We are pleased to welcome you to the birthplace of the artist, Berta Hummel. On the following pages you will learn that Berta Hummel created much more than those childhood scenes, which later became the basis for the world-famous "Hummel figurines." As you read on, you will learn interesting facts about the Hummel home, a place rich in tradition and culture. The website takes you through the museum itself, informs you about the permanent exhibits and any current special exhibitions. Detailed information is also available about the impressive life of the artist and nun Berta Hummel / M. Innocentia. Finally, in the Museum Shop, you can look through the items available and, if you wish, order directly via internet. Enjoy your visit!

Alfred Hummel / 13.07.2006 / eMail

TSV’s 13th Berta Hummel Race in Massing

The thirteenth Berta Hummel Race in Massing took place on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The race started with the youngest participants and pupils, both male and female. The 8000-meter-main race for men and women then followed. Christine Sachs from LG Mettenheim was again the women’s winner and Josef Diensthuber from LG Gendorf Wacker Burghausen won first place in the male category. Roland Wunderlich, who was responsible for starting the race, presented each of the winners with a Hummel figurine, which had been sponsored by the Hummel Manufaktur.

Alfred Hummel / 13.04.2017 / eMail

Picasso Exhibition being Planned

Today we are proud to announce that starting in May 2017 our museum will be exhibiting works done by the world-famous artist Pablo Picasso. For the up-coming exhibition a private collector will be loaning us 50 lithographic prints, etchings and Collotypien, as well as a ceramic bowl by the Spanish artist. State Secretary Bernd Sibler will open the exhibition “Picasso and Hummel“ on May 24, 2017. At present we are working with the art historian Dr. Genoveva Nitz to develop a satisfying concept. We want to present the Picasso works optimally, but on the other hand we want our Hummel collectors to enjoy a significant cross-section of Berta M.I. Hummel’s works. The Picasso/Hummel exhibit will be on display in the Berta Hummel Museum until May of 2018.

Alfred Hummel / 20.03.2017 / eMail

Official end of the exhibition in Tolmezzo - Crossing borders - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo / Oltre i confine - Berta Hummel a Tolmezzo

The exhibition „Crossing borders - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo / Oltre i confine - Berta Hummel in Tolmezzo“ closed on Sunday, November 13th, 2016. More than one thousand visitors came to the exhibition, many of them from Udine, Triest and as far away as Venice and Milan. At the close of the exhibition Dajana Fascicolo, the curator of the exhibition and Alfred Hummel from the Berta Hummel Museum in Massing made the trip to Tolmezzo to dismantle the exhibition. With the help of members from the "Amici di Simbach“ the pictures were taken down and packed for traveling. Nearly 50 figurines were also packed into the „travel-safe“ boxes. On Sunday the entire exhibition was carefully loaded into two vehicles - one from the city of Simbach and one from the museum. By Tuesday evening everything was back in the museum in Massing. Giovanna Filippi, the president of the circle of friends in Tolmezzo, and Mr Paolo Pati from the city of Tolmezzo thanked the museum director in Massing for the uncomplicated and well-organized teamwork.

Alfred Hummel / 22.11.2016 / eMail

Our new appretice: Celina Weindl

On September 1st, the 16years old Celina Weindl starded a trainging as an office clark for office management at the museum.
We look forward to a good cooperation!

Alfred Hummel / 22.11.2016 / eMail

Painting Event on Sunday, September 18, 2016

A large number of visitors attended the painting event in the Berta Hummel Museum in the family home in Massing on September 18th, 2016, where they were able to look over the shoulder of the master painter, Ms Gesslein, while she was working. She brought the newest figurine with her, HUM 21/III "Heavenly Angel“. It is 33 centimeters high and was presented to the public for the first time. The Hummel candles were also presented for the first time. Everyone was interested and many purchases were made. At 2 p.m. Alfred Hummel took a large group of Hummel fans through the exhibition, „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta Hummel and Paul Flora.“ Many of the visitors were interested in both Berta Hummel and Paul Flora and wanted to know why world-famous artists are being shown together with works of Berta Hummel. Over the last few years it has become a trademark of the museum, to make it possible for works of art from other regions to be shown in the area. The director of the museum is already working with a private collector at the moment, hoping to bring a well-known painter and graphic artist to Massing next year. As announced beforehand, the drawing for the door prize took place at 4.30 p.m. First and third-place prizes were Hummel figurines and second-place prize was a Hummel vase from the Hummel gallery series.

