Museum of Local History Gosau

Gosau, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)

Welcome to the Outdoor Museum Schmiedbauern!

Discoveries along the way

The open-air museum Schmiedbauer in Gosau was dismantled in 1995 and rebuilt in the Hintertal near the reservoir. Thanks to the great support of the federal government, the province of Upper Austria, many experts and numerous friends, the valuable cultural heritage from Gosau has been preserved for posterity.

The museum was opened in 2002 and has since been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut".

The cellar rooms of the open-air museum offer space for approx. 50 people and the "Stadl" for approx. 150. These rooms can be rented for special events.

For further information, please contact Gernot Spielbüchler.

Experience a 360° panorama tour through Gosau valley…

Only with advance reservation
Please phone Gernot Spielbüchler under +43 (0) 664 244 19 37

  • by arrangement
  • Registration required


850 m

Accessibility / arrival

by car
from Salzburg:
Motorway exit Golling via B162 Abtenau and B166 to Gosau

from Linz:
Motorway exit Regau on Salzkammergut street B145 towards Gmunden and Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern, in Bad Goisern turn right onto B166, at the Gosaumühle junction turn right towards Gosau

from Vienna/Graz:
Motorway exit Liezen on the B320, in Trautenfels turn on Salzkammergut street B145 to Bad Aussee, turn on Koppen street through Obertraun and Hallstatt, at the Gosaumühle junction turn left towards Gosau

from Villach:
Tauern motorway to exit “Eben im Pongau”, via the B166 Pass Gschütt federal road to Gosau

by train
Attnang-Puchheim - Steinach-Irdning lines
Arrival by train in "Steeg / Gosau" then continue with bus 542 in the direction Gosausee
By bus
Bus 470 (Abtenau - Gosau) direction Gosau, stop Gosau Abzw. Pass Gschütt
Bus 542 (Bad Ischl - Gosausee) direction Gosausee, stops Haltestelle: Gosau Klaushof, Gosau Bärnausiedlung, Gosau  Ressenbachweg, Gosau Vordertal B166, Gosau Ramsau B166, Gosau, Gemeindeamt, Abzw. Pass Gschütt, Hauptstraße, Gosau Wirtsweg, Gosau Leitenweg, Gosau Schüttmannweg, Mittertal b. Gosau Ort, Mittertal, Hornspitzlift, Hintertal b. Gosau Falmbach, Hintertal b. Gosau Mühlradl, Hintertal b. Gosau Ort, Hintertal b. Gosau Madlgasse, Hintertal b. Gosau Schmiedweg, Hintertal b. Gosau Freilichtmuseum,
Detailed information on the respective train and bus times can be found at (train) and

  • Parking space: 50
  • Bus parking space: 1
Parking fees

no parking fees

Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
  • Toilet facility
  • Playground (outdoors)
  • Food and drink available
  • Guided tour
General price information

You can find prices on our website 

Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for kids (all ages)
  • Suitable for pushchairs
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Summer

Please get in touch for more information.

other information
  • Outside area


Museum of Local History Gosau
Gosauseestraße 136
4825 Gosau

mobile +43 664 2441937

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Contact person
Mr Gernot Spielbüchler
4824 Gosau

Phone +43 664 2441937

Legal contact information

Heimatmuseum Gosau
Gernot Spielbüchler
Gosauseestraße 136
AT-4825 Gosau

Obmann Dr. Klaus Kritzinger

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