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“austria”(7 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Hasenweg 1, Grossgmain 5084, Austria
+43 662 850011
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 April 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...More

3  Thank c3pon
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We had a good experience in the open museum of the Netherlands, few years ago so we decided to try this one as well. It was a nice day and we walked between the houses of the various Salzburg regions, most of them brought as-is...More

1  Thank Alon B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was wonderful that buildings, furniture, machines etc. really were old and authentic, not wannabe old. Place is so huge that it would be good have a whole day for a stay. Little railway was symphatic and useful. For us the place was the most...More

Thank AnniKilpia
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We spend a whole day visiting this museum, our kids loved it here! There is lovely play-ground (with restaurant...)but favourite was off course the train! There is some much to see here, other positive points are that there are a lot of places where you...More

Thank Maurice v
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We went to the open air museum with kids ages 6,10 & 14. Hoping to enjoy seeing the way people used to live in Austria in the past. What we found were a lot of houses from all around Austria. Some of them were 500...More

Thank Amir Z
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This is a large outdoor museum, divided into sections each giving information about different regions in Austria. There is a train available inside to take you around. The kids enjoyed the train

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

A fascinating collection of old style houses, farm buildings. Unfortunately rain cut our visit short but we enjoyed the picturesque landscape and buildings. Easy to get to by public transport and included in Salzburg card.

Thank Jane R
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Easy to reach by bus 180 from main station. Beautiful setting, fascinating original farmhouses, even a petrol station, mini power station, train ride. Pity lack of English explanation on many aspects, but still a worthwhile tour. Would rank in top 5 in Salzburg.

1  Thank Robert & Barbar... H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a remarkably large and impressive museum featuring a series of old Bavarian buildings in a park-like setting, with a small train trundling between areas that represent different regions. You can also walk between them. I was particularly impressed with the craftsmanship of the...More

1  Thank hfulghum
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

So many interesting houses and mini exhibitions are integrated nicely into the idyllic landscape. They even have a train that leaves every 30 minutes. Lots of history is covered, from the hard live anno 1400-1800, to an electricity power station anno 1916.

Thank MrSobok
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Rural architecture, mostly farm buildings built between 1700 and 1900 have been moved here from their original locations throughout Salzburg, cared for and preserved here. You can enter many of the buildings, which include period home furnishings and farm equipment. Good explanations are in German...More

1  Thank ClioChicago_Illinois
Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was very surprised with this outdoor Museum. It shows you all the differant areas in the Salzburgerland and gives you a look into the farmers way of life around the mid 1800. The old railway train that runs through the middle of the area...More

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31 October 2015|
Response from ReluctantGeek | Reviewed this property |
This is a self-guided museum with very good English signage, so I think someone with weak or no German would be fine.