FAQs - The most important questions
Visiting the museum
What are the opening times?Open or Close
Our current opening times can be found on our website at "Opening times".
Are dogs allowed into the museum?Open or Close
Dogs of any kind are allowed into the museum, provided they are on a lead.
Is the museum barrier-free?Open or Close
The Traktormuseum Bodensee and the Jägerhof restaurant are barrier-free and thus fully accessible for wheelchairs and rollators/walking frames etc.
At the museum ticket office, two wheelchairs are available for use free of charge.
The Traktormuseum Bodensee also has two lifts. A wheelchair-accessible toilet is also available.
Is photography allowed in the museum?Open or Close
Taking photos for private purposes is allowed in the museum. Please note that photographic equipment may only be taken into the museum in small bags.
We also sell disposable cameras at the museum ticket office.
What terms and conditions apply for taking photos in the Traktormuseum Bodensee?Open or Close
- Photography is allowed in the Traktormuseum Bodensee.
- If the photos are used for private purposes, no charges apply.
- If the photos are taken in conjunction with a press report on the Traktormuseum Bodensee, no charges apply. We would be pleased to receive specimen copies.
- Use of the photos for commercial purposes (calendars, postcards, catalogues etc.) is not permitted and is possible only in exceptional cases in consultation with the Traktormuseum Bodensee press office and subject to a charge. Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is it allowed to take large bags, rucksacks, umbrellas etc. into the museum?Open or Close
In this regard, the protection of exhibits and the safety of other visitors must be taken into consideration. As we cannot exclude the possibility that someone could touch or even damage an object hanging on the wall with a large rucksack on their back, or even injure other visitors, such rucksacks must be left in a locker. A large rucksack is defined as larger than DIN A 3 in height and width and 15 cm in depth. All other bag and rucksack sizes are considered to be small and need not be left in a locker. Umbrellas and pointed sticks could also be dangerous. For this purpose, lockers, a cloakroom and umbrella stands are provided in the museum auditorium. Walking sticks can, of course, be taken into the museum.
Is it permitted to enter the Traktormuseum Bodensee with a scooter or inline skates?Open or Close
Generally, no. For children, suitable bobby cars are provided to help them cover the long distances in the museum.
Are there toilets in the museum?Open or Close
No, toilets are not available in the exhibition area. You must leave the exhibition to go to the toilet. Please go to the ticket office, where your hand will be stamped to allow you to return to the exhibition.
How long does a museum visit take?Open or Close
A visit to the museum takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Can you interrupt the Traktormuseum Bodensee visit to go to the restaurant?Open or Close
Yes, it is possible to leave the museum at any time to go to the restaurant. Please go to the ticket office, where your hand will be stamped to allow you to return to the exhibition.
Are there seats available in the museum?Open or Close
Yes, benches and chairs are provided around the premises. They can be used for breaks and discussions.
For registered/large groups, it is possible to provide more seats in the museum.
Please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
What must be borne in mind when visiting with children and prams?Open or Close
All visitors are informed of the rules regarding behaviour before they enter the Traktormuseum Bodensee.
What is the price of admission?Open or Close
The current admission prices can be seen on our website at "Prices".
Does the "Lake Constance Experience Card" include free admission to the Traktormuseum Bodensee?Open or Close
Yes, all categories are accepted
Does the Traktormuseum Bodensee offer guided tours?Open or Close
We offer exclusive bookings of guided tours. For further information, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the admission ticket transferable?Open or Close
Before first use, day tickets are transferable within the same group of persons (children, adults, seniors). After a person enters the museum, their ticket is invalidated and can no longer be used.
Can I use a ticket several times?Open or Close
No, this is not possible.
Please note that the admission tickets are valid only on the day of purchase. Validity of the tickets is cancelled when the museum closes on the day of purchase.
If you leave the museum, please go to the ticket office, where your hand will be stamped to allow you to return on the same day.
Should you require a ticket for another day, our museum team will be pleased to inform you about vouchers for the Traktormuseum Bodensee.
