permanent exhibition vividly tells the true story of U 96, of the novel "The Boat," of its author Buchheim, and of the film adaptation by Wolfgang Petersen. On display are the photos Buchheim took on his two submarine voyages in 1941 and 1944, as well as historical material evidence, including the Südwester Buchheim wore on the submarine, a genuine Enigma encryption machine from World War II, the typewriter on which the novel "The Boat" was typed, as well as submarine models and the underwater camera used to shoot scenes from the film "The Boat." Sequences from the TV series as well as documentaries complete the experience around "The Boat".


2024 in the museum

Samselsurium – The world of Paul Maar
29.06. – 15.09.2024

BUCHHEIM COLLECTION - INSIDE OUT?
PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND PRINTS
27.04.2024 – 12.01.2025

DIRECTOR'S CUT – BUCHHEIM'S EXPRESSIONISTS
20.02.2024 – January 2025

MUSICAL SWINGS
Swing · Have fun · Dream · Enjoy

14 DRAWER WORKS
06.07. – 03.10.2024

Africa & Oceania
New presentation of objects from the Buchheim Collection in the tower room on the 3rd floor of the Buchheim Museum

BUCHHEIM'S HOUSE
Permanent exhibition: Reconstruction of Buchheim's villa in Feldafing

Abbildung: Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Begegnung von U 96 und U 572 am 4.11.1941  © Buchheim Stiftung, Bernried; Nutzungsberechtigte Buchheim Stiftung sowie Yves Buchheim
Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Begegnung von U 96 und U 572 am 4.11.1941 © Buchheim Stiftung, Bernried; Nutzungsberechtigte Buchheim Stiftung sowie Yves Buchheim

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