Poacher Museum Molln - Jew's Harp Handicraft

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

Historical craft traditions and the economic use of regional resources form the focus of the cultural-historical presentation in the Wilderermuseum Molln!

With the guest card "In Sum More" you receive a 20 % reduction on one entrance fee

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.

01 May - 31 October 2023:

  • Sundays and public holidays: 14.00 - 17.00 hrs.
  • For groups of 5 persons or more by prior arrangement daily from 09.00 - 18.00 (registration no later than the day before)
  • Max. 25 persons/group Guided tour duration approx. 1 hour

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
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    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: € 6,00
      • Groups € 5,00
      • Pupils / conscripts € 4,00
      • Family (max. 2 ERW.) € 12,00
      • Guided tour flat rate/group € 25.00
      • Season ticket adult € 17,00
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      Cash payment
      Discounts (Memberships)
      • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
        free entrance as often as you like
      • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
        free entrance as often as you like
      • All weather
      • Suitable for groups
      • Suitable for schools
      Other special suitabilities

      Seniors, Families

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      other information
      • path width (min. 150 cm)
      • door width (min. 80 cm)
      • Toilet facility for disabled people
      • Lounge and seminar rooms
      • 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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