Salzburg open-air museum

A journey into the past under open skies - the Salzburg open-air museum

Museum in Großgmain
The Salzburg open-air museum in Großgmain

Are you interested in the state of Salzburg's historical development? Would you like to find out more about the agriculture, craftsmanship, rural commerce and industry? Then the Salzburg open-air museum in Großgmain is the best location for you.

Take a trip with us into the past

To see what life on the land was like in the olden days. Presented in a fascinating way with authentic displays in a number of original buildings from the past. When you visit the Salzburg open-air museum you learn a great deal of interesting facts about the simple and versatile life in former times. Explore inside the erected farmhouses still preserved today and take a trip on the historical museum railway.

Not just culture but also an experience of nature

A Salzburg cultural asset nestled in stunning nature. That's how you could describe the open-air museum. The site at the base of the Unterberg mountain is situated in a beautiful nature conservation area and is based on the historical regions of the federal state of Salzburg. A more than 7 km long network of paths links up the Flachgau, Tennengau, Pongau, Pinzgau and Lungau groups of buildings, just like in the actual state but smaller. There is a range of permanent exhibitions in the historical buildings. What is particularly interesting are the craftsmanship demonstrations that take place regularly, these specifically focus on what work was like many centuries ago.

Railway or time machine?

At first glance you could think that the museum railway at the open-air museum is a time machine. It whisks guests away to times long past and travels through the site on a 1.7 km long track. The railway runs between 9.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. and one trip is included in the admission price. It links the groups of buildings at the open-air museum and starts in the Flachgau area. Right next to the middle station in Tennengau is the cosy Salettl museum restaurant.

A cosy break after a long museum visit

After a long, interesting day at the open-air museum you have earned a cosy break. Be Rudi Wohland's guest and be indulged by him and his team. Regional specialities and great seats with a wonderful view in the historical pavilion await you in the Salettl. In good weather you should definitely sit in the large outdoor dining area - larger groups are also welcome too.

You can find a summary of the various exhibitions here:

  • The Lungau - the region behind the Tauern
  • Vintage tractors - an exhibition of historical working equipment
  • Interesting facts about regional breweries - rural brewing in Salzburg
  • The life of servants - everyday life in this occupational group
  • Ploughs then and now - from the Neolithic Age to the pre-war years
  • Fürstenbrunn power plant - how it works and the electrification of the state
  • Großglockner High Alpine Road - the history of its construction and operation

Well, what are you waiting for then?

Is the weather forecast good and do you fancy taking a trip into the Salzburger Land region's past? Then the Salzburg open-air museum is worth a day trip. Go for it and find out lots of interesting facts and knowledge about the culture and history.

We will be happy to help you plan your personal day trip. For detailed information about directions and reservations simply contact our team on reception at the Landgasthof Kirchbichl. The Zipperer family is already looking forward to personally getting to know you soon. Send us a non-binding enquiry or give us a call now on +43 662 665 900.