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Wood Museum St. Ruprecht

Since 1988, the Wood Museum has stood in the heart of the "world of wood" area of Murau in St. Ruprecht ob Murau. It's a remarkable place for learning all about this fascinating raw material, with facilities spanning over 10,000 m² both indoors and outdoors. Visitors to this authentic, interactive world of wooden adventure will soon discover that a museum need be anything but boring!

The "green gold" has been part of our lives since time immemorial. The Wood Museum demonstrates this in a series of traditional workshops (joiner, cartwright, cooper…), plus some unique exhibits such as a lumberjack cabin and age-old agricultural tools, or curiosities such as the "Brockenlotter". These permanent exhibition spaces are constantly being updated and varied. Every year, the Museum presents special new exhibitions on wood/forest themes, thus remaining fresh and interesting.


Open daily 1 April to 31 October!

April, May, October: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
June to September: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm


Admission prices:
Adults            € 10.00
Family ticket   € 28.00


Summer events 2020

  • Creative programme: From 6 July to 11 September, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12.00 pm to 5.00 pm, crafts, painting with and on wood for the whole family under expert guidance. Workpieces from € 7.00.
  • Guided walk in the Arboretum: From 6 July to 11 September every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12.00 noon; free with an admission ticket, otherwise € 3.00.
  • Flour mill St. Ruprecht ob Murau – live demonstration mill: On Thursday 9 and 23 July and 13 and 27 August at 2.00 pm; meeting point at the flour mill; parking at the Wood Museum; voluntary donations.

Interesting things in the area

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Tour, Hiking

Gstoder (2,140m)

A beautiful, family-friendly alpine walk on this magnificent panoramic mountain that starts in St. Ruprecht ob Murau. (Caution: toll road!)
Kreischberg Gondelbahn Sommerbetrieb | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg |
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Kreischberg gondola in summer

In summer, this mountain ‒ which has previously hosted world winter sports championships ‒ proves a beautiful hiking area for the whole family! Take the gondola lift from the valley up to an altitude of 1,800 m.
Getreidemühle St. Ruprecht | © Holzwelt Murau |
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Flour Mill St. Ruprecht

The flour mill is located in the immediate vicinity of the Wood Museum in St. Ruprecht.
Dampfbummelzug  Murtalbahn | © TVB Murau-Kreischberg |
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Murtalbahn Steam Train Experience

Snorting, steaming and hissing - a short, shrill whistle clears the air - and the steam train leaves Murau station taking its historical carriages with it. The tour takes you through the Upper Murtal, along the green waters of the River Mur, through ...

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