Dollhouse Museum in Hintersee
The Dollhouse Museum in the Joseph Mohr House, a fascinating 'world in miniature' is located in idyllic Hintersee, one of the smallest municipalities in Austria.
The dreams of generations of children have been bought together here, close to Salzburg, to form an extensive collection. A world of its own composed of miniature shops, dollhouses, antique teddy bears and wonderful handmade dolls - many of which were crafted by artists.
The museum is not just about toys however, but much more a museum of the entire experience of childhood. Dollhouses have never been mere toys. In bourgeois society a dollhouse served as an important aid in the upbringing of generations of girls. Up to the 19th century dollhouses were often only for show, but afterwards began to be used in a playful way to teach girls how a middle class household should be run.
Dollhouses are often fantastic examples of craftsmanship - many dollhouses are not just toys, but actually 'work' as well. Often, one could actually cook with the miniature ovens using tiny cooking pots. Appropriate recipes can be found in special cookbooks. As playful as they may appear, many dollhouses are not simply works of fantasy, but true-to-detail copies of a real house. This is one of the most interesting things about the museum.
The museum has 40,000 individual exhibits in total. This splendid museum is based upon the collection of the Kunert family. The collection was opened to the public by the Ebner family from Gasthof Hintersee. The Joseph Mohr House, dating from the year 1748 is a fitting location for the dollhouse museum.
Joseph Mohr, writer of the text for 'Silent Night, Holy Night' lived and worked as chaplain in idyllic Hintersee for ten years from 1827-1837 and was heavily involved in the Joseph Mohr house. Nowadays diverse cultural, artistic and popular events regularly take place the function rooms.
The self-contained house is an ideal location for all types of productive seminars or private events. As well as in the three traditional seminar rooms, events can also be held amongst the exhibits in the museum, underneath the historic timber beams of the Joseph Mohr House.
Send us your no obligation enquiry right now and spend your holidays in the beautiful region of Salzburg.