The Gerstlhaus Museum in Schenkenfelden, Upper Austria, shows an antiquarian store from the early 19th century including all typical requisites and sales items. The museum illustrates how modest needs once could be met by a single store providing food, household goods, tools and agricultural machines completed by an original post office dating back to the former Austrian-Hungarian empire as well as a tobacconist’s store from 1869.
The rural Biedermeier Room of the Gerstlhaus acts as an event location for concerts, exhibitions and readings. Here you can find our special treasure, a fortepiano created by Anton Walter, the famous piano maker, in 1814.
The Gerstlhaus is also part of the integration project “Lebenswelt Schenkenfelden”, where the convent hospital “Barmherzige Brüder” provides a workplace for deaf people and people with other disabilities.
The Gerstlhaus is therefore a unique combination of a protected workshop and a lively museum! All handworked goods can be acquired in the antiquarian store-museum.