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Oetztal Heritage and Outdoor Museum

The Local Heritage Museum of the Oetztal valley provides interesting information about farmers’ lives in the valley

At Lehn in Längenfeld, you can revive ancient periods: The Oetztal Heritage and Outdoor Museum (Ötztaler Heimat- und Freilichtmuseum) shows items of daily use up to the Fifties, illustrates farmer's way of life in the Oetztal valley, and therefore becomes a peasant-social museum. The "Ötztaler Heimatverein", founded in 1965, is the supporting association of the museum.

Its centre is represented by a so-called Paarhof farm, the most widely-spread type of farmstead in the Oetztal valley, with its granary and agricultural devices that are driven by the power of the nearby Rio Lehn brook. Next to the farm, there is a log house dating back to the mid-17th century, a sawmill and stock-mill of 1700, as well as a swinging hut for flax elaboration. By the way, did you know that the dialect that of the valley is registered as Immaterial Cultural Heritage in Austria?

Some years ago, the nearby "Schiedlas Haus" could be purchased: During its restoration and adaption to the "Oetztal's Memory Archives" (Gedächtnisspeicher Ötztal), beautiful late-Gothic elements were laid open. On its three floors you can discover different exhibitions, whereas the attic is a popular event location. The Oetztal Heritage and Outdoor Museum has been awarded the seal of quality for museums by the ICOM (International Council of Museums), and represents one of the 9 power places of the Längenfeld Source of Strength.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Sat 20 Apr closed
  • Sun 21 Apr closed
  • Mon 22 Apr closed
  • Tue 23 Apr closed
  • Wed 24 Apr closed
  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr closed

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Spring 2024 (02/05/2024 - 30/05/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed closed
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) 10:00 - 16:00


the admission fee may be chosen freely (box at the entrance)

guided tour for groups:
€ 50.00 1.5 hours

More information

For groups, the Oetztal Museum is accessible on request also outside the opening hours.

The museum stays open from May to the end of October, season start 2024 on the 2nd of May.

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