- The Whole Year Round
Hiking from one knife producing workshop to the other provides a fascinating look back into the local history of the area´s once thriving cutlery industry.
A 1.5 km Theme Trail meanders along Trattenbach Brook and links the knife producing workshops, explaining the natural and cultural history of the area.
Penknifes were used for carving hearts into trees, cutting food and string, and were a popular gift for a young boy - In days gone by, penknifes were the indispensable tool of "ordinary people". The production of knifes is deeply rooted in tradition in Trattenbach near Ternberg. The process of tempering steel with 16 hammers to the perfect heat that gave a variety of 45 blades optimum strength and grinding a breathtakingly sharp edge were carried out here with great skill and expertise. This once thriving trade has left its mark for visitors to explore and enjoy: Feel the power of fire, water, wood and steel. Gather strength with hearty culinary specialties and roam about the water play land with your little ones.
A 1.5 km Theme Trail meanders along Trattenbach Brook and links the knife producing workshops, explaining the natural and cultural history of the area. At these workshops, visitors can watch the production of a knife, including the tempering of steel and grinding edges, from a close distance. At the wood turning workshop you´ll see how the handles are made and are invited to make your own knife.
May - October
Tue: 9 am - 1 pm
Wed, Thu, Sat: 9 am - 4 pm
Fri: 9 am - 1 pm
and by appointment
The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen. Details at www.ooevv.at
Stations and railway stations are located in Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, Gaflenz, Weyer, Küpfern, Kastenreith, Kleinreifling and Weißenbach-St. Gallen.
Arrival by car:
From Salzburg/Linz: A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley.
From Vienna: A1 motorway exit Haag > B42 > B122 > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Passau: A8 Passau > Wels > A1 motorway exit Enns-Steyr > B115 into the Enns Valley
From Graz: A9 Pyhrnautobahn > motorway exit Klaus > Grünburg > into the Ennstal valle
Registration is required for groups
adults incl. guided tour € 10.-
students incl. guided tour € 6.-
making of pocket knife € 4.-
guided tours upon request
Please get in touch for more information.
Stadtplatz 27, 4400 Steyr