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

  • Tue 25 Jun closed
  • Wed 26 Jun closed
  • Thu 27 Jun closed
  • Fri 28 Jun 18:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 29 Jun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 30 Jun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 01 Jul closed

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Spring 2024 (19/04/2024 - 09/06/2024)

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

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (14/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (13/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

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

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 14:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 18:00 - 20:00

Admission

free admission

More information

Guided tours are possible on request also outside the opening hours.

The Local Museum Absam stays open from Friday to Sunday all year round.

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