anatomisches Museum
anatomisches Museum

Anatomical Collections Innsbruck

The former Institute of Anatomy in Innsbruck houses an impressive collection of skeletons and skulls

Something that fascinates all people is located in the former Institute of Anatomy, today the Medical University, in the Müllerstrasse road in Innsbruck which hosts the Museum of Anatomy Innsbruck (Anatomisches Museum Innsbruck): Human specimens in the form of entire skeletons, skulls, skeletons of vertebrates and various models. Aquarelles and oil paintings of Franz Batke illustrate the building of the skeletons.

The collection with its 1,800 objects includes also old anatomical tools. The dry specimens of Ferdinand Hochstetter (1896-1908) and the skull collection are really particularities of the museum. The latter also includes the artfully painted ossuary skulls which are from various mountain regions of Austria, mainly from Hallstatt in Upper Austria and the Tyrolean Paznauntal valley. A particular skeleton is the one of the giant Nikolaus Haidl. It was found in 1866 in a crypt of the St Jacob Cathedral and is characterized by its height of 2.25 metres.

The University of Innsbruck was already founded in 1672 under Emperor Leopold I., therefore it was named "Leopold Franzens University" until 2003. Between 1887 and 1889 the Institute of Anatomy was arranged. By the way: Did you know, that in the Institute of Anatomy in Innsbruck also Oetzi, the world renowned Ice Man, was studied for seven years (1991-1998)?

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Opening times

  • Sun 21 Jul closed
  • Mon 22 Jul closed
  • Tue 23 Jul closed
  • Wed 24 Jul closed
  • Thu 25 Jul closed
  • Fri 26 Jul closed
  • Sat 27 Jul closed

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Spring 2024 (07/03/2024 - 26/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 15:30 - 18:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) closed

Summer closure 2024 (01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2024 (03/10/2024 - 28/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 15:30 - 18:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

Admission

voluntary donation

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The Anatomical Collections Innsbruck are accessible every year during the semesters of the Medical University of Innsbruck from early October to the end of January and from early March to the end of June: The museum is open every Thursday afternoon (except on public holidays).

Guided tours only on reservation by writing at romed.hoermann@i-med.ac.at.

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