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Museum of St. Anton am Arlberg

This interesting local museum in the Villa Trier illustrates the development of alpine skiing in a very clear way.

The Tyrolean winter sports centre St. Anton am Arlberg is considered to be the "cradle of alpine skiing". Also the famous ski pioneer Hannes Schneider (1890 - 1955) and the skier Karl Schranz come from this place. Thus it is standing to reason that in this place a museum is established, which should illustrate the development of alpine skiing from its beginnings.

In 1910 Bernhard Trier of Germany had an idyllic building constructed on a ground above the Galzigbahn funicular, that is to say the Villa Trier. In the course of time the small house repeatedly changed hands and finally was on sale. The tourist authority and the municipality took advantage of the situation and bought the house in 1971, creating the museum in the stylish Villa Trier, surrounded by acres of parkland. Nowadays, in the ground floor there is the Museum Restaurant, creating originally and imaginatively adapted traditional dishes in an elegant atmosphere.

The museum, however, is located on the 1st floor of the building and does not only illustrate the development of alpine skiing, but also the development of St. Anton am Arlberg and its road to a skiing destination. Attention is also directed to local and cultural history as well as to the railway and tunnel construction. Another part of the museum is dedicated to the Japanese sister city Nozawa Onsen. A special exhibition in 2017 marks the 90 years of the municipal name St. Anton am Arlberg - in the course of the 750-year history of the town, it changed its name five times.

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€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 groups (10 or more persons)
€ 3.00 children and young people (7-16 years)
free admission for children up to 6 years

€ 25.00 guided tours

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