Museum Pfiste Fuegen
Museum Pfiste Fuegen

Local Museum Fügen

The Local Museum illustrates folk culture of the Zillertal valley and the history of the Christmas song “Silent Night”

The "Widumspfiste", one of the oldest buildings of Fügen, was first mentioned in 1150 AD. Today it houses the museum of local history (Museum in der Widumspfiste in Fügen) which takes you on a travel through time across the folklore and customs of the Zillertal valley. On display is also the history of the local associations and clubs, among them the traditional music band, the Schützen, and the firefighters, as well as old crafts such as cooper and hatter.

An area is dedicated to the "Zillertaler Nationalsänger", who brought the Christmas song "Silent Night" to the world. In the "Silent Night Corner" there are original documents and photographs. Part of this exhibition is also dedicated to the organ builder Karl Mauracher (1789-1844), who brought the popular Christmas song from Oberndorf near Salzburg, where it was written and composed, to Fügen in the Zillertal valley. For some years now, in the basement there has been an exhibition on mining, which illustrates the 600-year long mining history of the area.

In 2018/2019, however, "200 years of Silent Night" in connection with the decentralised state exhibition in Salzburg, Tyrol, Upper Austria and Bavaria was organized.

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Opening times

  • Sat 22 Jun closed
  • Sun 23 Jun closed
  • Mon 24 Jun closed
  • Tue 25 Jun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 26 Jun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 27 Jun 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 28 Jun 14:00 - 17:00

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Spring closure 2024 (30/03/2024 - 10/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer 2024 (11/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 14:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 25/10/2024)

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

Autumn closure 2024 (26/10/2024 - 26/12/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

the admission fee may be chosen freely (box at the entrance)

More information

Reservation for groups needed by calling +43 5288 62262 or +43 650 2448 028.

The Local Museum Fügen stays open in summer and in winter, summer season start 2024 on June 11, winter season start 2024/25 after Christmas.

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