- The Whole Year Round
Here visitors get insights into the life and traditions of the rich blacksmith dynasties on the Iron Road.
Crab and Lily, Post Horn and Cross - these handicraft marks on the renown ,Blue Scythes´ made in Austria were proof of highly skilled manual work.
The high-quality scythes were much in demand in foreign countries and brought prosperity to the scythe manufacturers, who were dubbed "Black Earls".
The proprietors of Schmiedleithen Blacksmith, the Zeitlinger Siblings, lived in sumptuous Mansions.
However, their wealth waned with the mechanization of agriculture.
This was the end to the scythe blacksmith industry in Eisenwurzen Area and to the reign of the Black Earls.
Theme Trail: Open Year-Round
May to October by appointment
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