© Panoramic view of the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
Panoramic view of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)

Holiday Region
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Museum "Anzenaumühle"

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

As the oldest house in the village Anzenau, the museum “Anzenaumühle” not only looks back on an ancient history, it also shows the way of life and work of past generations like no other house. In addition to a wealth of special features, it grants its visitors a deep look insight into the cultural, social and economic history of the Inner Salzkammergut.

The museum and its history

The museum “Anzenaumühle” consists of a so-called “Paarhofverband” with a house, stable, as well as an attached sawmill, mill, plasterer and bakery. The Living room, the mill and the bakery are all under one roof, here people used to live and work closely together. No other house shows the life and working methods of past generations in such an original way and gives its visitors such a deep insight look into the cultural, social and economic history of the Inner Salzkammergut.
The history of the house is as long as it is interesting. The oldest house in the village Anzenau was first mentioned in the “Traunkirchner Urbar” in 1325 and its history has been traced continuously since 1584. A first view comes from a copperplate engraving by Merian in 1646.
Measured against the various branches that were practiced here, the museum “Anzenaumühle” is a unique testimony to the regionally way of building and living. In its current appearance, the residential building represents the building stock of the early 18th century, especially the two ox eyes (oval-shaped windows) are for this characteristic. An extension of more than 300 years old connects to the house.
Water was the central source of energy for the mill and sawmill. The originally approx. 8 m wide water supply (called “fluder”) has now been replaced by a much more modest one. After all, there is still a mill wheel in the creek.
The mill itself with its bakery was in operation until 1960.

A tour through the museum

The museum has a wealth of special features: in addition to the "Black Kuchl" (old kitchen which is typical for the Inner Salzkammergut), the grain mill is of particular importance. The grinding room, which stretches across the entire basement and only supported by a pillar, can be admired as well as the various grinding courses that are demonstrated vividly. The still operating "Koppmühle", the grain or rye mill - currently disassembled so that visitors can better understand the technique of the grinding process and the wheat or semolina mill can be visited.
In the large living room with the green-flamed tiled stove with a stove bench, visitors experience the life of the past in an authentic atmosphere. A wood-beam ceiling around 1600 in the Renaissance feeling adorns the room. The guild sign of a mill, bakery and sawmill business hangs from the ceiling.
In the bordering bakery, all activities were carried out, from weighing out the flour and preparing the dough to shaping the loaves. In this room, display boards document the development of grinding and show various grinding and milling techniques.
The rooms on the first floor are used as a gallery for temporary exhibitions. Since 2009 the barn is also available for events.
Today's sawmill originally comes from Lungendorf, Kirchdorf district. In 1964 the original sawmill was dismantled - it turned out to be completely unnecessary. Thanks to the fortune, a sawmill of almost the same type was rebuilt more than 20 years later. The building was neatly removed and rebuilt in Lungendorf. Only the foundation wall and the roof were renewed. All other parts could be reassembled as they were built in 1814.

Mill coffee

Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. with various delicacies

Craft exhibition and sale

every Tuesday on the 1st floor of the mill

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt…

04 June to 30 July 2024: every Tuesday from 10:00 to 15:00
with mill café and craft market

Special guided tours can be requested at any time by prior arrangement on +43 650 8710 426 or +43 664 73827 964.

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • holiday

500 m

Accessibility / arrival

The museum “Anzenaumühle” is located between the old salt market in Lauffen and Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt. The museum is situated in the village Anzenau next to the B 145.

by car

from Salzburg:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Bad Goisern

by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Stainach-Irdning lines
stop “Goisern Jodschwefelbad”, from there about 1,2 km away
by bus
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee)
stop Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad, from there about 1,2 km away
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

  • Parking space: 5
  • Bus parking space: 1
Parking fees

for free

Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
  • Shop
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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Summer

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Museum "Anzenaumühle"
Anzenau 1
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

mobile +43 650 8710426
E-Mail barbara.altenberger@utanet.at
Web www.museum-goisern.at

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Mrs Barbara Altenberger
Anzenau 1
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

mobile +43 650 8710426
E-Mail barbara.altenberger@utanet.at
Web www.museum-goisern.at

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Goiserer Museen - Erlebnismuseum Anzenaumühle
Herbert Kefer
AT-4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

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für das Museum: Barbara Altenberger

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