If you belong to those who comb the forests every summer in the hope of a mushroom bounty, you might be interested in the Mushroom Museum in Treffen near Villach.

This museum has a special status as it has the largest number of authentic exhibits in the entire Europe. You will learn a lot about mushrooms, their characteristics and habitat as well as their use in the kitchen.

Besides displays that look like they were just plucked from the forest, you can also find an enchanted forest with phosphorescent algae, crystals in the world of mountain crystals and amethysts or a craft workshop for children. In the local shop you can buy guides for mushroom pickers, minerals or jewellery.

The Mushroom Museum is also one of the places you can visit for free thanks to the Carinthia Card!