Bell tower, Schaftalberg near Graz


Reconstructed: 1987 (original from the 19th century)

Bell towers were once common in many parts of Austria. The bell was rung to alert the local population to immanent dangers, such as oncoming storms or fire. This tower from Schaftalberg is an elegant structure, made of roughly hewn pine poles. It is 9 m high and thus significantly higher than the tower from Schallendorf which can be seen close to the entrance of the museum.



Austrian Open-Air Museum Stübing

8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
F +43-3124/53700-18


Opening Hours
03. November 2020 to 25. March 2021 closed.
26. March 2021 to 31. October 2021 Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 5pm

Admission until 4pm


For very urgent matters, we are available from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 9am on 0664/934-8509.