Enter the historical life of Austrians in the province of Salzburg at the Open Air Museum Grossgmain, just a few kilometers from Salzburg City. Covering an area of 50 hectares, this stunning open air museum displays rural buildings, living, and farm management according to centuries-old traditions in Salzburg’s districts. In the midst of colorful farmhouse gardens, you will be able to gaze upon farmhouses, barns, mills, artisans’ homes and Alpine huts from five different centuries. They come from every region of the province and were rebuilt true to the original, right here on-site.
Follow the development of the houses from the 16th to the 20th century step by step, witness the hard life of Austrian farmers, and admire examples of historic architecture and executed craftsmanship. Enter the farm houses and old village school, and speak to artisans. Fully immerse yourself in the European rural farm history by seeing mills or old-timer tractors that were used some 50 years ago and have been kept completely intact until today. Piece by piece, every year additional buildings are erected for the permanent exhibition, enriched by temporary exhibitions on folk dance or musical performances. Become a part of history.
Because of how close it is to Salzburg City, the Open-Air Museum lends itself as a fascinating daytrip.
Remember Do-Re-Mi? This baroque jewel surrounded by magnificent gardens is located in Salzburg's city center and is a magical setting for a romantic wedding or honeymoon. The Marble Hall is considered to be the "most beautiful wedding hall in the world".Learn more about the Mirabell castle...
Austria. Unique Like You
gives you updates on unique travel experiences, authentic culture and innovative surprises in Austria.
Sign-up right here