18 May HUNTING MUSEUMS
In this article I would like to point out the most important HUNTING MUSEUMS.
1. MUSEUM OF HUNTING AND NATURE in Paris.
The Museum of Hunting and Nature is a private museum located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris. Opened to the public in 1967, the museum is housed in the prestigious Hôtel de Guénégaud and since 2002, following an extensive renovation, it has also extended to the Hôtel de Mongelas.
Considered one of the most amazing museums in Paris, the Museum of Hunting and Nature presents an extraordinary collection organized around three main themes:
– weapons and hunting accessories, as it retains a wide range of weapons from the 16th century to the present day, including spears, crossbows and pistols;
– articles for hunting, where hundreds of trophies and stuffed animals from Europe, Africa, Asia and America are housed;
– paintings and sculptures, including some wonderful works of contemporary art by artists such as Peter Paul Rubens, Lucas Cranach the Elder, Frans Snyders and Jean-Baptiste Oudry.
2. Wolfsthurn Castle in Trentino-Alto Adige. Italy.
Castel Mareta is a Baroque-style castle located on a hill above Mareta (Mareit), a town in the South Tyrolean hamlet of Racines. und Fischerei). The museum exhibition focuses on historical and cultural aspects and popular art. It provides historical and cultural information on game, hunting and fishing. The castle is connected to the town through the “Bosco e acqua” path, a one kilometer long walk.
3. Schloss Stainz in Austria.
Stainz Castle with its Baroque church enhances the image of the hilly landscape of Eastern Styria and houses two museums of the Joanneum Universal Museum: The Hunting and Agriculture Museum. In addition, picnic days are offered that offer a spectacular view of the castle and a guided tour of the exhibitions.
4. Museum of Hunting and Fishing in Munich. Germany.
One space houses various stuffed animals that can be touched. For some of them it is possible to hear the recorded sound and even the smell it emanates.
You can also admire an exceptional collection of ancient weapons, numerous paintings, oil paintings, engravings, drawings, Bohemian glass, porcelain and numerous precious objects.
The fishing museum has one of the largest known collections of fishing tools. On the second floor there is a presentation of all freshwater fish species, some of exceptional size.
The Fishing Museum shows the development through the centuries of fishing and of the means used to fish, from its origins to the present day. A diorama illustrates all the varieties of freshwater fish, as well as specimens of species that have now disappeared.