In Oberlienz in East Tyrol, a rural outdoor museum along an interesting theme path can be discovered.
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In the surroundings of the East Tyrolean sunny villages of Oberlienz, Thurn and Gaimberg, several theme paths with interesting information can be found. One of them is called "Vom alten Leben" (From ancient times) which offers several buildings which tell about life in times gone by.
In total there are five buildings and two mills which can be visited - the Lamprecht-Oberragger Mill and the Zopp Mill. Additionally there is a smithy, a water-powered mill with paddle wheel ("Wollkartatsche"), a granary which dates from 1778, the municipal saw and the last spinning room of Oberlienz.
The Oberlienz Outdoor Museum was opened already in the 1960s, when first the smithy was brought here from Thal in the municipality of Assling. Further buildings followed and offer an interesting insight in former life and architecture during the last centuries. The visit to the museum can be combined with a nice walk, so the Oberlienz Outdoor Museum is a popular excursion destination for the young and the old. Also special presentations take place in the museum.
Demonstrations take place at irregular intervals.