Salzburg is a magical city, world famous for many interesting and almost magical reasons. It was where the Sound of Music was ideated and partially shot. It is the birthplace of the great Mozart. The city is home to an internationally acclaimed puppet theater, children’s museum and numerous beautiful castles and churches. Adding to this list is spielzeugmuseum, also called the ‘Toy Museum’, which showcases an enchanting collection of teddy bears, dolls, model trains and sail boats. There’s also a Punch-and-Judy style puppet show presented on different days. This is a side branch of the Salzburg museum.
They have a collection of ancient toys, which were structured according to the material they were created out of. The museum displays a remarkable collection of old toys and accessories. There are also educational toys, optical toys and interactive displays which will enthrall children. Adults will enjoy the educational nature of the exhibits. On the ground floor, you will find toys from the Baroque period and a series of old musical instruments. The first floor is mainly a play area with building blocks, games and puzzles. The second floor has tiny replicas of board games and larger versions for children to play, a slide, doll rooms and other displays. The third floor has a collection of trains. The exhibits keep changing, keeping the museum lively and fun no matter how many times you visit it. The museum has plenty of interactive games for parents and children, such as memory games, an indoor playground, a movie and other games, which will guarantee smiling children.
The museum is home to a hard to find but beautiful court, one of the nicest in the city, for those who would be interested in having a peek at the buildings arcades. The museum is included in the Salzburg Card. Make sure to go with your children; otherwise the trip can be a little boring. If you’re in Salzburg with the family, this is a great place to visit and will take up a good hour or so.
- There are diaper changing facilities inside.
- You’ll need to change your shoes (or you can use a plastic bag to wrap your shoes).
- You can’t take pictures with your flash on, be careful.
- Recommendations: There are lots of things to read, play with and learn so take an hour or two and relax here.
- Don’t miss the interactive games.
- An on-site shop sells a wide array of toys in the Bürgerspital or civilian hospital, which was constructed around the most beautiful Renaissance courtyard in Salzburg.
- Adults € 4.00; Children (4-15 years) € 1.50; Youths (16-26 years) € 2.00
- Groups, senior citizens € 3.50
- Bus number 1
- Taxis are available
- Bus stop Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (Fischkrieg)
- Rent or hire car/taxi.
- Hotel Sacher Salzburg
- Carpe Diem Finest Fingerfood
- Die Stadtalm
- Pizzeria II Sole
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37.81% of people who visit Salzburg include Spielzeugmuseum in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
54.55% of people start their Spielzeugmuseum visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Spielzeugmuseum
54.72% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Spielzeugmuseum
Definitely good for the under-10 crowd, but even my pre-teen enjoyed the construction room. Several hands-on rooms for investigating mechanics - building set with pulleys, wheels, and lenths of wood; marble-run construction- those were our favorite parts. We spent about 1 1/2 hours there.
Even if I expected a little more... museum-type stuff, we had a great afternoon with lots of fun there. Spending some time with your child in the Spielzeugmuseum is just perfect on a rainy day. Most stations are interactive to keep kids and parents busy.
Very nice museum for children up to about 9 or 10 years of age. It's really more of a playground than a museum. Kids can play with stuff on most floors and the things that are not for playing (the museum part) are well shielded from little hands, so you don't have to be afraid your child will break something. Near the entrance are some fun wooden roller coasters for marbles, don't forget to take your marble when you buy your ticket. You can deposit them again when you leave. Upon entering the museum the staff will ask that you remove your shoes. You can either go in barefoot, on your socks or you can borrow some sandals. If you don't like walking barefoot and you aren't looking forward to use borrowed shoes then make sure to bring your own socks! All in all not a very large museum, with minimal museum pieces and more an experience adventure for younger children, for a reasonable entrance fee. Sure to keep your little ones happy for a couple of hours on a rainy day.
We went with our 18 month year old as part of the salzburg card deal so we all got in and was asked to put crocks or bags over our shoes very clean and lots to do from a mini supermarket and kitchen to little houses upstairs. We did put her on the slide but was quite dangerous so wouldn't recommend to small children.
The exhibition is not very rich and the fairy tails exhibition doesn't fit kids who doesn't speak German. The first floor has some kind of an interactive exhibition that the kids liked.