© Foto Oberösterreich Tourismus/David Lugmayr: Familien-Winterwanderung auf der Katrin Alm in Bad Ischl.
Eine Familie bei einer Winterwanderung auf der Katrinalm in Bad Ischl in Oberösterreichl.

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Trattenbach - The Valley of Knife Makers Museum Resort

Ternberg, Oberösterreich , Österreich

Hiking from one knife producing workshop to the other provides a fascinating look back into the local history of the area´s once thriving cutlery industry.
A 1.5 km Theme Trail meanders along Trattenbach Brook and links the knife producing workshops, explaining the natural and cultural history of the area.

Penknifes were used for carving hearts into trees, cutting food and string, and were a popular gift for a young boy - In days gone by, penknifes were the indispensable tool of "ordinary people". The production of knifes is deeply rooted in tradition in Trattenbach near Ternberg. The process of tempering steel with 16 hammers to the perfect heat that gave a variety of 45 blades optimum strength and grinding a breathtakingly sharp edge were carried out here with great skill and expertise. This once thriving trade has left its mark for visitors to explore and enjoy: Feel the power of fire, water, wood and steel. Gather strength with hearty culinary specialties and roam about the water play land with your little ones.

A 1.5 km Theme Trail meanders along Trattenbach Brook and links the knife producing workshops, explaining the natural and cultural history of the area. At these workshops, visitors can watch the production of a knife, including the tempering of steel and grinding edges, from a close distance. At the wood turning workshop you´ll see how the handles are made and are invited to make your own knife.

The Museum Resort is open to the public from May to October.

  • Wanderung am 1,5 km lange Themenweg

  • Besuch Feitlerzeugung Löschenkohl

  • Besuch des Museum in Wegscheid

  • Herstellung eines eigenen Feitels in der Schleiferei/ Drechslerei

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May to October:
Wednesdays to Sundays 09:00am to 5:00pm

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Parking space: 80
  • Bus parking space: 4
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Playground (outdoors)
Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Other discounts

Adult Ticket: EUR 5.10
Discounted Adult Ticket: EUR 4.40
Family Ticket: EUR 11.00
Discounted Family Ticket: EUR 9.80
Child Ticket (ages 12 under): EUR 2.90
School Class Ticket: EUR 1.50
Guided Tour: 2.20

Discounts (Memberships)
  • 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
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


Trattenbach - The Valley of Knife Makers Museum Resort
Hammerstraße 2a
4453 Ternberg

+43 7256 7376

Contact person
Mrs Silvia Minoth

+43 650 3548747

We speak the following languages


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