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

Enzenbach 32
8114 Stübing, Österreich
T +43-3124/53700
F +43-3124/53700-18


Opening Hours

31 March to 31 October Mon-Sun, public holidays 9am - 6pm
Admission until 5pm