© Foto: Oberösterreich Tourismus GmbH/Robert Maybach: Gesellige Runde am Wolfgangsee
Gruppe junger Menschen auf einem Steg am Wolfgangsee

St. Gilgen Heritage Museum

St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

The museum is located in a building dating from 1652. The collection of items is from St. Gilgen´s history, with the main focus on items from the bobbin-lace production (1600 - 1830) and glass manufacture (1701 - 1825), various items relating to the important Falkenstein pilgrim route, the insect collection of Nobel Prize-winner Karl von Frisch, and memorabilia of well-known people commemorating the value of St. Gilgen´s beneficial air, the "Sommerfrische".

Shortly after the Thirty Years War this house was erected because at that time the bobbin lace making developed to be an important cottage industry of St. Gilgen.
Of particular interest among the exhibition items ist the portrayal of the Salzburger bobbin lace.

This house, which displays a remarkable collection of sacred items, also served as home for close relatives of the well known and famous W. A. Mozart.

Exhibited are also original glassware pieces from the glassworks of St. Gilgen (1701 - 1820). The famous "Wolfgangiflaschln", waterflasks used from the pilgrims of Falkenstein (which used to be the fourth largest place of pilgrimage in the Christian world), were produced there. Reproductions of the original flasks may be purchased in the museum.

The animal collection of biologist and Nobelprize winner Karl von Frisch with its 4.700 objects mainly represent the insect world of our region.

In 1994 the Local History Museum won the Austrian Government award for museums and 2003 the got the austrian Museum-seal of quality.

June 1 to September 30 open from 10 a.m. to noon and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
closed on Monday

Closing day
  • Monday
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General price information

Adults € 4,00
Children € 2,50
Groups to 10 pers. € 3,00

Discounts (Age-related / Groups)
  • Children
    € 2,50
  • Groups
    € 3,00
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 3,00
    Children € 1,90
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Please get in touch for more information.


St. Gilgen Heritage Museum
J. Pichler Platz 6
5340 St. Gilgen

Phone +43 6227 2642
mobile +43 664 88614560
Fax machine +43 6227 27022

Contact person
Mr Augustin Kloiber

We speak the following languages


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