Sixenhof Heimatmuseum Achental
Sixenhof Heimatmuseum Achental

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 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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Opening times

  • Sun 29 Jan closed
  • Mon 30 Jan closed
  • Tue 31 Jan closed
  • Wed 01 Feb closed
  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb closed
  • Sat 04 Feb closed

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Tyrolean Mountain Christmas 2022 (12/13/2022 - 12/27/2022)

  • Mon 13:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 13:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 13:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 13:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 13:00 - 17:00

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) 13:00 - 17:00

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) 13:00 - 17:00

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) 13:00 - 17:00

Winter closure 2023 (12/28/2022 - 04/30/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

Tyrolean Mountain Christmas:
€ 7.50 adults
€ 7.50 young people (15-18 years)
€ 3.00 children (6-14 years)
€ 7.00 groups of more than 20 persons (without Tyrolean Christmas snack)
€ 10.00 groups of more than 20 persons (with coffee, tea or mulled wine, traditional fruit bread)

free for children up to 6 years

More information

The Local Museum Achental at the Sixenhof stays open also during the Advent period for the Tyrolean Mountain Christmas (Dec 13 to 27, 2022).

Winter closure from the end of December to the end of April, the summer season 2023 will start in early May.

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