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Good on a rainy day

If it rains too much to enjoy the great Austrian outdoors, then this little museum is worth a... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Nick H

a nice and informative little museum intended to market the product of "Steinoel". Though... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Pertisau 56, Pertisau, Eben am Achensee 6213, Austria
+43 5243 20186
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay, if it's raining why not visit a museum? It's interesting enough and included in our Achensee card so didn't cost anything. The best part was the shop selling some bizarre products but I couldn't help buying some as unusual Christmas presents. The cafe is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018

You can’t get blood from a stone but you can get oil! And in the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg museum in Pertisau, you can see how. Not only that but you learn about the man, Albrecht, who discovered the particular stone, oil shale, that produces oil....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Heather M
Reviewed 4 August 2018

A really well presented small museum. We went in as it was included with the Achensee Card and were pleasantly surprised. It was very quiet though, which is a shame as a lot of work has gone in to it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank holidaylover224
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Very interesting history of the stone oil production in the area, and the possibility to buy nice cosmetic products on the base of the stone oil.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Oksana P
Reviewed 27 October 2017

If it rains too much to enjoy the great Austrian outdoors, then this little museum is worth a visit. It is informative, and you must visit the cinema for the music alone - pure Eurovision! The cafe upstairs is also good.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nick H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

a nice and informative little museum intended to market the product of "Steinoel". Though expensive, I kinda like the smell, though my kids would disagree

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank syzygy101
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Worth a visit to find out more about the Shale Oil story and how it shaped the local area. And also for the brilliant infomercial ending to the film about the Albrecht family and mining.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Al G
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Its is a very small museum and tells a story of how oil that is produced from stones that is used in many of its products. There is a nice gift shop if you want an unusual present.It also has a cafe upstairs which we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Knebworth141
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was a very interesting little museum. Headphones to listen in English. Good place to visit when it rains. Cafe on top floor lovely for a drink afterwards.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Anthea H
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The story of tiroler shale oil made into creams and lotions, sounds weird but looks a lot of hard work. English audio headphones given. Entry free with achensee card.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank ChesterBiggles
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