HAND.WERK.HAUS (exhibition of local handicrafts)

Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Since 1 December 2016  the international UNESCO list for "good practice examples for the preservation of intangible cultural heritage"

Old walls in combination with modern architecture | Much craft and culture under one roof | Exhibition in two upper floors and "the shop in hand.Werk.Haus" on the ground floor.


The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located in a historic building in the centre of Bad Goisern. It accommodates a two-storey exhibition, a “handcrafted” shop and the workshop of  a glasses maker.
Members of the HAND.WERK.HAUS association have made it their task to preserve the traditional high-quality working crafts of the Salzkammergut, to make them “visible” and tangible, to renew them, and to pass them on.
The permanent exhibition, situated on the attractively designed upper floors of the building, is a journey through the traditional world of crafts, present and future. It introduces you to individual Salzkammergut businesses, detailing their history products and features within Salzkammergut context.

The traditional crafts are more than a hobby, they are professions based on time served learning. In this world of changing values and mass uniformity, the role of these traditional crafts has grown to encompass stylistic and cultural issues.

Our cultural identity is tied to our memory. If our memory fades, so does our identity.

Our homes, our clothes, and ultimately the everyday objects we use, are all part of our identity. As such they are a "testimony of the cultural development of man".

The HAND.WERK.HAUS has a purpose. It represents a group of craftspeople from throughout the Salzkammergut who are demonstrating how important it is to understand cultural heritage as a part of the present and the future. Rather than relying on a romanticised, backward-looking view, they are deliberately employing traditional creative skills to enrich the local domestic economy and develop a future for the traditional crafts.

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt…

Monday to Friday
09.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
02.00 p.m. to 06.00 p.m.
09.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.
as well as to the events

Guided tours for groups at any time by appointment, registration with Barbara Kern: Tel. +43 699 13336733 or kommunikation@handwerkhaus.at

Closing day
  • Sunday
  • holiday

504 m

Accessibility / arrival

The HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut is located directly in the centre of Bad Goisern near the market square.

by car

from Salzburg:
Exit Thalgau via federal road B158 towards Bad Ischl, in Bad Ischl drive onto Salzkammergut Street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Linz:
Exit Regau via federal road Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern
from Vienna/Graz:
Exit Liezen via federal road B320, in Trautenfels drive onto Salzkammergut street B145 towards Bad Goisern
from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit "Eben im Pongau", via B166 Pass Gschütt federal road through Gosau, at the Gosaumühle junction turn towards Bad Goisern

by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Stainach-Irdning lines
stop train station Bad Goisern, from there about 300 m away
by bus
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee)
stop Bad Goisern Mitte/B145, from there about 5 minutes to walk
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at https://www.oebb.at/en/ (train) and https://www.postbus.at/en (bus).

  • Parking space: 6
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
Food and drink available

Werkstatt Beisl

  • Shop
Guided tour

For groups tours are possible on request

General price information

The permanent exhibition in the Hand.Werk.Haus on the 1st floor can be visited all year round. Admission is € 5.00 per person

Children and youths up to 18 years of age are free of charge!

Group tours are possible by arrangement with Barbara Kern.
Total duration of the tour approx. 1.5 hours

Guided tour price for groups up to a maximum of 9 persons - € 105.00
each additional person € 10.00
Group maximum 50 persons.

Payment methods
Debit and credit cards
ATM card
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 3.50
    Children (to age 18) free
  • Salzkammergut Winter-Card
    Exhibition adults € 3,50
    Exhibition adults from 01.01. €4,50
    Children and teenagers (up to 18 years) free
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • 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

Completely suitable for wheelchairs. The object complies with the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
other information
  • handicapped accessible lift
  • Entrance to the building
  • Toilet facility for disabled people


HAND.WERK.HAUS (exhibition of local handicrafts)
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 6135 50800
E-Mail office@handwerkhaus.at
Web www.handwerkhaus.at

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Contact person
Mrs Frau Barbara Kern
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
4822 Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Phone +43 6135 50800
mobile +43 699 13336733
E-Mail kommunikation@handwerkhaus.at
Web www.handwerkhaus.at

Legal contact information

Georg Hrovat
Rudolf-von-Alt-Weg 6
AT-4822 Bad Goisern
UID: ATU63258405


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