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Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

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Address: Hasenweg 263 | 5084 Grossgmain, Grossgmain 5084, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 850011
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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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For the Architecture and History Buffs

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very interesting museum in a big area where all the houses and constructions are well saved. Amazing the little train which cross the villages: the most interesting things for the children! There's also an old Hydroelectric Power Station and many areas to do a picnic. Also the restaurant in the middle of the villages is big and well organized with... More 

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