The museum in Birgitz tells about the Raeti, pre-Roman inhabitants of Tyrol who lived on the Hohe Birga hill.
Image gallery: Rhaetian Museum Hohe Birga
On the Hohe Birga, today a hill with excavations from the Rhaetian period, the Raeti people lived from 400 to 15 BC. The Raeti, pre-Roman inhabitants of Tyrol, settled down from the Lower Engadine (CH) in the west until the Virgental valley (A) in the east and Lake Garda (I) in the south. Finally they were dispersed in the course of the Roman Alpine campaigns.
The Hohe Birga is located in the north of Birgitz, only few km far away from Innsbruck. Up on the hill you can find an 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 the World War. Also charts show the culture and living of the Raeti people.
This nature trail called "Archäologischer Lehrpfad" is accessible all the year round. The Rhaetian Museum Hohe Birga (Raetermuseum Hohe Birga) and the archaeological open-air area were opened in 2013. The museum exhibits ceramic pots, jewellery and tools of metal and offers a media presentation in German, English, French and Italian language. This presentation exists also for children. The museum is operated by the association Archaeotop Hohe Birga.
Nature trail open all-the-year.