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 Scholastika shipping pier, a gorgeous Tyrolean farmhouse is situated: Its living quarters and working area are built, the roof is made of wood. This beautiful Sixenhof dates back to the year 1361 AD and was rebuilt in its present form in 1810 after a fire. After the restoration of the farmhouse, in 1987 the Local Museum Achental (Heimatmuseum Achental) 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.
The Sixenhof is also venue of popular events, like the traditional erecting of the maypole on May 1 and the Achental Fair in October. At Christmas time, however, the farm houses one of the oldest cribs of the valley with life-size figures and live animals. Also interesting: getting married here!
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admission in summer:
€ 6.00 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 5.00 adults, young people (with guestcard)
€ 5.00 groups (min. 20 persons)
free for children up to 14 years
Tyrolean Mountain Christmas:
€ 7.50 adults, young people (15-18 years)
€ 3.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 7.00 groups of min. 20 persons (without Christmas snack)
€ 10.00 groups of min. 20 persons (with coffee, tea or mulled wine, and "Achentaler Zelten")
free for children under 6 years