Local Museum Kals am Grossglockner

Opposite the Glocknerhaus in Kals am Grossglockner the old school building is located, which houses the quaint local museum.

In Ködnitz, the village centre of the municipality of Kals am Grossglockner in East Tyrol, the exhibition “Under the spell of the Grossglockner” was opened in the Glocknerhaus building. Opposite, in the old school building, on the other hand the local museum can be found, which is dedicated to the local life, the history of Kals and its surroundings, customs, traditions and costumes. There is plenty of information about the landscape, the way of living and the consciousness of tradition of the people in former times.

Inside for example, you can find an entire “Rauchkuchl” with built-on sitting room. Rauchkuchl was the term for a kitchen, where cooking was done on an open fire. Furthermore rural and devotional objects, musical instruments, coins and photographs are exhibited. They partly allow us to guess how simple and sparse life was here in former times.

Other exhibits tell about the Grossglockner, the highest mountain of Austria. Kals, located at 1,325 m asl, is a municipality of the High Tauern National Park and is located close to the 3,798 m high gigantic mountain. Also some particularities can be found in this nice museum. How did the old church clock of Kals look like? How the mountain guides were equipped, who brought the alpinists on Mt Grossglockner? What is written in the village chronicle? All these questions are answered in the Local Museum Kals am Grossglockner.

Where: in the old school building of Ködnitz, Kals am Grossglockner
Characteristics: rustic local museum
Further information: phone: +43 4876 8210, gemeindeamt@kals.at

Opening hours: from July to September 2019
Fridays from 4 pm to 6 pm

Ticket (adults):
6.50 Euros (combined ticket Local Museum - exhibition “Under the spell of the Grossglockner”)

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