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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

  • Wed 28 Sep 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 29 Sep 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 30 Sep 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 01 Oct 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 02 Oct 09:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 03 Oct 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 04 Oct 09:00 - 20:00

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Summer 2022 (05/02/2022 - 10/30/2022)

  • 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

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) 09:00 - 20:00

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) 09:00 - 20:00

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) 09:00 - 20:00

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) 09:00 - 20:00

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) 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.

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