Local history & Ski Museum Saalbach

Heimathaus (local history museum) & ski museum in Saalbach

A must-visit, and not just in bad weather

The long and illustrious history of Saalbach Hinterglemm is often forgotten when looking at today’s idyllic, yet extensively developed tourist-friendly resort with its huge ski area, with lovely hiking and biking offers. In fact, this region’s exciting past can be felt in every corner, and the Heimathaus with the Saalbach Ski Museum show this and also the very interesting development of the ski sport in the region.         

Saalbach’s ski history at a glance

In 1994, the municipality bought the so-called Steinachhäusl, the former outbuilding of an old farmhouse dating back to 1698, dismantled it, and rebuilt it true to the original next to the Heimathaus. Since then, it has been home to Saalbach’s skiing history. More than 200 exhibits are dedicated to the alpine history, which began in this once forgotten side-valley as early as 1898. Early skis and ski-models, the development of the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, and state-of-the-art equipment are shown here. There is also a look back at the Alpine World Ski Championships which were held in Saalbach Hinterglemm in 1991, and which will return to the Home of Lässig in 2025.            

Through the centuries in the Heimathaus Saalbach 

The first mountain farmers settled here in as early as 1222, the church was built in 1410 and the first market was held in 1489. The region has grown steadily ever since, and this museum in Saalbach is dedicated to its illustrious history. An old farmhouse dating back to 1350, which was also rebuilt on this site and opened as the “Österreicherhaus” (“Austrian House”) during the 1991 Alpine World Ski Championships, is now dedicated to Saalbach’s development. The permanent exhibition on the top-floor is dedicated to old religious and agricultural artefacts, antique craft utensils and early views of the area. Furthermore, the development of the tourist region can also be wonderfully traced here. The first floor is home to seasonally-changing exhibitions by regional artists.

The Heimathaus & Skimuseum (local history and ski museum) in Saalbach Hinterglemm are really worth a visit, and not just when it is raining. The Thurnerhof Team has lots more tips to help ensure you have a brilliant holiday!

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