© Photo: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH./Robert Maybach: Enjoy the view in Upper Austria
Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Former scythe factory

Mondsee am Mondsee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

Near by the Mondsee centre at the Hierzenberger Straße

​The scythes were not used in Mondsee but in Mattighofen, later in Rottenmann and since the beginning of the 18 th century. At the Sensenschmieden in Kirchdorf.
The scythe was in the ditch at the cellar. It was first mentioned in 1538. This year he bought abbot Stephan Rudenberger, mainly for the monastery. The Sensenhammer was converted into a nail-forge in 1656 and at the beginning of the 18th century. The scythes were given again by a state-electoral decision.
The iron came from Vordernberg in Styria. There were 24,000 scythes per year on 4 machines, and 21 workers found their merit. The coal was supplied by Mondseer farmers, who operated coalmines.
The Mondsee scout forging their goods with the "snake brand". Mondse scythes had a good reputation. They found special sales in Switzerland and France and were even delivered to the Orient.

can only be viewed from the outside

  • Can only be viewed from outside

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  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for children
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  • Autumn
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Former scythe factory
Hierzenberger Straße
5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

Phone +43 6232 2270
Fax machine +43 6232 2270 - 22

Contact person

Tourismusverband Mondsee - Irrsee

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