Carl Orff, who achieved worldwide fame with his Carmina Burana, was born in Munich in 1895. Many of his happy childhood memories were connected with Lake Ammer.
The Carl Orff Museum, which is unique in the world, was opened in 1991 in Diessen on Lake Ammer. The panels, instruments and multimedia documentations of the museum are arranged on thwo floors and provide insight into the life and work of Carl Orff, an Ur-Bavarian and cosmopolite both, and the most famous Bavarian composer next to Richard Strauss. What is presented there is more than just the creative energy of the artist, the theater personality, the humanist and philosopher Carl Orff, revealed in the diversity of stage works from the Bairisches Welttheater (Bavarian World Theater) to the Greek tragedies. The Orff Schulwerk - the composer's elemental music and movement education, which is taught in over 30 countries around the globe - can be experienced on the museum's ground floor.