Stübing Open Air Museum (aka Österreichisches Freilichtmuseum)




Location: 15 km (10 mi) North of Graz   Map

Area: 66 ha

Tel (03124) 53700

Open: Apr- Oct: 9am- 5pm Tue- Sun (1 May- 15 Sep: daily)



Description of Stubing

Stubing is an Austrian open air ethnographic settlement designed and constructed under supervision of Professor Viktor Herbert Pottler. The Austrian Open- Air Museum in Stubing was started in 1962, although first plan to organize ethnographic museum was proposed as early as 1908 by Rudolf Meringer. Only the second half of the 20th century these projects were realized. Several local building, artifacts and other examples of Austrian rural life were brought in a signgle area in this artificial village. Today Stubing Open Air Museum covers a total area of 60 hectares. It includes numerous traditional Austrian buildings that characteristic of rural areas. Some of the building date back to the 17th century. You can 2- 3 hours exploring the museum. Additionally you can venture into hilly forests that surround Stubbing to get a true feeling of the rural life in Austria.