Craftsmanship of the Salzkammergut region Additional Building Block: HAND.WERK.HAUS Salzkammergut

Old walls in combination with modern architecture | an array of craftsmanship and culture under one roof | handcraft exhibition | workshop & sale of Goisern-made spectacles as well as a selection of handcrafted products from the “Hand.Werk.Haus” association

Today, the Salzkammergut is very much a bastion of traditional craftsmanship. This was not always the case, however. In the “Kammergut” (between Ebensee and the Dachstein), the economy had long revolved around salt and timber production, especially during the Middle Ages. The people who lived there were primarily miners, woodcutters or involved in the shipping industry.

However, new trends in the early 19th century took things in a different direction, one which embraced artisanal craftsmanship: the discovery of nature, as well as the brand-new concept of summer getaways and “taking the cure”, brought the wealthy upper classes to the Salzkammergut, a region which had previously been isolated from the outside world, creating new sources of income for the locals in the form of “tourism” and crafts.

Guided Tours:

  • Standard tour: introduction to the various crafts (lederhosen manufacturer, coffee roaster, hat maker, home cabinetmaking, ...),
    along with related stories and anecdotes.

  • Did you know that… Spanish fashions were actually the inspiration for our iconic Dirndl dresses? Special tour focused on folk fashions

Prices & Group Tours:

Group Package (guided tour at the HAND.WERK.HAUS incl. admission):                                                                                                                  

  • up to 25 people: €   98,-
  • up to 50 people: € 165,-

Total Duration: ca. 90 minutes
Group Tours:
Mon – Sat 9 AM & 10:30 AM; Mon-Fri 2 PM & 3:30 PM

Important information

Would you like to go ahead and book this additional building block for your group? Feel free! Simply contact our Salt Mine Team. You can make your reservations either by email to or phone us at +43 6132 200 2400.