Museums & Exhibitions

The most important museums and exhibitions in Tyrol

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A visit to the museum is ideal for any day when the sun may not be shining.

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Milling village in Gschnitz

Open from May to October
Built at the end of the valley next to the Sandes waterfall, the Mühlendorf milling village in Gschnitz offers visitors a unique insight into the culture, tradition and rural craftsmanship of Tyrol. Mills, grain storage containers, workshops, baking ovens, washrooms and fences constructed according to historical plans, using old wood, original materials and building methods typical of the period. Visitors are invited to visit the different information points to discover more about the particularities of the village site. Guides are bookable on request: children up to the age of 10 years pay no entrance fee; for children up to 16 years entrance costs € 2.00. Adults: € 4.00. Every Thursday (only when good weather) bread making will be offered! 


The BBT Information Center

The new Brenner Base Tunnel Infocenter (named "Tunnelwelten" [Tunnel Worlds]) has been welcoming young and old in to experience and explore the mysterious and exciting world surrounding the construction of the Brenner Base Tunnel. The approximately 700 m² in dimension tunnel worlds illustrate, on two levels, the largest tunnel building project in Europe and present insights into the subterranean world of the Alps. 

What does it look like inside a tunnel? Why does a tunnel have to be “round”? Why do we need an anchor for tunnel construction? These questions will be answered in the Tunnel Worlds.

Experience yourself, how exciting and multifaceted the topic of tunnelling is! Numerous exhibits from the most diverse fields, such as history, geology, surveying, tunnel construction, environment and much more invite you to take part, experience and research. Test how many blast holes and explosives one needs to break a few metres of tunnel lose. You even can trigger an explosion! Walk through our display tunnel or construct a tunnel from building stones which does not collapse. An area especially tailored for children within the exhibition and themed play stations outside will also appeal to families. They encourage the children to immerse themselves in the Tunnel Worlds. 

• The admission is free!

• Large, free parking area

• Most suitable for families and as a bad weather schedule

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Tirol Panorama with the Kaiserjäger Museum

The Tirol panorama with the Kaiserjäger Museum (Museum of the Tyrolean Imperial Infantry) examines very closely the “Tyrolean Myth” in all its contrariness and enchantment. It houses the greatest work of art in Tyrol: the Innsbruck Riesenrundgemälde (large round painting of the 3rd battle of Bergisel). The panoramic illustration displays the Tyrolean freedom battle of 13th August 1809 in a breathtaking 360-degree aspect on a surface of just under 1000 m2.

The Tirol Panorama is connected with the Kaiserjäger Museum below ground. As the regimental museum of the Kaiserjäger (imperial infantry regiment), it gives an insight into Tyrolean military history from the 18th to the 20th century. For further information check out the website.

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Swarovski Crystal Worlds

The giant of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds which is much photographed and renowned worldwide is in Wattens in Tyrol. This sparkling magnet for the public, a dream world designed by André Heller, was opened in Wattens in 1995; in its central point, there is a gigantic mythical figure, which the Crystal Worlds would soon give their second name. In the spring of 2003, the giant was expanded around spectacular chambers of wonder and new attractions. The next metamorphosis followed in 2007: The crystalline world of fables now presents on over 4000 m² even more space for dreams and fantasies. 55 million crystals and still more. Be amazed by the chambers of wonder with melodic sounding names like Poseidon's Puzzle, 55 Million Crystals, La Primadonna Assoluta, Mechanical Theatre, Ice Passage or Timeless Swarovski. It opens up a fantastic stage for cultural events, the biggest Swarovski shop worldwide in a visionary design, as well as the Café-terra, in which you can enjoy exquisite snacks and drinks. In addition, the creatively designed park landscape invites you to linger – with a maze, artistic objects and a panoramic view. 

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The Tiroler Landesmuseum counts among the most beautiful and modern museums in Tyrol. It contains numerous works of art, the state library with manuscripts and newspapers, pre-historic and primitive collections, sketches and gothic sculptures and much more. Modern architecture in dialogue with venerable build fabric: a bond of ambience and exhibition pleasure, art and culture from prehistory to the present day. Special exhibitions in the Art-box intermingle with expositions in the public collection. You can take yourself on a journey through the museum with the audio guide (Germ., Engl., French, Ital.). Open during summer on Thursdays until 9pm. A combination ticket with the Zeughaus (Armoury Museum) is available.

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The Hall Mint Museum

...research – discover – be amazed… The Hall Mint Museum in the Burg Hasegg traces a past in which the abundance of cash coins meant something, money still had a magical sheen and the currency was as strong as the material from which it was minted. Research, discover and be amazed in a place of heavy machinery, clinking coins and minting events! It presents a tour of the present back in the 15th century. April-October (closed on Mondays), November-March (closed on Sundays & Mondays). 

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Zeughaus Museum

The Zeughaus Museum was established in 1973 in the historic Armoury of Emperor Maximilian I. Together with the Tyrolean cultural history public collections, newly exhibited in 1999, the collections of the Tyrolean State Museum Ferdinandeum can be found there.
A late Gothic secular building, the arsenal of Emperor Maximilian I; a country rich in stone – early prospectors – power from silver and salt – religious and social turmoil from 1500 - for God, Emperor and the Fatherland – event venue of the 20th century - a chronological as well as thematic approach – a sound room. Closed on Mondays from October until the end of May.

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The Tyrolean Nativity Scene Museum

Since opening, the Nativity Scene Museum in Fulpmes has evolved into a considerably attractive installation in the Stubai Valley. It is a display with a cultural background and Tyrolean tradition and is furnished with artistically noteworthy nativity scene. The majority of the exhibited works originate from artists residing in the Stubai Valley.

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