Museums and Exhibitions
Knowledge interestingly conveyed
A museum is worth visiting at any time, because nowadays museums are much more than the last resort for dull rainy days. With modern exhibition concepts, big and small explorers are sent off on many adventurous journeys. We have put together a number of different ideas museum visits and on the following pages you will find some of the finest and most unusual museums in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
The Anzeau open-air museum
Bad Goisern | The mill is part of a so-called pair-farm and typical for the Salzkammergut region. There are living quarters, a barn and adjacent old mill and lumber mill.
The World Heritage museum of Hallstatt
How did the people of Hallstatt live in the past? How did they earn their crust? The answers to these and other questions will be provided on a journey through time of the extra class in the heart of Hallstatt. Open all year!
Bad Goisern | Chorinsky Lock: When tons of water dash down to the valley - an unforgettable experience for the whole family.
Archaeological excavations in Hallstatt
The sensational findings and centuries-old remains of settlements in the centre of Hallstatt made the "cellar full of history" a real spectator magnet. A must see!
Modern art in an old house
Bad Goisern | Hans Reisenauer is a craftsman who has always moved with the times, yet is still committed to the traditions of the Goisern Valley. His individual works of art have been exhibited in many galleries throughout Austria!
The tough life of a Lumber Jack
Bad Goisern | The lumbering museum: Discover the long forgotten world of manual labour.
The Landler museum
Bad Goisern | The Landler or Transylvanian Landler museum: Discover the traditions and history of the Landler in a rare exhibition.
Outdoor Museum in the Gosau Valley
Gosau: | This Museum has made a noteworthy contribution towards the cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Visit Bad Goisern local craftsmen
Bad Goisern | combination of all things old and modern - eg the "Hand. Werk.Haus" and Neuwildenstein stately home, the Kirchengasse passageway and the lower Marktstrasse (market street).
The Neuwildenstein Stately Home
Bad Goisern | Hand.Werk.Haus: Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.
Witness of the past
Gosau | Stone and fossil grinding/exhibition: Fossilised creatures up to about one million years old are found in river beds and certain rock faces around Gosau
Bad Ischl | Over many decades and into the 20th century European history was made in the Kaiservilla and Bad Ischl became the shadow capital of the powerful Danube Monarchy.
Regional Museum in Bad Aussee
The Kammerhof (where the regional museum is located) is an important building of late Gothic architecture that was an official salt government seat until 1926.
Photo Museum in Bad Ischl
The Marble Palace, former tea room of Empress Elisabeth, now houses the Photo Museum of the Province of Upper Austria. Due to its location and architecture, this museum is regarded as one of the most charming in Austria.
Museum of Bad Ischl
Located inside the former “Salzfertiger” house at the Esplanade, it is where Emperor Franz Joseph announced his engagement to Elisabeth in Bavaria in 1853.
Hand in Hand: Culture and Sport
Thanks to its rich history and tradition, the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut offers a wide range of cultural and sports activities: Each year cycling enthusiasts from all over Europe are attracted to Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, at the start of July for Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy, whereas the fans of tradition and customs eagerly await the "Gamsjagatagen" (Chamois Hunting Days) in August. But also the small traditional events and religious festivals such as the ceremonial procession of Corpus Christi or the incomparable World Heritage Advent in December have your very own personal charm and are among the most popular cultural events with guests from all over the world. Spend an exciting holiday among mountains and lakes with events and culture along with a lot of nature in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. We look forward to your visit!
Time stands still!
There is plenty to see and do in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Old mines, breathtaking views, “Glückslätze” (places of happiness) or spellbinding places of rest. But what can you do when the weather is not so nice? Our tip: A trip to the numerous churches and places of worship within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. For these spiritual places have long been special attraction and tell, in their very own special way, the changing history of the Salzkammergut. Whether at the picturesque “Kalvarienberg” church in Gosau, in the Catholic parish church in Hallstatt with its historical ossuary or in front of the Catholic church in Sankt Agatha; here you will find peace and relaxation away from the busy world. “And time stands still!"
Information at a glance
- Saving Tip: Discover this destination with the Salzkammergut Adventure Card and save money! The small card is available from all tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region and is free or charge when you stay 3 nights or more. More information ...
- All 4 one
The 4 tourism offices of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
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Tourism information Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 100 E-Mail
Tourism information Gosau Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 20 E-Mail
Tourism information Hallstatt Phone +43 (0) 5 95095 30 E-Mail
Tourism information Obertraun Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 40 E-Mail
- On the move with the Postbus
through the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Current timetable as a PDF download. (568KB)