Nonseum, Herrnbaumgarten

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Dieses weltweit einzigartige Museum hat einen besonders aufrichtigen Charakter: Es nützt wirklich niemandem, das aber sehr gewissenhaft und in aller Liebe. Sorgsam losgelöst vom Nützlichkeitsdenken des Alltags präsentiert hier der Verein zur Verwertung von Gedankenüberschüssen 378,5 epochal unbrauchbare Erfindungen. Weltverbesserungsvorschläge wie die Voyeurbrille mit aufregender Schlüssellochoptik und der ausrollbare Zebrastreifen konkurrieren mit der historischen Knopflochsammlung, freundlich besonnt vom Schirm für Sonnenanbeter.

Tipps: Nonseums- Kino mit Otto Grünmandls unsterblicher Nonsens-Inventur und dem Geschichtskrimi um das Skelett des K. u K. Doppeladlers, schrittdistant zum Nonseum das 1. Österreichische Küchenmuseum und der Labyrinthkeller

Eintrittspreis pro Person/Gruppe

inkl. Kostgläschen Wein

mit Führung (ab 10 Personen) € 7,50

ohne Führung € 5,50

Palmsonntag bis Allerheiligen

Sa, So und Ftg.: 10-18 Uhr,

Do & Fr: 13-18 Uhr

Gruppen jederzeit nach Voranmeldung

Führungsdauer: ca. 1 Stunde

empfohlene Besuchszeit: ca. 2 Stunden

letzter Einlass: 17 Uhr


The Nonseum is a unique museum and popular tourist attraction in Herrnbaumgarten, a small town in the northeast of Austria, with 486,3 inventions we don’t need. It was established in 1994 by the Society for Utilization of Superfluous Ideas (SUSI) and has welcomed around 138 000 people ever since. Creating a lot of media interest, the Nonseum was featured in many newspapers, magazines, TV and radio shows in Austria and around the world.

Description of the exhibition:

Among numerous authorities offering assistance, which we find ourselves bombarded by with good advice, this unique museum stands out due to its particularly honest character: It is of no use whatsoever to anybody - but conscientiously so and with loving care. Nonsense happens whenever something goes totally wrong yet does so with elegance. Onwards! Attack - own goal (which is a goal at least...)!

Of course, that has to be done expertly. The marvellous wisdom inherent in nonsensical inventions is highly provocative to our everyday life: „It does not function better that way but there is considerably more fun to it.“

Opening Times:

From Palm Sunday until All Saints' Day:

Sat, Sun and Public Holidays: 10am-6pm

Thursday and Friday: 1pm-6pm

For groups (min. of 10 people) at any time

Society for Utilization of Superfluous Ideas (SUSI)

A-2171 Herrnbaumgarten

+43 (0) 2555 2737
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  • We didn't know what to expect in this little village on the Czech border of Austria, but Nonseum was beyond our expectations! Three buildings full of funny, absurd and clever objects which made us...  more »
  • Shows abstract thinking and its technical possibilities you never thought about it may work. Nice and many surroundings in it about Austrian history. Always with a lot of fun 😎  more »
  • Mostly useless gadgets. Never thought that useless could receive a better rating than 2 stars 😆 If you‘re in that area, probably worth a visit.
  • Amazing museum where the greatest sense of everything is nonsense.
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