The old school building of Kals am Grossglockner in East Tyrol houses the quaint local Local Museum Kals
In Ködnitz, the centre of the municipality of Kals am Grossglockner, 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 (Heimatmuseum Kals) can be found, which is dedicated to the local life, the history of Kals and its valley, 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 Mt. Grossglockner, the highest peak of Austria. Kals, located at 1,325 m a.s.l., is a municipality of the High Tauern National Park and is located close to this 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? These questions are answered in the Local Museum Kals am Grossglockner.
The Local Museum Kals am Grossglockner has been closed since 2022 due to renovation works, estimated re-opening in 2023/24. More information will follow as soon as it becomes available.