RS C st jakob in Defereggen
RS C st jakob in Defereggen

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.

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Opening times

  • Wed 21 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 22 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 23 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 24 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 25 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 26 Feb 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 27 Feb 09:00 - 20:00

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Winter 2024 (08/01/2024 - 24/03/2024)

  • 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

Spring 2024 (25/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 09:00 - 20:00

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

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

Admission

free admission

More information

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

The Archaeological Museum Defereggen stays open all year round and is freely accessible.

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