Rhaetian Museum Hohe Birga

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 Hohe Birga (Rätermuseum Hohe Birga) 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.

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Opening times

  • Fri 12 Aug closed
  • Sat 13 Aug 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14 Aug 16:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 15 Aug closed
  • Tue 16 Aug closed
  • Wed 17 Aug closed
  • Thu 18 Aug closed

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Summer 2022 (05/07/2022 - 10/30/2022)

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

Ascension Day 2022 (05/26/2022) closed

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Corpus Christi 2022 (06/16/2022) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Austrian National Day 2022 (10/26/2022) closed

Admission

voluntary donation

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

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