Local Museum Achental at the Sixenhof

The Local Museum Achental at the shores of Lake Achensee is located in a beautiful old farmhouse.

On the northern bank of Lake Achensee, in Achenkirch near the shipping pier “Scholastika”, a gorgeous Tyrolean farmhouse is situated. It dates back to the year 1361 AD and was rebuilt in 1810 after a fire. In 1984 the friends’ association “Achentaler Heimatmuseum” was founded and it restored the beautiful farmhouse which is in possession of the municipality of Achenkirch. In 1987 the Local Museum Achental (Heimatmuseum Achental) finally has been opened.

Inside the Sixenhof plenty of former way of life and world of work of Tyrolean farmers can be experienced. 21 rooms are dispersed on three floors ans show exhibits of the fields handicraft, hunting, fishing, firemanship, Lake Achensee shipping and timber industry. The two lower floors are dedicated to former rural life. Also a farriery, a cobbler’s shop and a weaving mill are shown. At Christmas time the Sixenhof houses one of the oldest cribs of the Achental valley with life-size figures and live animals in the stable.

The Sixenhof is also venue of popular events, like the traditional erecting of the maypole on May, 1st. And in autumn the “Nachterlebnis” (Night Experience) at Lake Achensee takes place. With one single ticket most of the attractions around the lake can be experienced, among them the Local Museum Achental. In October you can celebrate the Achental Fair and during the Advent period the Sixenhof offers an atmospheric ambience for the “Tyrolean Mountain Christmas”. A novelty which is offered since lately: getting married in the Sixenhof. Very romantic!

Where: at the upper end of Lake Achensee, in Achenkirch
Characteristics: local museum in a beautiful farmhouse
Further information: phone: +43 5246 6508, info@sixenhof.at

Summer opening hours: from May 1 to October 31, 2019
daily from 1 pm to 5 pm
guided tours for groups of at least 20 people at any time upon request

Oct 20, 2019: Achental Fair at the museum

Winter opening hours: from November 24 to December 27, 2019
“Tyrolean Mountain Christmas” at the weekend and on public holidays from 1 pm to 5 pm

Ticket (adults):
4.50 Euros

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