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Stainz Museum of Hunting

For millenia, hunting has been an integral part of human life. The new museum of hunting at Stainz Castle showcases hunting culture in all its facets, not only presenting an extensive synopsis in terms of cultural history but also focusing on the interaction of man and nature.

In an innovative presentation unique in Austria, our visitors learn many interesting facts about this phenomenon that holds great fascination for mankind. The visitor is introduced to the secrets of hunting with magnificent exhibits from the collections and interactive installations, excursions into the history of civilisation, rounded off by historical weapons and technical equipment.

The museum of hunting at Stainz Castle sees hunting as a historical, sociological and philosophical-ethical phenomenon and appeals to a wide audience thanks to its interdisciplinary, cross-cultural approach. Our visitors encounter the "romantic hunter" and "wild rebel", but also historical weapons, Thomas Bernhard's "The Hunting Party" or wonder cures from folk medicine. On the second floor, finally, the tour continues as an exciting stalking exercise, where visitors can look out for animal tracks and listen to animal sounds. In addition, visitors also learn many interesting facts about current issues of wildlife ecology and the tasks of modern hunting.

The innovative presentation not only fits in consummately with the historical setting of Stainz Castle, it also spotlights the long-standing tradition of hunting in Styria, particularly the founder of the Joanneum Provincial Museum, Archduke John, who was known as a passionate hunter. 

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Stainz Museum of Hunting
Open all year Tue - Sun:
April to October 9am-5pm
November to March 9am-4pm
Location: Stainz Castle, 8510 Stainz


phone: +43 (0)3463/2772-34