Karl Heinrich Waggerl Haus at the church in Wagrain

Where author Karl Heinrich Waggerl was active

Karl Heinrich Waggerl is one of the most important Austrian poets and writers. It was in Wagrain that Waggerl wrote his literary works, his former home now the site of the Waggerl Museum.

Karl Heinrich Waggerl Haus in Wagrain

In 1920, he accepted a teaching position in Wagrain. A chronic lung complaint ended this activity, however, after which Waggerl dedicated himself to writing. In the beginning he wrote novels, and then later turned to shorter prose forms. Until his death in 1973, K. H. Waggerl lived in Wagrain, SalzburgerLand. The house where he once lived and worked is now home to the Waggerl Museum.

Offers for tour groups at the Waggerl Museum
  • Guided Culture Walk
  • Waggerl readings
  • Family folk music performed to accompany readings (in winter only)
Writing room of Carl Heinrich Waggerl in Waggerlhouse

The "Blaues Fenster" cultural society, in cooperation with the village of Wagrain, introduces you to the life and works of author Karl Heinrich Waggerl by means of audio stations and a video film. At the Waggerl Museum, you can also tour exhibition rooms that have been preserved in their original condition.

Bedroom of Karl-Heinrich Waggerl

Karl Heinrich Waggerl’s works captivate with their simplicity of narrative style, a profound sense of humor and kind-hearted thoughtfulness. His personal experiences in the Wagrain-Kleinarl region are clearly evident in his novels and stories. The extent to which Waggerl’s stories were also socio-politically important, is something you can judge for yourself as you roam through the Waggerl Museum.

K. H. Waggerl – famous novels, stories and tales
  • Novels: Brot (1930), Schweres Blut (1931), Das Jahr des Herrn (1934), Mütter (1935)
  • Lyricism: Heiteres Herbarium (1950)
  • Stories: Das Wiesenbuch (1934), Fröhliche Armut (1948), Und es begab sich... (1953) (including legendary Christmas tales "Worüber das Christkind lächeln musste" and "Warum der schwarze König Melchior so froh wurde")
  • Miscellaneous: Wagrainer Tagebuch (1936), Alles Wahre ist einfach (1979), Frauenmantel (photographs, 1993)
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