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. In this period, after the performance you may enjoy mulled wine, a tea or coffee, and the Achentaler Zelten (a special fruit bread).

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Opening times

  • Tue 16 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 17 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 18 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 19 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 20 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 21 Jul 13:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 22 Jul 13:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (01/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • 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

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 13:00 - 17:00

Autumn closure 2024 (01/11/2024 - 29/11/2024)

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

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (16-18 years)
€ 7.00 with the guest card
€ 7.00 groups (20 and more persons)

free for children up to 15 years (if accompanied by adults)
free with the Achensee Erlebnis Card

More information

Guided tours for groups on request also outside the opening hours.

The museum stays open in summer and in winter (for the "Tyrolean Mountain Christmas"), summer season start 2024 on the 1st of May, winter season start 2024/25 on November 30.

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