Waggerl House Museum with Waggerl's Garden  | © Armin-Walcher© Armin-Walcher
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Waggerl House Museum

at the Kirchboden in Wagrain

Karl Heinrich Waggerl is considered one of the most significant poets and writers of Austria. In his former place of activity, guests of today’s museum can embark on a literary journey to former times.

Follow the tracks of the great Salzburg poet and writer K. H. Waggerl on a guided culture walk or during a reading at his former place of activity.


The highly gifted writer was born in 1897 in Bad Gastein. After his return from war imprisonment in Italy in 1920, he accepted a teaching position in Wagrain. 3 years later, Waggerl retreated from teaching due to a chronic lung disease and took up writing.

Over 7 million copies of Waggerl’s books were sold and his work was translated into over a dozen languages. His most famous works are the novels “Brot” (“Bread”), “Schweres Blut” (“Heavy Blood”) and “Mütter” (“Mothers”). Today, in his former place of activity in Kirchboden in Wagrain, the Waggerl Haus Museum can be found..

Waggerl's bedroom is now part of the museum  | © Armin-Walcher © Armin-Walcher
Opening hours 2020/21
Waggerl Haus Museum & Silent Night Museum at the Pflegerschlössl
15.12.2020 - 02.04.2021 & 13.05. - 22.10.2021 Tue, Thu & Fri:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
03.04. - 12.05.2021 closed
For groups of 10 persons or more, also possible outside these times. (advance reservation required)

The ticket is valid for both museums and is valid for 3 days!

Waggerl Haus Museum & Pflegerschlössl with Wagrain-Kleinarl guest card Regular Price
Adults 6,00 8,00
Kids (6-15 years) 3,00 5,00
Family 13,00 17,00
School Classes (per person) 2,00 2,00
Students 3,00 3,00
 Free audio guide for smartphones 

Discover the free audio guide(German and English) for both museums and also for the cultural walk Wagrain.

  1. Just open the App-Store load "Hearonymus-App" for free
  2. Search keyword "Wagrain" and download the guide
  3. And your tour will be accompanied with interesting information




Special guided tours from 10 persons can be arranged at kulturverein@wagrain.salzburg.at


by Karl Heinrich Waggerl

  • Novels: Brot (1930), Schweres Blut (1931), Das Jahr des Herrn (1934), Mütter (1935)
  • Poetry: Heiteres Herbarium (1950)
  • Stories: Das Wiesenbuch (1934), Fröhliche Armut (1948), Und es begab sich… (1953)
  • Other: Wagrainer Tagebuch (1936), Alles Wahre ist einfach (1979)