The DIY Workshop

A woodworking workshop that will amaze everyone!

The idea of setting up Austria’s first and only wood workshop came from wood philosopher Edmund Reitbauer. In the last 10 years it has made gradual progress and become a reality. Holz-Zirkus provides a sustainable learning experience for children, young people – and adults, too! Holz-Zirkus puts a particular priority on making it easier for women and children to get into woodworking.


So who can take part?

The woodworking workshop allows handicraft enthusiasts of all ages , predominantly children, to get to know the natural raw material that is wood in a playful and lively way.

We welcome nursery schools, primary schools, new middle schools, high schools, families, senior citizens’ associations and anyone interested in wood to come and spend some productive time in the workshop. And since you’re getting to know the most beautiful material in the world, have a go at working with it and craft your very own piece!


What methods do you use here?

Participants are taught in a simple, easy-to-follow way how to use traditional, time-honoured woodworking techniques. Getting hands-on with and understanding our native raw material will help you discover how you yourself can transform it in just a few small steps.

First choose a pieces that you’d like to produce. Treasure chests, mobile phone holders for the car and sailing ships etc. are all popular.

Next you are given the material you need and work on it under the supervision of trained staff, going from station to station and creating your piece out of wood.

Each station has instructions in writing and in pictures for the step in question, along with the tool you need and pre-set machines that are easy for children to operate. So you’ll be guaranteed to finish your piece!

Finally, you can decorate your piece in whatever creative way you like, and of course take it home with you. Children are particularly proud of the woodworking licence that we fill out with them as proof of the skills they have learned in the workshop.


Visit Holz-Zirkus as a group

Supervision and woodworking activities at Holz-Zirkus are free to nursery school and school groups. All you have to bring is a small contribution to the costs of materials.

Please book in advance for groups of more than 10 children/adults. Workshops for schools and nursery schools last about 2 hours, depending on how long the piece chosen takes to make.


Opening times

Monday to Friday from 9 am to 7.30 pm

Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm

(Also open during summer holidays)

Visit Holz-Zirkus!