Sonnenplatz Großschönau GmbH | A-3922 Großschönau, Sonnenplatz 1 | T: 00432815/77270

Sonnenplatz Großschönau - We build the future!


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I have to go to: The SONNENWELT in Großschönau

The SONNENWELT has opened and presents a new special exhibition which is devote to the subject of "Renewable Energies".

SONNENWELT whisks you off on an exciting course over 2,000m²: from the energy efficient nomadic tents of 10,000 years ago over the clever techniques of the Ancient Egyptians and Romans through to high-tech “made in Austria”. On the way you will not only get practical tips for your own house but can also prove your knowledge and test your skills in challenging games!

Get on this journey through 12 time zones, travel back to the beginnings of our planet and of all energy and click yourself through the ages!

The SONNENWELT revolves around the sun as a light source of energy and to protect our atmosphere and the responsible use of our resources. The wisdom of ancient cultures combined with the art of the future. In the SONNENWELT visitors get on the trail of human history, generate their own physical strength and discover energy and knowledge to take hold of millennia. Touch and try is encouraged in the SONNENWELT in numerous play stations!

Project initiator Mayor Martin Bruckner draws a positive balance: "Particularly pleasing for us is always the tremendous enthusiasm of the children, the young people, families and even the elderly. The interactive stations inspire especially the young people. "

Who knows today how people lived 100 years ago or 1,000 years ago?
The SONNENWELT shows this with a variety of objects and an interactive exhibition, such as the history of mankind has developed and where it will go:

  • open year-round exhibition experience
  • ideal destination for school groups, youth groups and adult groups

  • interactive multimedia guide explains the exhibition in detail

  • games, fun and excitement guaranteed

The new special exhibition in the SONNENWELT Großschönau entitled „The Powerchanger“ takes you into the fascinating world of renewable electricity: from sustainable renewable energy production to efficient use in homes and mobility. Electricity is incredibly versatile and accompanies our daily life around the clock! But what happens in the event of a blackout? How can electricity be generated from renewable sources? What can we all contribute? Get to know the Powerchanger and find answers to all these questions!  

*) produced in cooperation with the Klima- und Energiefonds 

Opening times 

Season 2023:  26.03. - 31.10.2023

Tuesday - Sunday 10-16 o´clock (last entry: 15 o'clock)

Monday closed

For groups booked in advance we also open on Mondays and during the winter break.  

Personal leadership in German

possible with more than 20 persons
only by appointment
Duration: 1,5 hours
For individuals, we offer free tours in German from Tuesday till Thursday starting at 10:30 am and 2 pm and on Friday starting at 10:30 am (except feast day).


adults: 13,00 €
children (6-15 Jahre): 9,00 €
children under 6 years: free
families (2 adults and 2 children): 33,00 €

modern multimediaguides in German, Englisch and Czech: 3,00 €

Reduced prices

school classes: 7,00 € per student, teacher free
Seniors (over 60), students (up to 25), military and civil servants, handicapped people (only with ID): 10,00 €
Groups with more than 20 persons: 10,50 € per person



Sonnenplatz Großschönau GmbH
A-3922 Großschönau, Sonnenplatz 1
T: +43 (0) 2815/77270 | F: +43 (0) 2815/77270 DW 40
E: office[at]  | office[at]
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Sonnenplatz Großschönau GmbH
A-3922 Großschönau, Sonnenplatz 1
T: +43 (0) 2815/77270 | F: +43 (0) 2815/77270 DW 40
E: office[at]  | office[at]
I: |

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