Hammer Smithy Outdoor Museum

Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

With its 400-year history the Hackenschmiede Outdoor Museum in Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting is one of the oldest blacksmith´s shops of Upper Austria.

The interesting and lively way in which this once so important craft is demonstrated is fascinating.

History dates back to the beginning of the 17th century. Already in 1604 a blacksmith called Jakob Grünauer is said to have produced axes there. The first reliable source (Wimsbach Parish Register) mentions the blacksmith´s shop in 1644. It is one of the oldest blacksmith´s shops of Austria. Sources prove that some of the blacksmiths of Wimsbach won fame, respect and economic wealth. In the second half of the 18th century recession forced many proprietors of the blacksmith shops to leave. The importance of the Wimbach brook is reflected by the fact that even in 1900 mot less than 10 mills were in operation along its shores. The Hackenschmiede blacksmith´s shop was in operation to 1970. With the advancement of industrialization it became unprofitable.

In 1968 the Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting cultural association bought the blacksmith´s shop and renovated it from 1975 to 1978. Last year a big blacksmith´s festival took place to celebrate the 400-year anniversary of the shop.

Group offers can also be found on the website of the Traun-Ager-Alm region!

Opening Hours
Early May to late October: every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
10:00am to 11:00am
Groups (min. 10 persons) only after registrationg 

  • Registration required


375 m

Accessibility / arrival

We recommend that you travel by public transport!

Bus-train information

By train: Arrival with the Vorchdorfer Bahn 160 from Stern & Hafferl. So you can use the direct connection to Vorchdorf or Lambach.

by bus: OÖVV bus line 504
Nedyharting - Bad Wimsbach - Stadl-Paura - Lambach - Edt bei Lambach - Gunskirchen - Wels
with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 80 from Vorchdorf to Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting
Min. Call the taxi center 1 hour in advance on 050-422 1691 or order on the otaxi app.

by bike: on the R 11 from Grünau im Almtal or Wels to the center of Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

by car:
Motorway A1: Leave the west motorway A1 in Vorchdorf and follow the Pettenbacher Straße to the center of Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting.
Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!

  • Parking space: 20
  • Parking area for disabled: 1
  • Bus parking space: 1
Travelling by public transport
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  • Toilet facility
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Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 4,50
    Groups from 10 people € 3,50
    Children up to 15 years € 2,50
    Children Groups € 2,00
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Hammer Smithy Outdoor Museum
Almeggerstrasse 12
4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Phone +43 7245 250550
Fax machine +43 7245 2505510

Contact person
Robert Spitaler
Freilichtmuseum Hackenschmiede
Almeggerstrasse 12
4654 Bad Wimsbach-Neydharting

Phone +43 7245 250550
Fax machine +43 7245 2505510

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