Are there vouchers for the Traktormuseum Bodensee and the Jägerhof restaurant?Open or Close
At the museum ticket office you can also purchase vouchers for the Traktormuseum Bodensee.
We also send out vouchers by post.
Please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com with the following details: Kind of voucher required (museum/restaurant), amount (for the museum e.g. 2 adults or 1 family ticket; for the restaurant, you must specify the value, e.g. 50€).
The voucher will be sent to you by post with the invoice. We charge a flat rate for postage of 2.20€ per order.
Which means of payment are accepted?Open or Close
We currently accept the following means of payment:
- EC card
- VISA card
- Maestro card
Swiss francs can only be accepted in the Jägerhof restaurant. An exchange rate of 1.30SFR = 1€ applies. Change is given in Euro.
Can I also purchase season tickets (annual or season tickets)?Open or Close
Yes, you can also order annual or season tickets. Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will then issue your season ticket, which will be sent to you by post with the invoice.
Where can I book a guided tour of the Traktormuseum Bodensee?Open or Close
A guided tour of the Traktormuseum Bodensee can be requested by e-mail. Please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Can large groups also visit the museum?Open or Close
Yes, we will be pleased to make you a full offer including restaurant visit.
Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is advance booking required for groups?Open or Close
Yes, it is essential to book a group visit in advance.
If you would like to eat in our Jägerhof restaurant, for groups of 15 or more we recommend that you make a reservation and order the meals in advance (we would be pleased to send you a menu) in order to avoid long waits. Only then can we make your trip to the museum a real experience. Please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Do school groups benefit from a discount?Open or Close
The Traktormuseum Bodensee offers a group ticket for school groups. Further information is available in our overview of admission prices for "School groups".
Who should I contact in order to arrange a wedding reception, group event or congress in the Traktormuseum Bodensee or the Jägerhof restaurant?Open or Close
Please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 07556/9283620.
How can I get to the Traktormuseum Bodensee?Open or Close
Our website includes two overviews of how best to get to the museum.
What address must I enter in my satnav?Open or Close
Are there sufficient parking spaces available?Open or Close
A car-park and parking deck are available to our guests. For visitors coming by coach, a coach stop and parking facilities are located on the main road.
There are 2 disabled parking spaces not far from the main entrance.
Is there a charge for parking?Open or Close
No, the car-park and parking deck are free of charge.
Can I use the Lake Constance Erlebnisbus to visit the museum?Open or Close
During the high season, the Erlebnisbus 2 connects Unteruhldingen harbour, Gebhardsweiler and Meersburg harbour with an hourly service. On this route are located the popular destinations on the Bodensee Erlebniskarte (Lake Constance Experience Card) such as the Pfahlbaumuseum (stilt house museum) in Unteruhldingen, the Traktormuseum Bodensee in Gebhardsweiler, the old castle and the new palace in Meersburg.
The Erlebnisbus timetable can be found here: ErlebnisBus timetable
Are there bicycle parking facilities?Open or Close
Bicycle stands are provided in the inner courtyard, and there are lockers inside the museum.
Is it possible to stay overnight in the Traktormuseum Bodensee?Open or Close
No, there is no provision for overnight stays on the premises. However, the IBT (Lake Constance Tourism) website www.bodensee.eu provides information on accommodation in the whole Lake Constance region.
General information on the museum
Does the museum still purchase exhibits?Open or Close
The museum considers its requirements on a case-by-case basis. In order to assess requirements, we need the following information/documents: Photo of the exhibit, price and your contact data. Please contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Where were the tractors before the museum opened?Open or Close
The exhibits were in storage in various halls around the world.
Are the tractors out in the open air?Open or Close
No, all the exhibits are under cover at our museum exhibition.
When was the museum opened?Open or Close
The Traktormuseum Bodensee first opened its gates to visitors on 28.04.2013.
Are there also tractor tours on offer?Open or Close
No, we do not offer tours on tractors.