Austrian Scythe Smithy Museum

Micheldorf in Oberösterreich, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The Upper Austrian. Scythe Smithy Museum in Micheldorf is located at the site of the former "Scythe Smithy at Gries" from the 16th century. Micheldorf, with its 15 scythe factories, was the starting point and center of the Austrian scythe industry for centuries. Here, long before the "Industrial Revolution", scythes were already being produced on an industrial scale and exported to the world by the millions. This special forging craft has been a UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Site since 2014.
In order to do justice to this unique heritage, the Scythe Smithy Museum is currently undergoing extensive renovation and redesign.
Due to the ongoing work, interested visitors are always offered exciting glimpses behind the scenes of a museum construction site.

The company reached its greatest prosperity under Caspar Zeitlinger
(1798-1866) - he rose to become one of the most important entrepreneurs in the country. The authentically preserved buildings and numerous original objects of the scythe smith museum make it possible to immerse oneself in this bygone era.
To this day, the entire region benefits from this rich history:
The foundation of numerous associations and social institutions can be traced back to initiatives of the scythe smithy. Above all, however, the emergence of the numerous metal- and plastic-processing companies would have been inconceivable without the well-trained skilled workers who can be traced back to the old small iron industries, especially the scythe industry.

May to October:
Guided tours for groups and individual visitors,
due to ongoing renovation work, only by appointment at or +43 (0) 699/171 69 200 (Martin Osen).

  • by arrangement
  • Registration required

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  • Toilet facility
  • Food and drink available
  • Guided tour
General price information

Adults: € 6,00
Children and pupils: € 3,00
Guided tour up to 10 persons: € 30,00 per group
Guided tour from 11 persons: € 3,00 per person

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Ticket Rates include Guided Tours
Seniors / Conscripts
Groups of 15+
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Family Ticket
Little Ones 6 under are free

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter

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  • ground level accessible


Austrian Scythe Smithy Museum
Gradenweg 9
4563 Micheldorf in Oberösterreich

mobile +43 699 17169200

Contact person
Mr DI Martin Osen


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