In the last post, I told about our visit to Admont and the amazing Admont Library. After spending half a day in Admont we continued to a night stay at Leoben. And next morning, we drove to Open Air Museum Stübing (official site).
Map of the area:
Austrian Open Air Museum Stübing
We parked at free parking outside, bought tickets at the entrance shop and continued into the park.
A short introduction to Open Air Museum Stübing (from the official site):
The Austrian Open-Air museum Stuebing near Graz is one of the 10 major and central open-air museums in Europe. As the largest and only national open-air museum in Austria, it displays the formative historical architectural styles of the various federal provinces. In a trip through time right across Austria, the 98 historical farm buildings tell the exciting stories of construction, living, working and celebrating – in short, the life of the farming population of days gone by.
The buildings are divided into groups and each group represents some geographical area/region and period. And you can see different construction techniques. For example, take a look at the roof of this barn that is made out of tree bark:
There are tree placeholders both at the top and the bottom of the logs.
After reaching the end, we returned back towards the center of the park. There is a restaurant there. And since we already spend about three hours in the museum, it was lunch time. I am usually skeptical about food at touristic spots, but the food there was quite good.
Overall, Open Air Museum Stübing is a nice place for a half/full day visit. Especially for people who love such attractions. The only downside of this open air museum compared to others is low activity. What do I mean by low activity? Here are several examples. In Norway, different craftsmen were working in dedicated buildings and created actual produce. And in Switzerland, there was a big middle ages market. In Stübing, there were no extras. Only the buildings. On the other hand, maybe we selected a bad day. Thus, if you have a flexible time schedule, check out the official site for festival/celebrations and visit accordingly.
That’s all for today and follow to see where we headed next.
Note: all posts from the trip to Austria can be found at 11 Days in Austria.