© 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)

Automata museum and cabinet of curiosities

Hallstatt, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather


Temporarily closed due to the current COVID19 situation.

The Automata Museum & Curiosities Cabinet in the World Heritage Site of Hallstatt is located in a historic watermill in a Roman house. This museum is the collection with the world's most representative variety of different automatas, that can be visited.

Historical collection

The small private museum in the historic center of the World Heritage Site Hallstatt shows in its exhibition rooms a collection of machines from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century. This unusual exhibition leads into the mysterious and magical world of the machines. These are intended to imitate divine, magical, secret or exotic human or animal shapes. Each of these automatic dolls touches in its own way and tells a very special story.

Guided tour and shop

If you want to learn more about the numerous exhibits, you have the possibility to  In small groups of ten or more persons, the museum owners give a historical insight into the exciting history of the numerous exhibits on a tour.

Antiques, art, decoration, jewelry and gifts, French perfumes, room fragrances from Provence, candles and much more can be purchased in the shop.

Experience a 360° Panorama Tour through the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut

From Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Days off: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday

511 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
parking area on P1, P2 and P3

by train
arriving at "train station Hallstatt", take the ferry to Hallstatt, from the pier you walk 20 minutes

by bus
you arrive at the busterminal „Hallstatt Lahn“, from there it is a five minute walk
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: 450
  • Bus parking space: 15
Parking fees

From 4.00€ per hour on Fee for coach: €80,00 per day

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General price information

Price on request.

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  • All weather
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Please get in touch for more information.


Automata museum and cabinet of curiosities
Kirchenweg 168
4830 Hallstatt

Phone +43 6131 265

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Contact person
Mrs Carola Hinterer
Winkl 77
4831 Obertraun

Phone +43 6131 265

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