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Woodcutter museum

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich , Österreich

  Due to the Corona Virus situation (COVID-19), the museums in Bad Goisern remain closed until further notice.

Visits for families are possible after telephone registration.

The wood-cutters museum in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt not only shows its visitors in the old so-called “Holzknechtstube” how the wood farmhands had lived and worked, it also explains the enormous importance of the raw material wood for the Salzkammergut.

The wood-cutters museum

An old Salzkammergut so-called “Holzknechtstube”, the “Dürrenholzstube”, was removed in the Weißenbachtal in 1977 and repositioned by the Bad Goisern hometown club in the Müllnerwäldchen in Bad Goisern, close to the city center. The building made of round wood in which the workers had their bed, the so-called "Grat", is now a museum.
It was furnished with old equipment and tools and illustrates with pictures and other objects the arduous and dangerous work as well as the deprived life of the wood farmhands, far away from romantic clichés.
However, the museum not only shows how the wood farmhands lived and worked, it also explains the enormous importance of the raw material wood for the Salzkammergut and shows the great role that forestry had and has for this region.
Until today events in the wood-cutters museum takes place for example to the "Goiserer Gamsjagatage". On these festive days, the famous “Holzknechtnocken” are prepared with love by the ladies of the traditional “Goldhauben” community. Then it smokes again like it did back then from the time-honored "Rauchkuchel".

The wood farmhands

Since the approach routes were far too long, the wood farmhands had to start walking to the high-altitude workplaces on Sunday afternoon. The wood farmhands lived and worked away from their family in the so-called “Holzknechtstuben” in the forest during the working week.
The spartan wood farmhands had their food supplies for the entire working week with them. This usually consisted of flour, lard and bacon. At the large open fireplaces, everyone cooked their own strong, high-calorie dishes such as “Holzknechtnocken” and other strong dishes from lard.

Learn more about the traditional food, the crafts and customs of the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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02 June 2020 to 13 September 2020

Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 03:00 p.m. to 05:00 p.m.

Special tours with registration under +43 676 7487 450

Closing day
  • Monday
Accessibility / arrival

The Bad Goisern woodcutter museum is located in the "Müllnerwäldchen" in the center of Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt near the outdoor pool and the park. The parking lot of the outdoor pool Bad Goisern can be used for parking.

  • Parking space: 50
Parking fees

free of charge

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General price information

Adults € 5.00
Children € 2.50

Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Groups
    from 6 persons
    Adults: € 3.00
    Children: € 2.00
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 4.00
    Children € 2.00
  • 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.


Woodcutter 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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