The collection of the open air museum includes 100 historical farm buildings from all over Austria and South Tyrol (original historical buildings, replicas, reconstructions) from 6 centuries, trying to convey the most complete and authentic picture of the buildings to the visitor.

The collection also includes 130,000 farm work and everyday items, both purchased and donated to the museum as a donation by private individuals or institutions.


The focus is on the maintenance of the buildings, in which the buildings, but also their inventory etc., have to be renewed again and again. As a center of excellence for traditional crafts, it is an important task of the museum to master, document and pass on the old handicraft techniques such as straw or shingled roof coverings as well as water wheel building, etc. Another important area is the monitoring and monitoring of the current state, ie the status quo, of the buildings with regard to vermin, sponges and mold. On the basis of the results of the monitoring measures are put to the fight.


The collection focus corresponds to the time of the houses until the 1950s. They are scientifically inventoried, documented and stored in the inventory warehouse (for vehicles, tools, rural household items), textile, furniture or paper storage.


The farm work and everyday objects are cleaned after the arrival in the museum and treated against vermin (eg by heat treatment). Afterwards, they are restored and / or supplemented, if necessary, and, according to the exact scientific inventory (photo, description, attribution), are allocated to the corresponding depots in accordance with the museum and the subject.


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