Out of all of the things we saw in Salzburg, The Christmas Museum was our favorite. It had air conditioning & not a single tourist was in the museum making it the perfect place to get away from the obnoxious crowds. The English accommodation side information panels were nice as well. What really made the museum were the many antique items on display. With Christmas being my favorite holiday the museum had a lot to live up to and it did a great job of meeting my expectations.
Not only do you learn about Christmas markets, advent calendars, and Santa but you also learn about small individual items like specific ornaments, baking tins, and post cards. It is truly overwhelming the amount of little beautiful trinkets treasures you will see displayed in the long cases twinkling back at you. Some of my favorites were the wool spun ornaments. I am a huge lover of wool spun ornaments and many of these in the cases I guarantee you cost around a grand and are rare items.
My husbands favorite part of the museum was the impressive collection of Krampus related items. Krampus postcards, books, statues, masks, dolls, and ornaments- you name it and they seemed to have it. He was sometimes displayed as a scary demon and others more playful like a jester. It is probably the largest amount of Krampus related vintage items you will see in once place in your lifetime and it is so worth the visit.