Austrian Contemporary History Museum

Scharnstein, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather

In the historical rooms of the Renaissance Scharnstein Castle, the development of Austria over the past century is presented on more than 800 m2 of exhibition space using numerous objects and pictures.

The arch spans from the last decade of peace in the monarchy to the tragic events of the First World War. The collapse of the monarchy, the young republic, corporate state, military associations, civil war and coup attempts have a large space in the display collection, as well as the tragic year 1938 and the associated end of Austria's sovereignty.

The time of the National Socialist rule and the horrors of the Second World War are presented on the basis of numerous exhibits as well as the resurrection of Austria, the occupation, the state treaty and the development of our homeland up to the end of the century. 100 years of Austria - a fascinating tour through the recent past of our country.

On request!

  • Registration required

Accessibility / arrival

We recommend that you travel by public transport!

By train: Arrival with the Almtalbahn 153 from Wels or Grünau im Almtal to Viechtwang.
by bus: OÖVV bus line 533 Gmunden - Scharnstein - Grünau im Almtal - Almsee

with the Traunstein taxi:
Route 52 from Laakirchen, Kirchham or St. Konrad to Scharnstein town center or
Route 70 from Vorchdorf, Pettenbach or Steinbach am Ziehberg to Scharnstein town center
Call the taxi office 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 or on the R 2 Salzkammergut cycle path from Gmunden

by car:
Motorway A1: Leave the Westautobahn A1 in Regau and follow the B145 to Scharnstein
A9 motorway: Leave the A9 in Inzersdorf-Kirchdorf and follow the Austrian Romanikstraße to Scharnstein.

Please only use the parking spaces provided and be considerate of private property! Thank you for your fairness!

Travelling by public transport
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  • Food and drink available
  • All weather
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

Please get in touch for more information.


Austrian Contemporary History Museum
Schloss Scharnstein
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 664 3005677

Contact person
Mag. Harald Seyrl
Österreichischen Zeitgeschichte
Schloss Scharnstein
4644 Scharnstein

Phone +43 664 3005677

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