Auer von Welsbach Museum

The historic centre of Althofen features a unique museum.

Original exhibits of the epoch-making inventions by the Austrian inventor Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach - gas lighting, metal fi lament light bulb, pocket lighters. He discovered also four lanthanides and was very charitable. Austrian Museum Certification!

Tips: Guided tours for groups upon request. Reservation needed in advance for guided tours.


Auer von Welsbach Museum
Burgstraße 8
9330 Althofen
Tel: +43 4262 4335 

Opening hours

April to October  

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