Museum of St. Johann in Tirol

The museum and gallery of the municipality of St. Johann are housed in two connected buildings.

Two historic buildings in St. Johann in Tirol, which are connected underground, house the museum and gallery of St. Johann in Tirol since 1994. It is located straight behind the parish church, in the pedestrian area. One of the houses is the “Riester’sche Priesterhaus”, in the 18th century it was a borstal for priests who were leading an improper life. The other house is the former farm building, the so-called “Waschhäusl”. As of the 19th century the main building also housed the primary school, later the town hall and other facilities. Today a glass cube with circular stairs leads to the underground connecting room.

Downstairs in the “Riester’sche Priesterhaus” the historic development of St. Johann in Tirol is shown. It comprises topics like school, freedom fighters, copper and silver mining, the former summer residence of the Bishops of Chiemsee and the beginnings of Tourism. Also crib figures from the 19th century, historic costumes of the Leukental valley and nostalgic pieces of Old-St. Johann can be admired. Upstairs in the gallery exhibitions of contemporary art are shown.

In the “Waschhäusl” an exhibition of the impressive Kaiser Mountains, called “Felsenreich - Mythos und Erlebnis Kaisergebirge” is shown. The collection includes numerous pictures, exhibits, primeval findings and a life-size reproduction of a cave bear, Ursus spelaeus in Latin. He lived during the last Ice Age in Europe. The Kaiser Mountains are presented by a huge relief model.

Where: in the pedestrian area in St. Johann in Tirol
Characteristics: the interesting history of St. Johann in Tirol in two historic buildings
Further information: phone: +43 5352 6900213,

Winter opening hours: from October 7, 2019, to June 2020
open only upon request

Summer opening hours:
from the end of June to the beginning of October 2020

Ticket (adults):
2.50 Euros, free up to 14 years

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