Local and Crib Museum Zirl

The collection of Christmas and Lent Cribs is the central topic of the Local and Crib Museum in Zirl.

The Local and Crib Museum in Zirl (Heimat- und Krippenmuseum Zirl), only few km far away from Innsbruck, is well-known beyond the borders. Its unique collection of Lent (Easter) and Christmas Cribs includes rare paper cribs, several Lent cribs and pompous Baroque cribs. The documentation of the community history of Zirl can also be seen at the museum. Findings from the time around 1000 BC as well as objects from ancient village chapels and farms are shown.

Part of the exhibition are also the sketches and paintings of Franz Plattner (1826-1887), a church painter, and the nearly destroyed church flags by Franz Seelos which could be restored. Founder of the museum is the former primary school director Benjamin Flöss who started his collecting activities already after WWII. Plans of a museum date back to the Fifties: It was opened in 1977.

In 1977, also "350 years of cribs in Zirl" were celebrated, whereas in 1999, Zirl commemorated 1,200 years of the first authentic mention of the name "Cyreolu" (Zirl). Today the Local and Crib Museum is located on the 1st floor of the old Zirl community hall. A particular experience!

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Opening times

  • Wed 07 Dec 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu 08 Dec closed
  • Fri 09 Dec closed
  • Sat 10 Dec closed
  • Sun 11 Dec closed
  • Mon 12 Dec closed
  • Tue 13 Dec 09:00 - 12:00

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Advent period 2022 (11/22/2022 - 12/28/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Immaculate Conception 2022 (12/08/2022) closed

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) closed

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) closed

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) closed

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) closed

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) closed

January 2023 (01/03/2023 - 01/31/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 17:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) closed

Winter 2023 (02/01/2023 - 04/26/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) closed

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) closed

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The museum stays open year-round (Tuesdays and Wednesdays), in January also at the weekends.

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