Rosegger Museum in Krieglach

The country house was built according to Rosegger's own plans and ideas

The Styrian poet and journalist Peter Rosegger (1843–1918) had a country house built in 1877 in his home village of Krieglach, where he spent the summer months with his family. In June 1918, the Styrian poet (who was already highly esteemed during his lifetime) died in his house and found his final resting place in the Krieglach cemetery. Anna Rosegger lived in Krieglach until her death in 1932.

The exhibition 'Who owns the Großglockner? Rosegger at the intersection of nature conservation and progress' shows Peter Rosegger from a new perspective and invites you to get to know aspects of this writer, journalist, poet, forest farmer lad and tailor’s apprentice that have received less attention in the past. We are thus taking a long overdue step away from the cliché of the romantically transfigured forest farmer boy stomping through the deep snow in winter and towards a portrait of the critical and political Styrian who sometimes inserted himself into his own works. His widow Anna Rosegger lived in Krieglach until her death in 1932 and locked the doors to Rosegger’s stud, the room in which he died, to preserve it for posterity. The premises are therefore still preserved and can be visited in their impressive original condition.

The ‘Studierhäusl’: Special exhibition wald.heimat

Today Styria is the most wooded federal state of Austria, but it wasn’t always like that. During the lifetime of Peter Rosegger, the landscape of the Mürztal was completely different. The densely wooded slopes, which are often extended to the valley, were cut down because the hammer-mills needed the charcoal to run. Peter Rosegger created the term “Waldheimat” which is often used today, especially in the tourism marketing. The forest is the home of a lot of animals and plants. During Roseggers lifetime it was also a place of protection and a source of food, especially for the poor rural people. In this new special exhibition wald.heimat, which means forest.home, Peter Rosegger’s point of view on these people and the forest, as well as the current significance of the forest for us, is discussed.

Opening Hours:

27 March to 31 October 2020, Tuesday to Sunday as well as on holidays 10 AM–5 PM (last admissions at 4:30 PM).

Admission fees:

  • Adults EUR 9.00
  • Seniors, people with disabilities: EUR 4.50
  • School pupils, apprentices, university students under the age of 27, people doing compulsory military or community service: EUR 2.00
  • Children under the age of 6: free
  • Groups (minimum 12 people): EUR 4.50
  • Family ticket (2 adults and children under the age of 14): EUR 10.00
  • ‘Joanneum’ ticket: free admittance
  • Combi ticket: Valid for Rosegger Geburtshaus, Rosegger Museum Krieglach, Roseggerausstellung St. Kathrein am Hauenstein and Waldschule Alpl:
    • Adults EUR 9.00
    • Children (ages 6–15) EUR 5.00
    • Groups (minimum 7 people): EUR 8.00

Rosegger-Museum Krieglach
Roseggerstraße 44, 8670 Krieglach
Tel. +43 3855 2375


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Tourism Association
Wiener Straße 9, 8680 Mürzzuschlag
+43 3852 2556