Winter landscape at lake Mondsee with mountain view

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Bad Goisern Wood-Cutters Museum

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich

The forestry played a big role in the Salzkammergut, as mines and salt mines had a huge demand for wood.

In 1977, an old Salzkammergut Holzknechtstube, the "Dürrenholzstube", was demolished in Weißenbachtal.
This was then repositioned by the hometown club in the local Müllnerwäldchen in Goisern.
Then furnished with old equipment and tools and designed to a Holzknecht Museum.
It is a building made of round timber in which the workers had their bedstead, the so-called "ridge", and where visitors are shown how the woodcutter used to live in the small hut away from their families during the working week.
At the large open oven, everyone cooked their own woodcutter cakes, bread crumbs and other hefty lard.
From pictures and other objects the visitor gains an overview of the heavy and dangerous work of the woodcutters.

The Holzknecht Museum Bad Goisern also organizes events such as the Goiserer Gamsjagatage.
On these feast days they offer also the famous Holzknechtnocken, that are prepared with much love by the ladies of the tradtional "Goldhauben" community .

Then it smokes again as it did then, in the arduous time, from the time-honored "Rauchkuchel" in the Holzknechtmuseum in Bad Goisern.

Experience a 360 degree Live Panorama of Bad Goisern...

02 June 2020 to 13 September 2020

Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
closed on Mondays

Guided tours by prior arrangement at 0676 7487 450

Closing day
  • Monday
Accessibility / arrival

The Holzknechtmuseum is located in the so called Müllnerwaldl, in the centre of Bad Goisern.
Please use the parkinglot at the public pool.

  • Parking space: 50
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General price information

adults € 5,00 / children € 2,50

Payment methods
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Groups
Other discounts


Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 4,00
    Children € 2,50
  • 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
  • Summer

Please get in touch for more information.

Bad Goisern Heritage and Landler Museum

Bad Goisern Heritage and Landler Museum

Kurparkstraße 10, neben Hotel Goiserermühle, 4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

+43 6135 7434


Bad Goisern Wood-Cutters Museum
Auskeiweg 11
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

+43 6135 8961
+43 664 5513661

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

+43 6135 8961
+43 664 5513661

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