Mining and local history museum - Knappenhaus Unterlaussa

Unterlaussa, Oberösterreich, Österreich
  • pets allowed
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups

In the faithfully reconstructed "Knappenhaus vom Blahberg" in the Reichraminger Hintergebirge, you will experience a journey through time through the mining history of the region in the middle of the village of Unterlaussa. Iron, coal, gagat and bauxite were the raw materials that were mined in the region.

With the guest card "In total more" you get a 20% discount on one entry and with the Pyhrn-Priel Card free entry.

On the occasion of the Upper Austrian provincial exhibition "Land der Hämmer - Heimat Eisenwurzen" in 1998, a faithful replica of the "Blahberg Knappenhaus" was built in the village of Unterlaussa and made accessible to the public as a museum. For more than 20 years, this museum has been showing people about mining in the Eisenwurzen region. But you will also find objects from mining areas in Europe up to 4000 years old.

The mining of the raw materials occurring in the Eisenwurzen, such as Gagat (this is a type of coal that was used to produce jewelry in the Stone Age), hard coal, iron stone and bauxite (the only mining area in Austria) which is used as a raw material for aluminum production, forms of course the main theme of the exhibition. Experience authentic stories from former miners and residents of the Weißwasser mining settlement in a video and see original tools, the so-called tough, of the miners.

Through a replica of a section of the mine tunnel, the path leads back "into the open", where you can find out information about the longest material cable car in Central Europe at the time. In addition, the topic of aluminum, from production to the end product, is dealt with here.

Part of the collection of the closed "Ennsmuseum Kastenreith" is located on the upper floor of the one-story building. Here the visitor is taken back in time in the Eisenwurzen region. Objects from the Stone Age to the present await those interested and you can get information about agriculture, forestry, charcoal burning, rafting, the iron industry, trade and handicrafts from earlier times.

May 2 to October 3, 2022: Sunday and public holidays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
and by appointment by telephone

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

Public transport:
The Ennstalbahn runs between Linz and Weißenbach-St. Gallen. Details at
Stations are located in Ternberg, Trattenbach, Losenstein, Reichraming, Großraming, 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 valley

Windischgarsten - Hengstpaß - Unterlaussa

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    General price information

    Adults € 5,00
    Reduced € 4,00
    Children € 3,00
    Guided tour € 6,00

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    Discounts (Memberships)
    • Pyhrn-Priel-Card
      Free entry as often as you want.
    • Phyrn-Priel seasonal pass
      Free entry as often as you want.
    Other discounts

    With the guest card "In total more" you receive a 20% discount on one entry.

    • All weather
    • Suitable for groups
    • Suitable for schools
    • Pets allowed
    • Suitable for teenagers
    • Suitable for seniors
    • Suitable for friends
    • Suitable for couples
    • Suitable for children
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn

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    Mining and local history museum - Knappenhaus Unterlaussa
    Unterlaussa/Hengstpass 13
    8934 Unterlaussa

    Phone +43 660 7622286
    mobile +43 664 4811637…

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    Contact person
    Mr Knappenhaus Unterlaussa Markus Berger
    Unterlaussa/Hengstpass 13
    8934 Unterlaussa

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    Bergbau und Heimatmuseum-Knappenhaus Unterlaussa
    Markus Berger
    Unterlaussa/Hengstpass 13
    AT-8934 Unterlaussa

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