Since 1 December 2016 on the international UNESCO list for "good practice examples for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage"
Old walls in combination with modern architecture | Much craft and culture under one roof | Exhibition in two upper floors | Workshop and sales of the Goiserer eyewear maker and "the shop in hand.Werk.Haus" on the ground floor.
The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located in a historic building in the centre of Bad Goisern. It accommodates a two-storey exhibition, a “handcrafted” shop and the workshop of a glasses maker.
Members of the HAND.WERK.HAUS association have made it their task to preserve the traditional high-quality working crafts of the Salzkammergut, to make them “visible” and tangible, to renew them, and to pass them on.
The permanent exhibition, situated on the attractively designed upper floors of the building, is a journey through the traditional world of crafts, present and future. It introduces you to individual Salzkammergut businesses, detailing their histories products and features within Salzkammergut context.
The traditional crafts are more than a hobby, they are professions based on time served learning. In this world of changing values and mass uniformity, the role of these traditional crafts has grown to encompass stylistic and cultural issues.
Our cultural identity is tied to our memory. If our memory fades, so does our identity.
Our homes, our clothes, and ultimately the everyday objects we use, are all part of our identity. As such they are a "testimony of the cultural development of man".
The HAND.WERK.HAUS has a purpose. It represents a group of craftspeople from throughout the Salzkammergut who are demonstrating how important it is to understand cultural heritage as a part of the present and the future. Rather than relying on a romanticised, backward-looking view, they are deliberately employing traditional creative skills to enrich the local domestic economy and develop a future for the traditional crafts.
Experience a 360 degree Live Panorama of Bad Goisern...
Monday till Friday
09:00 a.m. till 12:00 a.m.
02:00 p.m. till 06:00 p.m.
09:00 a.m. till 12:00 a.m.
as well as to the events
The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located in the center of Bad Goisern.
Accessible by car:
Exit Bad Goisern via roundabout - 100 m - turn right
Accessible by train:
Stop Bad Goisern - turn right towards the marketplace - vis à vis the marketplace is located
Schloss Neuwildenstein - in the back area is the Handwerkhaus Salzkammergut.
Walking time about 5-10 minutes from the train station.
For groups tours are possible on request
Adults € 3,90
free entry for children and teenagers under 18
Guided tours on request
Price per guided tour: € 105,- for groups up to 25 persons
€ 175,- for groups up to 50 persons
Duration: 90 min.
families, elderly people, wheelchair users
Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.
Legal contact informationHand.Werk.Haus