Museums

Get close to Mozart; discover traditions and be “all ears”. This combination of Advent market, art and history only exists in St. Gilgen.


In fact, no less than three museums invite you in to marvel and discover.

The exhibition dedicated to Maria Anna Mozart (“Nannerl”) is housed in the one-time court building in St. Gilgen, constructed 1719-20.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother was born here on the 25th December 1720 and his sister, “Nannerl” lived here from 1784 to 1801 - i.e. in today’s Mozarthaus. Please book in advance to visit on +43 6227 20242 or by email: info@mozarthaus.info. (min. 15 Pax, € 4,00 p.p. plus € 30,- for the guide)


The local history museum in St. Gilgen, with its 11 rooms, is situated in a 300 year-old lace making building.  Apart from lacemaking, glass production, a collection of sacred artefacts and the display cabinet of the Nobel prize winner and biologist Karl von Frisch, the museum has a cosy room in which the visitor can stay a while and watch over the shoulder of lace makers and yarn-spinners.


Open Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 7pm. Entrance for adults, €4.00

In the Kulturhaus (arts centre), musical instruments belonging to different people groups will bring music to your ears! From an organ from Thailand to a royal rattle from the Cameroon - fascinating, powerful and bizarre. The manager, Askolt zur Eck, not only tells you about many of the instruments, but can play them too.


Open Monday to Friday from 9am to 11am and from 2pm to 5pm. Entrance for adults, € 4,00, children € 2,50.