The museum in the back town of Kitzbühel tells about the history of the town and the alpine skiing.
Image gallery: Kitzbühel Town Museum
In Kitzbühel a very particular house is located, it is among the most valuable ones in the so-called “Gamsstadt” (Chamois Town). The building was first mentioned in the 16th century, the southwest tower, however, dates back to the time of the city foundation around 1271. In the 18th century the building housed the municipal granary, the spindle jack in the open roof truss is still a reminder of that time. Between 1995 and 1998 the heritage building was renovated and houses today the Kitzbühel Town Museum and the collection of Alfons Walde.
Points of focus are ancient crafts, mining, everyday life, faith and winter sports. Even prehistoric findings are exhibited. The exhibition shows the history of Kitzbühel, its mining history which started around 1,000 BC, agriculture and handicrafts but also about Baroque art. Also the recent past with the legendary ski team of Kitzbühel of the 1950s (Kitzbüheler Skiwunderteam) and Toni Sailer is mentioned.
Also the works of the famous local expressionist and architect Alfons Walde (1891-1958) are housed in the Kitzbühel Town Museum, on an area of 250 sqm (3rd floor and attic). About 60 paintings, 100 graphics, photos and drawings are shown. Various special exhibitions complete the offer. In 2007 the Kitzbühel Town Museum was awarded with the Austrian Museum Quality Seal!
Where: Hinterstadt 32, Kitzbühel
Characteristics: museum in a city granary, collection of the local artist Alfons Walde
Further information: phone: +43 5356 67274 / 676 83621 741, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening hours: all-the-year
Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 1 pm
Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm
guided tours for groups also possible beside the opening times
7.00 Euros, free up to 18 years