Die Bachschmiede (The Blacksmith) in Wals-Siezenheim is a cultural center which hosts a diverse array of artistic exhibitions, a museum and a hall for cultural events. Visitors can view the standing exhibitions “Two hundred Years of the Territorial Army” and the Roman villa of Loig. The Bachschmiede also houses a collection of historical toys. The focal point of our museum, though, is an historic, painstakingly-restored blacksmith shop. Here one can see various tools which give an insight into the art of blacksmithing and into the work and daily life of the blacksmith. In the exhibition hall visitors can admire works from various artists who have been invited to display their artistic creations. The museum is open year-round Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The “Bachschmiede” is a regional museum dedicated to providing a venue for on-going cultural communication among peoples and as a place for meetings and dialogs. The museum also focuses on the cross-border region of Salzburg-Bavaria. By exhibiting historical artifacts, the “Bachschmiede” strives to bridge the past and the present with the goal of improving our present-day cultural interactions.