Stainer Gemeindemuseum
Stainer Gemeindemuseum

Local Museum Absam

The Kirchenwirt tavern in Absam houses a little museum which tells about Jakob Stainer, the “Father of the German Violin”.

Besides the Carnival Museum Absam, which is dedicated to the local Carnival tradition of the Matschgerer, Absam offers also another interesting museum: the Local Museum Absam, located in the ancient walls of the Kirchenwirt tavern in the centre of the pilgrimage site.

The museum (Gemeindemuseum Absam) is mostly dedicated to the famous violinmaker Jakob Stainer (1619-1683). The son of a miner lived and worked in Absam, his violins have been highly esteemed by musicians and museums worldwide. Stainer received his education in Italy, probably in Venice. In our days only very few of his violins still exist, so it is really exceptional that this little museum exhibits one of his self-built exemplars. Only the Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck is in possession of a complete quintet of the famous master violinmaker.

The Local Museum Absam tells also about the living and social conditions in the area, for instance about the work in the salt mountain of Absam in the 19th century. Additionally special exhibitions take place regularly, as well as installations or readings. Popular are the special guided tours: The topic of the guided tour (30 minutes) is determined through dice...

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Opening times

  • Sat 16 Oct 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 17 Oct 14:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 18 Oct closed
  • Tue 19 Oct closed
  • Wed 20 Oct closed
  • Thu 21 Oct closed
  • Fri 22 Oct 18:00 - 20:00

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Summer 2021 (06/06/2021 - 10/01/2021)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 18:00 - 20:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Autumn-winter 2021-22 (10/02/2021 - 03/31/2022)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 18:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

free admission

More information

From June 6 to October 1, 2021, every Saturday thematic bike tour (3-4 hours, free participation). Every Sunday guided tour at the museum.

Guided tours on reservation all year round by calling +43 676 840532700 or via e-mail: mats.breit@mac.com.

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