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Salzburg Open Air Museum

The Salzburg Open-Air Museum lies in the middle of Untersberg Nature Park, close to Salzburg City. On an area of around 50 hectares, it documents rural buildings, lifestyles and aspects of the rural economy from the 16th to the 20th century.

A museum sure to astonish you

Here, just outside Salzburg, visitors are able to experience authentic farmhouses, the homes of craftsmen, mills, barns, a smithy and even a sawmill. In total, the Open-Air Museum presents over 100 real buildings, spread across 5 distinct areas representing each of Salzburger Land’s different regions. Demonstrations of a wide range of traditional crafts as well as seasonal folk events (including an Easter market, raising of the Maypole etc.) turn any visit to the museum into a truly interactive experience.

Enjoyment for Young and Old

If you prefer not to explore all of the 50 hectares on foot, you can simply hop aboard for a comfortable ride on the two kilometers-long historic museum railway, with three stops along the way. Yet another highlight of the Open-Air Museum is a tractor exhibition including multimedia displays and even a play tractor for kids to climb on and explore. Whenever the hunger in your tummy overcomes your hunger for knowledge, we suggest stopping by the “Salettl”, the museum’s own restaurant serving a delicious selection of popular dishes. While parents sit there and mull over the events of this entertaining day, the youngsters will have the time of their lives in the adventure playground, which includes a water play area, tree house and double swings.


The museum strives to get accessible to visitors with disabilities to the maximum extent possible. Upon request an electro-scooter is available at the main entrance ticket desk free of charge. Restrooms designed to fit the needs of the disabled are located in the entrance building as well as in the lavatory building next to the museum restaurant. The last wagon of each train offers barrier-free access.

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