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Museums

Medals in the Carnival and Customes Museum
Medals in the Carnival and Customes Museum

The first Carnival, Traditions/Customs and Railway museums in Austria are located in Knittelfeld. Although the model railway exhibit doesn't count as a museum, it is worth seeing.

Railway museum

Caps in the railway museum
Caps in the railway museum

The Museum tells the history of the railway and the social lives of workers on the railroad. A functioning signal box will set a train route and will then be driven on a simulator. There are pocketwatches and railway ball donations on display as well as a collection of railroad hats, which made it into the Guinness Book of World Records.  With over 1000 m² of exhibition space there is something interesting for everyone. An absolute highlight is the possibility to ride on a garden train which is powered by either steam or diesel locomotives.

Contact
Ainbachallee 14a, 8720 Knittelfeld
Tel.: +43 (0) 676 5440795
E-Mail:
office@eisenbahnmuseum-knittelfeld.at

Museum hours of
operation: 1st of  April – 31st of October
Tuesday to Sunday 9:00 – 17:00
Garden train hours of operation: Saturday/Sunday 10:00 – 17:00

Railway Museum homepage: www.eisenbahnmuseum-knittelfeld.at

Carnival- and Customs Museum

Carnival- and Customs Museum
Carnival- and Customs Museum

The first Carnival and Customs museum in Austria, The Alois, Penz Musuem, presents around 5,000 exhibits and 2,000 international and Austrian Carnival parade medals on 400 m² of space. Carnival uniforms, dance costumes, carved masks, witch costumes, medals, caps and much more are a part of the exhibits. In addition to being able to buy Carnival decorations, children can also play dress up and get their faces painted. The museum is open on Tuesdays and Wednedays, as well as by appointment.

Contact
Hauptplatz 12, 8720 Knittelfeld
Tel.: +43 (0) 3512 86464
 or for appointments  +43 (0) 664 1417865
E-Mail:
birgit_horvath@gmx.at

Hours of operation:
Tuesday and Wednesday 9:00 to 11:00 and by appointment
Entrance: Adults €3.00
Children and students: €1.00

Carnival Museum homepage: www.faschingsmuseum.at

Model railroad

Model railroad
Model railroad

Covering an area of 160 m² with 700m long tracks are around 500 computer controlled locomotives and 2,000 wagons in operation. 190 switches, 5 train stations and 280 signals complete the artwork of this authentic railroad. The spectrum ranges from simple railway stations, a rail yard with a functional hump yard to a central station with a functioning train wagon wash. A narrow gauge railroad also blends beautifully into the landscape depicted. Not only are trains making their way along the model railway, but cars also make their rounds. There is even a staged fire brigade. To round out the work of art, day, night and twilight operatioins are all demonstrated.

Contact
Bahnhofplatz 8, 8720 Knittelfeld
Tel.: +43 (0) 3512 75168
E-Mail:
esv@modelleisenbahn-knittelfeld.at

Hours of operation 2013
In February, July and August every Friday from 17:00 – 19:00
to  Ascension day from the 9th to the 12th of May from 10:00 – 17:00
30th of November and the 1st, 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, as well as the 24th till the 26th of December from 10:00 – 17:00

For more visiting
opportunities please visit the homepage:
www.modelleisenbahn-knittelfeld.at