Oetz Tower Museum

The Tower Museum in Oetz shows the unique collection of landscape paintings of the art collector Hans Jäger.

A Museum of Fine Arts in a medieval tower house - that is the Oetz Tower Museum (Turmmuseum Oetz) in the beautiful Oetztal valley. Besides a documentation about the Tyrolean Baroque sculptor Matthias Bernhard Braun (1684 - 1738) and a collection of paintings about the Oetztal Alps the museum offers also special exhibitions about art and tourism in the valley.

All the paintings come from the collection of paintings of the art collector Hans Jäger (1937 - 2012). Already in his early years he started to collect various documents and items of the Tyrolean culture. In the 1980’s he placed the collection in a barn next to his house which was called “Gallery of the Ancient Oetztal Valley”. In 2003 the State of Tyrol bought the collection and under the direction of Hans Jäger the Oetz Tower Museum was established to protect the interesting exhibits for posterity. Today the Hans Jäger Collection is one of the most important folkloric and art historical private collections in the Alps.

The museum is located in the former aristocratic estate “Tower of Oetz” from the 14th century, which can be found in the old village centre of Oetz. Already inhabited from the 14th century on, the building was administrative centre of the Frauenchiemsee Monastery in the Oetztal valley from the 17th century on. The beautifully in Renaissance style restored estate offers a journey through history. In 2004 the museum was awarded with the “Museumspreis des Landes Tirol” (Museum Award of Tyrol).

Where: in the village centre of Oetz, in the “Tower of Oetz”
Characteristics: gorgeous collection of landscape paintings
Further information: phone: +43 664 9102321, info@oetztalermuseen.at

Summer opening hours: from the beginning of June to the end of October 2019
from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm

Winter opening hours: from mid-December 2019 to Easter 2020
from Thursday to Sunday from 2 pm to 6 pm

guided tours upon request also beside the opening times

Ticket (adults):
8.00 Euros (combined ticket “Oetztal Museums”, with the Local Heritage Museum Oetztal valley)

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