The Hellbrunn Month Palace 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 this exhibition, objects from the Folklore Collection at the Salzburg Museum and pieces of contemporary art enter into a dialogue. Central topics of discussion are love, bodies, faith and ornaments.
The heart as an organ located in the chest, pumping, beating and shook by lovesickness is interpreted in Anna Baldinger’s installation. She invites the visitors into her thorax. Also on display are, among others, sacrificed hearts as votive offerings made from wax and silver, to which the thorn-crowned heart of Jesus Christ shows His tender mercy. A heart made from clinical cannulas catches visitor’s eyes in Ulrike Asamer’s installation. Art gets close, touches and challenges sensations. Emotions range from broken to fluttering hearts.