The collection of Christmas and Lent Cribs is the central topic of the Local and Crib Museum (Heimat- und Krippenmuseum) in Zirl.
The Local and Crib Museum in Zirl, only few km far away from Innsbruck, is well-known beyond the borders. Its unique collection of Lent and Christmas Cribs includes rare paper cribs, several Lent cribs and pompous Baroque cribs. Especially at Christmas time a visit to this museum is a particular experience! The documentation of the community history of Zirl can also be seen at the museum. Findings from the time around 1000 BC and objects from ancient village chapels and farms are shown. Part of the exhibition are also interesting sketches and paintings of Franz Plattner, a church painter.
Founder of the Local and Crib Museum in Zirl is the former primary school director Benjamin Flöss who started his collecting activities already after World War II. Finally the museum was opened in 1977. In 1999 Zirl celebrated the 1,200 year jubilee of the first authentic mention of the name “Cyreolu” (Zirl). Today the Local and Crib Museum is located on the first floor of the old Zirl community hall.
Where: on the first floor of the old community hall, village square Zirl
Characteristics: extensive collection of Christmas and Lent Cribs
Further information: phone: +43 5238 54382, firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer opening hours: from July to November 2019
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon time