Salzburgerstraße 263, Großgmain, Austria
NileGuide Expert tip:
This is expanding all the time, so a return visit pays off.
Billed as Salzburg's largest museum, the Freilichtmuseum is an open-air display of life in historic Salzburg. Exhibits shed light on rural life and farming in the province of Salzburg from the 16th through 20th centuries. Covering 50 hectares, the museum recreates in vivid detail farming techniques, crafts arts and the home life of a hardy rural people, complete with insight of how they lived, celebrated, raised families, and played. Visitors examine tools and machinery to gain insight into the technologies that supported life on the land in bygone times. Farm buildings, houses and mills are recreated. In addition, chapels and country shrines give insight into the religious character of the people. The museum is located southwest of Salzburg city, in a vast park-like space that offers magnificent views of towering Untersberg as well as the lovely scenery of meadows, fields and ponds typical of the region. Take the Wals exit from the motorway or hourly bus service from Salzburg's main train station.