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Woodcutter museum

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

The wood-cutters museum in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt not only shows its visitors in the old so-called “Holzknechtstube” how the wood farmhands had lived and worked, it also explains the enormous importance of the raw material wood for the Salzkammergut.


The wood-cutters museum

An old Salzkammergut so-called “Holzknechtstube”, the “Dürrenholzstube”, was removed in the Weißenbachtal in 1977 and repositioned by the Bad Goisern hometown club in the Müllnerwäldchen in Bad Goisern, close to the city center. The building made of round wood in which the workers had their bed, the so-called "Grat", is now a museum.
 
It was furnished with old equipment and tools and illustrates with pictures and other objects the arduous and dangerous work as well as the deprived life of the wood farmhands, far away from romantic clichés.
 
However, the museum not only shows how the wood farmhands lived and worked, it also explains the enormous importance of the raw material wood for the Salzkammergut and shows the great role that forestry had and has for this region.
 
Until today events in the wood-cutters museum takes place for example to the "Goiserer Gamsjagatage". On these festive days, the famous “Holzknechtnocken” are prepared with love by the ladies of the traditional “Goldhauben” community. Then it smokes again like it did back then from the time-honored "Rauchkuchel".

The wood farmhands

Since the approach routes were far too long, the wood farmhands had to start walking to the high-altitude workplaces on Sunday afternoon. The wood farmhands lived and worked away from their family in the so-called “Holzknechtstuben” in the forest during the working week.
 
The spartan wood farmhands had their food supplies for the entire working week with them. This usually consisted of flour, lard and bacon. At the large open fireplaces, everyone cooked their own strong, high-calorie dishes such as “Holzknechtnocken” and other strong dishes from lard.

Learn more about the traditional food, the crafts and customs of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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

Closed from October to May
Special tours can be arranged by phone +43 6645513661.

  • by arrangement

Accessibility / arrival

The Bad Goisern woodcutter museum is located in the "Müllnerwäldchen" in the center of Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt near the outdoor pool and the park. The parking lot of the outdoor pool Bad Goisern can be used for parking.

Parking
  • Parking space: 50
Parking fees

free of charge

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    Service
    • Guided tour
    General price information

    Adults € 5.00
    Children € 2.50


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    Other payment methods
    Cash payment
    Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
    • Groups
      from 6 persons
      Adults: € 3.00
      Children: € 2.00
    Discounts (Memberships)
    • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
      Price with the SommerCard
      Adults € 4,00
      Children € 2,00
    • All weather
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Suitable for teenagers
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for single travelers
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    Season
    • Summer

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    Contact


    Woodcutter museum
    Auskeiweg 11
    4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

    Phone +43 6135 8961
    mobile +43 664 5513661
    E-Mailr.zahler@eduhi.at
    Webwww.holzknechtmuseum.at/
    http://www.holzknechtmuseum.at/

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    Contact person
    Mr Kustos Robert Zahler
    Auskeiweg 11
    4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

    Phone +43 6135 8961
    mobile +43 664 5513661
    E-Mailr.zahler@eduhi.at
    Webwww.holzknechtmuseum.at/

    Legal contact information

    Holzknechtmuseum
    Robert Zahler
    Auskeiweg 11
    AT-4822 Bad Goisern
    r.zahler@eduhi.at

    We speak the following languages

    German

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