Haus Der Natur

Currently Closed
  • Address: Museumsplatz 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +43-6628426530
  • Ticket Price: 8 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids, Exhibition , Natural History Museum

Haus Der Natur - Review

Take your kids to the Haus der Natur, filled with reptiles, fish and other great attractions. Founded in 1924, it is a museum of local natural history and is home to a large variety of exhibitions about different aspects of the nature in Salzburg. An aquarium, a reptile zoo and a Science Center are included. Their objective is to inspire visitors, to stimulate interest in the environment and enhance understanding about the different processes in nature. It plays a key role in documenting all that is natural in the city. There are numerous exhibits, with a few of them being very famous all across the country.

The museum is divided into numerous exhibits, the most popular being for prehistoric times and dinosaurs. Dinosaurs and other animals of that age are on display, as precious fossils, plaster copies of high quality or life sized, animatronic replicas. They are set against a background of large mural paintings and diagrams. The Geology and Ice Age department displays fossils, particularly from Salzburg. There’s a time wheel which illustrates the development of the different continents of the world, along with animated models of volcanoes and earthquakes! Their collection of animal exhibits documents animals around the world, as well as focuses on Europe. They focus on peculiar animals such as the platypus and their ethnological collection shows the lives of native people from across the world, from South America to the dying out Bush man people.

There are impressive dioramas in the museum, created by the pioneer of diorama construction himself Wolfgang Grassberger. Using the help of mirrors, these exhibits create an optical illusion of wide open spaces.  There is also an exhibit dedicated to the local water bodies and another one that showcases crystals found across Salzburg such as salt, gold, arsenic and tungsten. The main attraction is a collection of giant rock crystals along with a treasure chamber of a gemstones and gold.

The most popular exhibits amongst children are the reptiles and fish aquariums. The aquarium houses sea horses, trouts and loads more. There’s a huge tank right at the center, with a mysterious paper thin, fish gliding through the water.

Haus Der Natur Information

  • It’s not that much fun for just adults, more of a family oriented visitor’s spot.
  • Recommendations: Try to catch the animal feeding hours.
  • The aquarium and reptile exhibit.
  • There’s a movie for kids.
  • Interactive science is a great display.
  • The Doppler exhibit will be interesting to adults as well.

Haus Der Natur Ticket Prices

  • Adults- Euros 8.00, Children (4 years and over)- Euros 5.50
  • Seniors (60+): 7.50 Euros; Disabled adult: 6.50 Euros; Disabled child: 3 Euros
  • Family Tickets: 1 parent + 1 child: Euros 11.50, 2 parents + 1 child: Euros 18.50, Each additional child: Euros 4.50

Haus Der Natur Hours

  • Open all days including Sundays and bank holidays: 9 am – 5 pm

How To reach Haus Der Natur by Public Transport

  • Buses are available.
  • Taxis are available.
  • Bus stop Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (Fischkrieg).
  • Rent or hire a car/taxi.

Restaurants Near Haus Der Natur

  • Restaurant M32
  • Pizzeria Il Sole
  • Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood
  • Sternbrau

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TripHobo Highlights for Haus Der Natur

  • Haus Der Natur Address: Museumsplatz 5, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Haus Der Natur Contact Number: +43-6628426530
  • Haus Der Natur Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Haus Der Natur Price: 8 EUR
  • Best time to visit Haus Der Natur(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Haus Der Natur: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Haus Der Natur

  • 74.72% of people who visit Salzburg include Haus Der Natur in their plan

  • 66.39% of people start their Haus Der Natur visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Haus Der Natur

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

54.91% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haus Der Natur

People normally club together Mirabelle Palace And Gardens and Untersberg while planning their visit to Haus Der Natur.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Haus Der Natur, Salzburg Reviews

  • It is an awesome place for the kids and also for the adults. It absolutely worths the price. Unfortunately I was only able to spend 1 hour there, but I would recommend you to count with 3 hours. Maybe they could improve in one aspect. To create more chances for people to be more involved in the interesting parts. I especially liked the space section where I could experiment with my weight on each of the Solar System's planets.

  • Fun place. I could have spent an entire day here with my 7 year old son, but unfortunately we had to rush. So many amazing animals and scientific displays. They also have a nice cafe with outdoor seating and delicious food!

  • واو ... ما اقدر اقول الا انه من افضل المتاحف الي زرتها في حياتي وفيه فعاليات علميه جميلة ومسلية. يعيبه ان بعض الاقسام مافيها لغة انجليزية وبعضها فيها. يستاهل الزيارة بكل ما تعنيه الكلمه وساعتين ثلاث راح تقضيها وانت مستمتع لان بعض الاقسام فيها انشطة تفاعلية. الاقسام متنوعة والمتحف كبير وفيه زي الاكواريوم والدخول مجاني ببطاقة المدينه السياحية. انصح الكل بزيارته وشرط ماراح تندم. راح ارجع لو رجعت المدينه هذي مرة ثانية.

  • Very nice and interactive museum. Apart from classical exhibits and mineral collections, there are many live fish and reptiles. Interactive exposures are fun not only for children but also for adults. If you want to see everything honestly, count with a time requirement of about 5 hours.

  • Beautiful place to lean about nature and science. My kids enjoined it very much. It explains science in a simple and fun way. It will need 4 hours at least to go through all parts

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