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Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker

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Unexpected Treasure in a Resort Town

Would give six stars if possible. Just spent over two hours there on a sunny day in August and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Chris O
via mobile
Unexpectedly fascinating

Our travel rep had told us about this place,and made it sound interesting, but I was unconvinced; a... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Aberseestrasse 11, St Gilgen 5340, Austria
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Would give six stars if possible. Just spent over two hours there on a sunny day in August and couldn't be happier with that choice. Proprietor is very friendly, incredibly talented, and clearly loves what he does. He plays many of his ~5000 instruments from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Chris O
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our travel rep had told us about this place,and made it sound interesting, but I was unconvinced; a lot of old musical instruments? Hmmm. The door was closed, but unlocked, and we looked in to find the place in darkness, and apparently deserted. As we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We just loved this place, the demonstration of some of the instruments, and the owner's boundless enthusiasm for his museum. Perfect for a rainy day. I can't praise it enough.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this visit. My wife is a musician and was particularly taken by it. We came on a rainy day and we were the only visitors. The curator is a fount of knowledge and talked in excellent English to us about the collection and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank tpat_velo
Reviewed 12 July 2018

What a treasure - if you have any interest in music (& world music in particular) don't miss it! We were lucky enough to visit whilst the curator was demonstrating a wide range of weird & wonderful instruments. There doesn't seem to be a schedule...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We visited last week on a rainy morning. After an hour in the company of an amazing man surrounded by an array of beautiful instruments from all over the world we were uplifted and left smiling. It was the highlight of our week in St...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank DevonSurfer
Reviewed 10 May 2018

The gentleman who owns this museum is an absolute gem. He has a true love for music and has collected instruments from all over the world. He opens his doors to guests and also humours them by playing instruments from the world over. He was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Saurabh J
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

What a magical experience. I have traveled many places and experienced many things, and this rates as one of my most enjoyable travel adventures. The curator of the museum is the key to the whole experience. He exudes joy and passion with every backstory and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SuperGroverDavis
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

If you only do one thing in St Gilgen please visit this small museum. Fantastic selection of instruments from around the world, together with immensely passionate and talented curator who will play a selection of instruments including African guitar made from tortoise shell and Filipino...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Vanmann25
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

So many different instruments from all over the world in such a small museum. We didn't expect this! Not only amazing but the feller who owned it was taking patiently his time to play some instruments. He even took quite some time to give my...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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moshe p
1 December 2016|
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Response from Shahar L | Reviewed this property |
Moshe - there are all sorts of instruments from all over the world - including keyboard - the amazing thing is that the ownet knows how to play them all 😀