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

  • Sun 29 Jan 14:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 30 Jan closed
  • Tue 31 Jan closed
  • Wed 01 Feb closed
  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb 18:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 04 Feb 14:00 - 17:00

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Winter 2022/23 (11/01/2022 - 04/30/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 18:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2022 (11/01/2022) 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

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) closed

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) closed

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) closed


free admission

More information

Guided tours on request also outside the opening hours.

Every Sunday at 3 pm cultural programme. The Local Museum Absam stays open all year round.

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