Rosegger`s Birthplace Alpl

Childhood home of a poet

Peter Rosegger was born in this simple mountain farmer’s house from the 18th century in 1843, the first of seven children. Cooking was done over the fireplace in the smoky kitchen, while the central room was used for eating and sleeping, as well as for working in.


The furnishings in Rosegger’s birthplace bear witness to the austere life of a farmer in the 19th century. Even today this place can only be reached on foot: a half-hour walk through the Alpl wooded landscape leads up to the collection of buildings made up of the house, stables, barn, field storage container and flax-drying hut.

Also visit the Rosegger Museum in Krieglach!

The permanent exhibition in the Rosegger Museum shows letters and documents as well as pictures and writings which show among other things that Rosegger was in close contact with numerous artists of his time. more...

Rosegger’s Birthplace, Alpl

Alpl 42
8671 Alpl, Österreich
T +43-3855/2375


Opening Hours
01. April to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 4pm
24. March 2018 to 31. October Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 4pm


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