Raised as the son of a mountain farmer in humble circumstances, Peter Rosegger (1843–1918), born in Styria in Alpl bei Krieglach, developed into one of the most-read writers of his time. He created an extensive literary oeuvre and was nominated three times for the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 1911, 1913 and 1918.

Throughout his life he remained bound to his homeland, in particular promoting school education for peasant children; for this purpose he founded the ‘Waldschule’ (Forest School) in Alpl, which as a museum today preserves the memory of Peter Rosegger, as do those two places that recall the life of the meritorious Styrianquite literally from the cradle to the grave: the Rosegger-Geburtshaus Alpl and the Rosegger-Museum Krieglach.



Rosegger's Birthplace Alpl

Location: Rosegger's Birthplace Alpl
In his texts, the folk poet Peter Rosegger often took inspiration from childhood memories on the Alpl. His birthplace reminds us today of the simple lifestyle at that time.


Rosegger-Museum Krieglach,

Rosegger Museum Krieglach

In Peter Rosegger’s former country home in Krieglach, the Styrian poet’s life and creative periods are traced.
Special exhibitions in the "Studierhäusl" complement the range of exhibitions on site. 


Peter Rosegger Birthplace & Museum

Geburtshaus, Alpl 42, 8671 Alpl
& Museum, Roseggerstraße 44, 8670 Krieglach, Österreich
T +43-3855/2375


Opening Hours

April to October
Tue-Sun, public holidays 10 - 17 Uhr


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