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Salzburger Freilichtmuseum

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Address: Hasenweg 263 | 5084 Grossgmain, Grossgmain 5084, Austria
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+43 662 850011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Salzburg Open-air Museum in Grossgmain is located on the outskirts of...

The Salzburg Open-air Museum in Grossgmain is located on the outskirts of Salzburg in the heart of an enchanting natural landscape. With the historic museum´s narrow-gauge railway you experience a marvellous ride through the 50 hectars of grounds. A network of upkept hiking trails connects about 100 original buildings constructed over the last six centuries. Explore the old farmhouses, be amazed by the simple but nevertheless diverse life of earlier times and enjoy the hospitality in the cosy museum tavern!

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An amazing open air museum on country life

Very interesting museum in a big area where all the houses and constructions are well saved. Amazing the little train which cross the villages: the most interesting things for... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2015
Elisabetta N
Venice, Italy
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Venice, Italy
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Reviewed September 1, 2015

Very interesting museum in a big area where all the houses and constructions are well saved. Amazing the little train which cross the villages: the most interesting things for the children! There's also an old Hydroelectric Power Station and many areas to do a picnic. Also the restaurant in the middle of the villages is big and well organized with... More 

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Reviewed August 28, 2014

Open air museums are not my goal. BUT THIS ONE is great. We (2 + 3K) had a wonderfull morning there. You should take the old fashioned train from the entrance to the farest and uphill station (15 min) and then walk down through wonderfull gardens and forrest, between traditional old austrian houses.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 30, 2014

We visited here on a wet afternoon. There are 25-30 alpine style houses and sheds dating from 1500s that have been dismantled and rebuilt in this large area of wooded parkland with meadows and streams. Looks very pretty, in particular the fenced gardens with herbs, vegetables and country garden flowers. It has been beautifully landscaped and kept, so was lovely... More 

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Date of visit: 06/07/14 website: www.freilichtmuseum.com Great day out for all the family, or couples. Much to see in the park which is separated into several areas named after regions of Salzburg. Some of the farm houses are original 'inhabitants' and many have been 'saved' around the region, dismantled and re-built here. The whole place is set in a forest... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

On a very wet day we managed to spend 3 hours at this wonderful museum. As we had no car we took the postbus 180 out from the Mirabell Platz and in 30 minutes we were at Grossgmain. Although Scottish, we we were given pensioner's ticket price and set off to explore. The old chalets were fascinating and we looked... More 

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North Carolina
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

We only had a few hours but could easily have spent the entire day - the September 2013 Sunday we had there. It was a fluke for us, a last minute decision to extend our Austrian weekend by a few more hours. I could have stayed in this setting forever - beautiful buildings, fascinating crafts being created, good food, good... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

A really interesting and beautiful place, just half an hour's bus ride from the city. They have collected and reconstructed farmhouses and other agricultural and rural buildings from all over the region, and have furnished them appropriately. Really fascinating glimpse into the past. Good restaurant and when we got a bit foot-weary there was the little train to take us... More 

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Hampton, Minnesota
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Plan to do some hiking if you want to see all with outstanding Museum has to offer! The staff is exceptional, especially the gift shop owner! Bring a picnic lunch if you want, plenty of picnic tables to relax at (not to mention several clean and FREE restrooms!). There is a train that will drop you off at the different... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

I wasn't sure how this would be, but in fact the multitude of farmhouses and other buildings from the past four centuries was a fascinating look back at life before electricity. It's also a good place to take kids on a long hike.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

A serious walk and climb! They are building a trainrail, ready summer 2010, so one can halt at the different sections. One can follow the 'yellow brick road', or one can follow the 'erlebnispad' is a much longer trail, but woirth while! One ends up at the same spots, but walks the travellerpath, in that way one is able to... More 

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