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Folklore Museum, Salzburg

Folklore Museum - Salzburg, Austria
Folklore Museum
Museumsplatz 1, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
+43 662 6 2080 8500
Neighborhood: Nonntal
Overview

This museum, in the midst of Hellbrunner Schlosspark (Hellbrunn Castle Park), is notable not least for its romantic surroundings. Constructed in 1615 as a hunting lodge for Archbishop Markus Sittikus, it now hosts the Folklore Museum which is a part of Salzburg Museum. Exhibitions showcasing the history of popular customs, traditions and religious beliefs are the centerpiece, although the so-called Perchten (styled masks depicting Alpine demons) are arguably the most compelling. Masks such as these are often worn by those taking part in processions during the carnival period; they are traditionally meant to ward off the coming of winter.

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Folklore Museum General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
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