Rhaetian Museum Birgitz

The museum in Birgitz tells about the Raeti, pre-Roman inhabitants of Tyrol who lived on the Hohe Birga hill

On the Hohe Birga, a hill in the north of Birgitz, the Raeti people lived from 400 to 15 BC. Those pre-Roman inhabitants of Tyrol settled down from the Lower Engadine (CH) in the west to the Virgental valley (A) in the east, and to Lake Garda (I) in the south. Finally, they were dispersed in the course of the Roman Alpine Campaigns under Augustus.

Up on the hill you can find the Archaeological Nature Trail which shows some of the excavation finds in their original condition, among them 2 m high wall remains, which were first discovered in 1937 and exposed after WWII. Information panels show the culture and living of the Raeti people.

The theme trail on the hill and the Rhaetian Museum Birgitz (Rätermuseum Birgitz) on the Village Square were opened both in 2013. The museum exhibits ceramic pots, jewellery, and tools of metal, and offers a media presentation in different languages which exists also in a child-friendly version. The museum is operated by the Archaeotop Hohe Birga Association, and is scientifically supervised by the University of Innsbruck.

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Opening times

  • Tue 25 Jun closed
  • Wed 26 Jun closed
  • Thu 27 Jun closed
  • Fri 28 Jun closed
  • Sat 29 Jun 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 30 Jun 16:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 01 Jul closed

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Spring 2024 (04/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 16:00 - 18:00

Ascension Day 2024 (09/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Corpus Christi 2024 (30/05/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (15/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 16:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (14/09/2024 - 27/10/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 16:00 - 18:00

Austrian National Day 2024 (26/10/2024) 15:00 - 18:00

Admission

voluntary donation

More information

A free audio guide for Smartphone/iPhone "Hohe Birga - An archeological journey to prehistoric Iron Age" is available. Guided tours and educational programmes at the museum for children and young people are offered on request (also outside the opening hours).

The Rhaetian Museum Birgitz stays open every year from early May to the end of October every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, season start 2024 on May 4.

The Archaeological Nature Trail on the Hohe Birga, however, is freely accessible all year round.

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