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Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

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Address: Hasenweg 263 | 5084 Grossgmain, Grossgmain 5084, Austria
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+43 662 850011
09:00 - 17:00
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The Salzburg Open-air Museum in Grossgmain is located on the outskirts of...

The Salzburg Open-air Museum in Grossgmain is located on the outskirts of Salzburg in the heart of an enchanting natural landscape. With the historic museum´s narrow-gauge railway you experience a marvellous ride through the 50 hectars of grounds. A network of upkept hiking trails connects about 100 original buildings constructed over the last six centuries. Explore the old farmhouses, be amazed by the simple but nevertheless diverse life of earlier times and enjoy the hospitality in the cosy museum tavern!

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I could spend days here

So many interesting houses and mini exhibitions are integrated nicely into the idyllic landscape. They even have a train that leaves every 30 minutes. Lots of history is covered... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many interesting houses and mini exhibitions are integrated nicely into the idyllic landscape. They even have a train that leaves every 30 minutes. Lots of history is covered, from the hard live anno 1400-1800, to an electricity power station anno 1916.

Thank MrSobok
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Rural architecture, mostly farm buildings built between 1700 and 1900 have been moved here from their original locations throughout Salzburg, cared for and preserved here. You can enter many of the buildings, which include period home furnishings and farm equipment. Good explanations are in German and English. Their restaurant has good food, too!

Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was very surprised with this outdoor Museum. It shows you all the differant areas in the Salzburgerland and gives you a look into the farmers way of life around the mid 1800. The old railway train that runs through the middle of the area is just one of the Highlights.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 5 September 2016

The museum is very large (hence there is an old train which takes you around - very nice experience) and is split in 4-5 main regions, each corresponding to a specific region in Austria. There are old houses showing (very lively) the way of life in Austria starting with the early 19th century. You can find a railway station, old... More 

Thank Calin G
Ra'anana, Israel
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good experience in the open museum of the Netherlands, few years ago so we decided to try this one as well. It was a nice day and we walked between the houses of the various Salzburg regions, most of them brought as-is from their original locations! For me it was very interesting: the houses are perfectly maintained... More 

Thank Alon B
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

It so nice to see old buildings being pulled down and re constructed for people to see how they where built.

Thank Bert B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I visited this museum on my last day in Salzburg. I took the bus to get there, and it dropped me off pretty close to the museum itself. And it was really interesting, with all types of buildings you would find in a typical village in western Austria. One negative point was that there was practically no staff there, except... More 

Thank Giannifox
Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Huge collection of old farm houses, barns, and other rural buildings. Great if you've been elsewhere in Austria and wondered how those old barns and farmhouses look on the inside. The only thing that's missing is some town buildings, unfortunately. The large numbers of buildings can get repetitive if you aren't an engineer or architect, but otherwise its fascinating. Take... More 

Thank ReluctantGeek
Graz, Austria
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The museum is huge (we spent 4 hours there) and quite interesting, although a certain repetitiveness can't be denied. They tried by distributing the more unusual houses evenly, but still, there's only so much you can do with a farmhouse, I suppose.

Thank Angela J
Deal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

If the weather is fine, this is an ideal place to visit, with or without children - hardly busy when we were there (even in the school holidays). Plenty of shade if the sun is hot, beautifully sited houses and other buildings from all over this part of Austria and a free (once you have paid for the museum entrance)... More 

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