Poacher Museum Molln - Jew's Harp Handicraft

Molln, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

We are the only museum in Austria to present the history of poaching from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by a presentation of the events of a regional tragedy, the Molln poaching drama.

We are the only museum in Austria to present the history of poaching from the Middle Ages to the present day, supplemented by a presentation of the events of a regional tragedy, the Mollner poaching drama. Numerous exhibits document the relationship between landlordship and subjects, the Lamberg dynasty, the peasants' liberation of 1848 as well as hunting and poaching - complemented by the extensive collection of Prof. Dr. Roland Girtler and the unique exhibits of the Walder family.

Founded as a craft museum with a focus on woodcraft and ironworking, the Wilderer Museum Molln offers not only a focus on poaching but also the unique tradition of jew's harp making in Molln as well as an extensive collection on the subject of woodworking in the old vaults of the economic wing of the former Forsthube Molln of the Steyr demesne - today's Wirt im Dorf inn.

Jew's Harp & Handicraft
There is evidence of jew's harp making in Molln since 1647 - this long tradition of making these forged instruments is unique in Austria. Various types, forms and areas of distribution of these musical instruments are on display, including graphic works on the subject of the Jew's harp from an art school in Yakutia (Siberia).

Rare wood crafts such as the shovel chopper, fork and rake maker, bowl maker and skirt maker as well as wainwright and turner are represented with a variety of devices. All of the craftsmen mentioned made use of the abundant raw material wood in the forests of Molln.

Famous personalities & Molln businesses
Two important poet personalities who have their roots in Molln are also represented in the museum: Marlen Haushofer (1920-1970) and Otto Jungmair (1889-1974). An exhibition area is dedicated to the entertainer Hans Joachim Kulenkampff, who is buried at the Frauenstein pilgrimage church cemetery. A completely different theme is devoted to the emergence of the sports shoe factory and brand "Dachstein", which was founded by the shoemaker Anton Lintner from Molln in 1925. The development of the Piesslinger company from a scythe factory to a specialist in the finishing of aluminium and powder coating is also shown.

1 May to 31 October 2024:
Sunday and public holidays from 2 pm to 5 pm

For groups of 5 people or more, daily from 9 am to 5 pm possible by prior arrangement by telephone!

  • Duration approx. 1 hour
  • Registration no later than the day before
  • max. 25 people per group

Closing day
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
Accessibility / arrival

by car:
A9 Linz - exit Klaus / P. - B138 direction Linz / Steyr, after 500m turn right - B140 direction Molln / Steyr

by public transport:
take the bus to Kirchdorf/Krems - to bus stop Steinwändt – change bus to Molln

  • Parking space: 20
  • Bus parking space: 1
Travelling by public transport
Route planner for independent travellers
Food and drink available

Host in the village, the museum is located in the premises!

Guided tour

Related Special tours give a deeper insight into each one exhibition area.

General price information
  • Adults: € 7.00
  • Children aged 6 and over: € 5.00
  • Guided tour: € 35.00
Payment methods
Other payment methods
Cash payment
Discounts (Memberships)
  • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
    Free entry as often as you like.
  • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
    Free entry as often as you like.
Other discounts

With the guest card "In Summe mehr" you receive a 20% discount on one admission | Steyr National Park Card 20% discount

  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Other special suitabilities

Seniors, Families

Please get in touch for more information.

other information
  • path width (min. 150 cm)
  • door width (min. 80 cm)
  • Toilet facility for disabled people
  • Outside area


Poacher Museum Molln - Jew's Harp Handicraft
Im Dorf 1
4591 Molln

Phone +43 660 20901948
mobile +43 699 19491219

Contact person
Mr Obmann Fritz Kammerhuber

We speak the following languages


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