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Waggerl Haus 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. Three years later, Waggerl retreated from teaching due to a chronic lung disease and took up writing.

Over seven 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..

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Opening Hours 

Waggerl Haus Museum & Stille Nacht Museum at the Pflegerschlössl

4th February – 21st April 2019: Tue, Thu & Sun 10 am - 5 pm

22. April 2019 – 29. May 2019 / closed

30th Mai (Christi Himmelfahrt) – 26th Oktober 2019: Tue, Thu & Fri 10 am - 5 pm

27th October 2019 – 29th November 2019 / closed

30th November 2019  – 10th April 2020 (Karfreitag): Di, Do & Fr von 10.00 bis 17.00 Uhr

Special opening hours:

  • Advent-Saturdays (30.11., 7.12., 14.12. & 21.12.2019): 10 am -  5 pm
  • Christmas eve 24.12.2019: 10 am - 2 pm
  • New Year 31.12.2019: 10 am - 2 pm
Two museums, one price

The entrance tickets are valid for 3 days and enable to enter both museums, the Silent Night Museum in the Pflegreschlössl as well as the Waggerl Haus Museum in Wagrain.

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 2,00 2,00
Students 3,00 3,00
 Free Audioguide for smartphones 

Discover the free audioguide(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)
Literary journey

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