HAND.WERK.HAUS (exhibition of local handicrafts)

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

Since 1 December 2016 on the international UNESCO list for "good practice examples for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage"

Old walls in combination with modern architecture | Much craft and culture under one roof | Exhibition in two upper floors | Workshop and sales of the Goiserer eyewear maker and "the shop in hand.Werk.Haus" on the ground floor.

The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located in a historic building in the centre of Bad Goisern. It accommodates a two-storey exhibition, a “handcrafted” shop and the workshop of  a glasses maker.
Members of the HAND.WERK.HAUS association have made it their task to preserve the traditional high-quality working crafts of the Salzkammergut, to make them “visible” and tangible, to renew them, and to pass them on.
The permanent exhibition, situated on the attractively designed upper floors of the building, is a journey through the traditional world of crafts, present and future. It introduces you to individual Salzkammergut businesses, detailing their histories products and features within Salzkammergut context.

The traditional crafts are more than a hobby, they are professions based on time served learning. In this world of changing values and mass uniformity, the role of these traditional crafts has grown to encompass stylistic and cultural issues.

Our cultural identity is tied to our memory. If our memory fades, so does our identity.

Our homes, our clothes, and ultimately the everyday objects we use, are all part of our identity. As such they are a "testimony of the cultural development of man".

The HAND.WERK.HAUS has a purpose. It represents a group of craftspeople from throughout the Salzkammergut who are demonstrating how important it is to understand cultural heritage as a part of the present and the future. Rather than relying on a romanticised, backward-looking view, they are deliberately employing traditional creative skills to enrich the local domestic economy and develop a future for the traditional crafts.

Experience a 360 degree Live Panorama of Bad Goisern...

Monday till Friday
09:00 a.m. till 12:00 a.m.
02:00 p.m. till  06:00 p.m.
09:00 a.m. till 12:00 a.m.

as well as to the events

Closing day
  • Sunday
  • holiday
Accessibility / arrival

The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located in the center of Bad Goisern.
Accessible by car:
Exit Bad Goisern via roundabout - 100 m - turn right
Accessible by train:
Stop Bad Goisern - turn right towards the marketplace - vis à vis the marketplace is located
Schloss Neuwildenstein - in the back area is the Handwerkhaus Salzkammergut.
Walking time about 5-10 minutes from the train station.

  • Parking space: 6
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
Food and drink available

Werkstatt Beisl

  • Shop
Guided tour

For groups tours are possible on request

General price information

Adults € 3,90
free entry for children and teenagers under 18

Guided tours on request
Price per guided tour: € 105,- for groups up to 25 persons
€ 175,- for groups up to 50 persons
Duration: 90 min

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 3,50
    Children (to age 18) free
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Adults € 3.50
    Children and Youths (under 18) free
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Other special suitabilities

families, elderly people, wheelchair users

Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • handicapped accessible lift
  • Entrance to the building
  • Toilet facility for disabled people


HAND.WERK.HAUS (exhibition of local handicrafts)
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 6135 50800

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Contact person
Mrs Mag. Barbara Kern
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 6135 50800
mobile +43 699 13336733

Legal contact information

Barbara Kern
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
AT-4822 Bad Goisern

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