The Maria Saal Open Air Museum in Carinthia, Austria, is a farmhouse museum. Farmhouses used in different parts of the Austrian state of Carinthia are on display. In this museum you can see the culture of life of those times and how people lived their lives.
In ethnography museums about rural life, we used to see items from the old life, clothes and clothes. But this is the first time we have come across such a museum or exhibition of rural life. After entering the museum, you can walk a maximum of 350 meters inside. There are about 15 houses inside. We entered only a few of these houses, and inside these houses there are daily items made of wood such as tables and chairs. Animated mannequins were also used to bring some rooms to life.
The wooden buildings make a crunching sound when you step on them because they are made entirely of wood. The lighting inside is as much as the light coming from the windows, nothing more. In some rooms, there are also professional tools such as carpenters and shoemakers. You can even see a wooden building with a mill. You can find information about the dates when the houses were built, where they came from and the plan of the rooms on the plaques in front of each house. The houses usually date back to the 17th century.
Entrance to the Maria Saal Open Air Museum costs 9€ for adults. The museum opens at 10:00 and stays open until 16:00 in May and June, and until 18:00 in July and August. The museum is located 13km to the north-east of Klagenfurt. You can reach the museum via Klagenfurter Schnellstrasse. To reach the museum by public transportation, you need to take the Klagenfurt West Bahnhof subway and get off at Maria Saal Bahnhof station. After getting off the subway, you have to walk for 25 minutes to reach the museum.
A little further down the road you enter the museum, you come across a historical armchair made of Roman tombstones, originally called Herzogstuhl in German. If you are interested in history, you can also see this chair where the dukes sat. We are talking about an armchair surrounded by wires. The place where the chair is is not a museum, it is placed like a sculpture in a park.