Schloss Ritzen Museum

One of the four remaining palaces in Saalfelden is home to the

The Schloss Ritzen Museum in Saalfelden is one of the four remaining palaces in Saalfelden. Saalfelden is surrounded by a number of old noble residences, namely the palaces of Lichtenberg, Dorfheim, Farmach and Ritzen (which used to go by the name of “Grub”!). The Ramseider Turm tower and the moated palace at Rettenwörth have been lost to the ages. The earliest mention of “Grub” near Saalfelden dates back to the year 1339. In 1964, the complex was acquired by the municipality of Saalfelden and handed over to the museum association.
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Museumsplatz 1, 5760 Saalfelden
The museum opening times are as follows – January, February, May, October and December: Thursday to Sunday from 11:00–17:00. June, July, August and September: Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00–17:00. March, April and 1–25 November inclusive: closed.  From 24.12 - 06.01. daily opened. The cash desk closes at 16:00.

Run by the municipality of Saalfelden

Museumsplatz 1
5760 Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer
Crib collection

The Schloss Ritzen Museum in Saalfelden is home to one of the largest collections of cribs in Austria – and one of the most significant in terms of folklore. An instrumental figure in establishing and shaping the collection was the local crib builder Alexander “Xandi” Schläffer (Saalfelden, 1899–1984), whose reputation extended far beyond the borders of Austria. His efforts to build up the collection helped ensure that unique box cribs and decorations, some of which date back to the 18th century, were preserved. This uniquely rich and varied collection documents the crib traditions of this region through the centuries.

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