Alfred Hummel / 23.09.2016 / eMail

A Day for the Hummel Fans

Many collectors took advantage of the possibility of having their personal Hummel items appraised on Sonntag, July 24th, 2016. They brought old and new figurines, pictures and books, which were then appraised by Alfred Hummel, the competent head of the museum. Many of the owners brought a large number of well-cared for and even quite valuable objects, causing a great deal of satisfaction for all those who participated.

Alfred Hummel / 04.08.2016 / eMail

New in our assortment - Goebel Artis Orbis

Artis Orbis presents paintings of Gustav Klimt as editions for cellectors and a discerning clientele. Elaborate production and high quality manual work result in products of elegance and style. The exclusive collections of Artis Orbis will let you re-experience great art.

Alfred Hummel / 08.07.2016 / eMail

Exhibition now open to the public - Bavaria and Tirol - Berta M.I. Hummel and Paul Flora

The Austrian Consul General Dr. Helmut Koller opened the exhibition „Bavaria and Tirol - Berta M. I. Hummel and Paul Flora“ on Friday, April 15th, 2016.
The director of the museum, Alfred Hummel, greeted the guests and gave a short introduction to the new exhibition. Many of the works by Berta Hummel and Paul Flora have been placed opposite each other so that the artists are in direct dialogue. Paul Flora’s son-in-law, Dr. Thomas Seywald, gave an interesting and amusing talk about his father-in-law, which was then followed by the consul general’s talk on the cooperation between Austria and Bavaria. The consul then officially opened the exhibition. The musical group from Massing „Haertter-Musi“ began their program with baviaran-austrian music and then moved on to more international pieces as the evening progressed.

Alfred Hummel / 20.04.2016 / eMail

NEW!!! Hummelmuseums-App for iPhones

Always top informed.
The Hummel-Museums-App is now available at the Apple-App-Store.

Scan the QR-Code and you can start
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On the Apple-Store the App is available shortly.

Alfred Hummel / 06.08.2015 / eMail

Hummelmuseums-App for Android

Always top informed.
The Hummel-Museums-App is now available at the Google Play Store.

Scan the QR-Code and you can start
or klick

On the Apple-Store the App is available shortly.

Alfred Hummel / 30.07.2015 / eMail

The Berta-Hummel-Museum on facebook

Visit us on Facebook:!/pages/Das-Berta-Hummel-Museum-im-Hummelhaus/210757865613052?fref=ts

Alfred Hummel / 17.02.2017 / eMail

M.I.Hummel Zeitgeist

M.I. Hummel Zeitgeist is a new interpretation of the classic Hummel-Figurine. By renouncing the painting, the focal point is on the essence of the figurine - its shape. Thereby, main characteristics remain but the different design sets the figurine in a complete new light. Structure instead of ornament. The creative driving force behind the Zeitgeist range are the siblings Veronika and Maximilian Hummel, descendants of Berta Hummel, creator of the world-famous M.I. Hummel-Figurines. With their motto ‘less is more’ the Hummel siblings link arts and crafts tradition with the present. The metamorphosis of a classic to modern sculpture. M.I. Hummel Zeitgeist is being produced by the Manufaktur Rödental in Germany. The high-quality porcelain figurines are made by hand in a complex manufacturing process during which they are molded, cast and go through the process of firing several times.

Alfred Hummel / 12.03.2014 / eMail

Events at the Open-Air Museum Massing

For actual events and exhibitions of the Open-Air Museum Massing please visit

Alfred Hummel / 12.03.2014 / eMail

Dear costumer,

the European Union requires us to post the following link to the online dispute resolution platform as a possibility of dealing with and resolving difficulties with online contracts.

Alfred Hummel / 03.08.2016 / eMail