The Little Month Palace in Hellbrunn was built in 1615 as a hunting lodge for Archbishop Markus Sittikus (1612-1619) and according to legend, in just one month. It has been home to the Salzburg Folklore Museum since 1924. Many treasures of Salzburg’s folk culture are presented here on three floors. Among the particularly valuable exhibits are the rural stately furniture and the historical masks. Highlights of the show are the life-size traditional figures of the Schönperchten as well as a presentation of the most beautiful, typically Salzburg traditional costumes. During the summer months, there are regularly changing special exhibitions on current topics of the Salzburg way of life.
Opening hours: Like Hellbrunn Palace and the Trick Fountains, the Little Month Palace is open from spring to autumn.
In recent years, the Monatsschlössl in Hellbrunn has grown into a place of special dialogues between the folklore collection and various artistic, historical and socially relevant topics. This concept will be continued with the new exhibition "Water - enjoy it · use it · fear it". Objects from the museum's collections are encountered with scientific findings and statistics on the enjoyment, consumption and dangers of water. Water is both essential to life and a threat to life. Extreme weather events are perceived as a danger and are increasing with climate change. The exhibition addresses current and historical attempts to control water. Weather forecasts, hydrological measurements, flood control structures and contingency plans provide a sense of security that is put to the test in case of an emergency. How do you protect yourself and your home from water? And how much water do you use every day?