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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria


Lengau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs

In April 2014, a museum dedicated to the memory of Franz Winkelmeier was opened in Lengau in the form of the Giant Museum. He went down in history as the "Giant of Lengau", as he was the largest European who ever lived.

The life and early death of Franz Winkelmeier, who began to grow to 2.58 metres as a teenager following an infectious disease, is traced by means of a film and audio station as well as lots of other information. The original objects from the personal possessions of the "Giant of Lengau" are particularly impressive, such as the sofa and a travelling suitcase, the size 59 shoes and a range of other utensils.
Franz Winkelmeier's biography symbolises tolerance and respect for otherness, a message that the museum aims to convey to its visitors.

  • by arrangement

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • holiday
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • Groups
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for kids (6 - 14 Year)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

Suitable for wheelchairs: Not all of the legally stipulated ÖNORM are complied with. In principle, this object is suitable for wheelchairs and no assistance is necessary.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • Entrance to the building


Lengauer Hauptstraße 22
5211 Lengau

Phone +43 664 5978310
E-Mail info@riesevonlengau.at
Web riesevonlengau.at/

Contact person
Mr Dipl.Päd. Michael Weber
5211 Lengau

Web riesevonlengau.at/

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