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Scythe Museum Geyerhammer

Scharnstein, Oberösterreich , Österreich

The museum of scythes Geyerhammer is situated in an ancient scythe mill directly at the river Alm.

Visit this unique industrial monument, located in the very idyllic landscape along the Alm river!

A “Scythe Path” of ca. 2.4 km (1,5 miles) length takes you to the largest Scythe production manufacture of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire. Arranged like an Open Air Museum, you are confronted with production units, living quarters and industrialists’ mansions of the “Black Counts”.

As an additional highlight, you could take a walk to a Castle ruin in Scharnstein (ca. 1 hour’s walk).

In the Museum of Lumberjacks “Va uns dahoam” (From our Home) you can get a glimpse of former tools and techniques of the local lumberjacks of the Alm valley

Three heavy tilting hammers, driven by waterwheels, and the forges for heating the steel, together with a wealth of old tools let you visualize the heydays of the scythe production here in Scharnstein, which goes back four centuries.

Blacksmith’s performances will include the use of a pneumatic hammer and a waterwheel-driven tilting hammer, with which experienced blacksmiths can demonstrate various stages of the production of scythe blades.

The museum also includes an exhibition on the varied history of scythe making, especially in Scharnstein and the Alm valley, which has been tastefully integrated into the old hammer mill.

Additionally, all the production steps from blanks to the finished scythes, life in a forge workshop, and the social environment of the times, are illustrated in the exhibitions, as well as the development from manual to industrial production.

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History of Crime & Gendarmerie Museum:
May 01 to October 26: 09:00am to 5:00pm
May, June, September & October: Closed on Mondays
Museum of Contemporary History:
May to October: Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays 09:00am to 5:00pm
July & August: Open daily 09:00am to 5:00pm
Guided Tours for Groups can be arranged anytime - please call in advance


490 m

  • Parking space: 20
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  • Toilet facility
General price information

Single Ticket € 4,-- / Children € 2,50
Adults (group discount including guide) per person € 4.50
Adults (group discount including guide and guide Sensenweg) per person € 5,50
Schauschmieden flat rate per group € 25, -

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  • Student groups with school class
  • Seniors
  • Families
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  • Salzkammergut Sommer-Card
    Adults € 3,00
    Children over 6 years € 2,00
  • All weather
  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for schools
  • Summer
  • Autumn

Somewhat suitable for wheelchairs: Assistance is sometimes necessary. The measurements do not (fully) conform to the legally stipulated ÖNORM.

  • ground level accessible
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  • Escort required
  • Toilet facility for disabled people


Scythe Museum Geyerhammer
Hochbuchegg 2
Obfrau Mag. Ilse Schachinger
4644 Scharnstein

+43 650 3912720

Contact person
Ilse Schachinger
Sensenmuseum Geyerhammer
Hochbuchegg 2
4644 Scharnstein

+43 650 3912720

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