On a rainy day (or even a sunny day), think about paying a visit to the Schladming City Museum. The so-called Bruderladenhaus is impressive even from the outside, and exudes the grandeur of its troubled past. The 1661 building once served as a hospital and nursing home that cared for the widows and orphans of mining workers. Silver, zinc, and other ores built Schladming until the 19th century, and the "Bruderladenhaus" was part of the social protection effort for miners and their families. Since 1989, the municipality has operated the building as a museum that vividly brings the past mining traditions of the town to life for visitors, but also addresses other regional issues. A "bruderladen" room, almost unchanged, lets guests see how simply people were living at the time. Various exhibitions at the Schladming City Museum deal with other intriguing aspects of the region.
TUI BLUE Schladming tip: You get free admission to the Schladming City Museum with the Schladming-Dachstein Summer Card, which is included with an overnight stay at the hotel.