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Archaeological Museum Defereggen

The Archaeological Museum in the Defereggen Valley tells about the Middle Stone Age and the Roman Age

In the underground area of the music pavilion in St. Jakob, a highlight of the Defereggen Valley is located: its Archaeological Museum (Talschaftsmuseum Defereggen). The permanent exhibition is called "Zeitreise Defereggen" (Time Journey Defereggen). But it is not a typical Local Museum, it is more an Archaeological Museum which exhibits numerous important findings of the valley.

During excavations in the Sixties, the Viennese paediatrician and amateur archaeologist Dr. Walter Potacs found a sensation: a Mesolithic hunters' place on the Hirschbühel hill. These findings so far are the oldest human traces of East Tyrol, dating back to 80000 - 5000 BC. In Lake Obersee, however, a 1,000-year-old dugout was found in 1999 - the highest located ship find of Europe.

The Archaeological Museum Defereggen shows you the excavation finds of the Hirschbühel hill, above mentioned dugout, as well as finds during the church excavation of the St. Vitus Church which date back to Roman Age. Besides that, also finds from the mines of the Trojertal valley and historic documents are shown. Information is available in German and Italian language.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 23 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 24 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 25 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 28 Jun 09:00 - 20:00

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Spring 2024 (19/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 20:00

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Admission

free admission

More information

Guided tours on request at the municipal office of St. Jakob in Defereggen: +43 4873 6320.

The Archaeological Museum Defereggen stays open every day all year round, except during the spring closure from early April to mid-May. Summer season start 2024 on May 18.

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