DSC Notburga Museum
DSC Notburga Museum

Saint Notburga Museum

The Notburga-Museum in the municipality of Eben am Achensee is the only museum of Austria which is dedicated to a Saint.

The interesting Saint Notburga Museum in Eben tells about the centuries-long veneration of the Saint Notburga of Rattenberg. It is located in the presbytery of the St Notburga Parish Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque buildings of Tyrol. When the church was sanctified in the middle of the 18th century, the newly clothed skeleton of the Saint was positioned at the high altar where it can still be admired today. Through the centuries the veneration of the Saint Notburga brought plenty of pilgrims to Eben am Achensee. But who was the Saint?

Born in 1265 AD as a hatter's daughter in Rattenberg, a part of Bavaria then, Notburga cared all her life for the poor, disabled and ill people. She was a maid at Henry I of Rottenburg who allowed her to distribute leftovers to the people. When this was forbidden under Henry II, she was fasting for one day a week and distributed her food. Several miracles are attributed to her. Today Saint Notburga is a venerated national Saint in Tyrol and South Bavaria and is considered as the patron saint of the maids and of farming.

In 2013 "700 years Saint Notburga" was celebrated in the museum. In six rooms the oldest documents about the Saint, various objects, Baroque paintings and Rococo sculptures are exhibited. Every year in autumn the "Nachterlebnis" (Experience of the night) takes place at Lake Achensee. With only one ticket most of the attractions around the lake can be experienced!

Contact info

Opening times

  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed
  • Thu 03 Dec closed
  • Fri 04 Dec closed
  • Sat 05 Dec closed
  • Sun 06 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 12/06/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer (06/01/2020 - 10/30/2020)

  • Mon 15:00 - 17:00
  • Tue closed
  • Wed 15:00 - 17:00
  • Thu closed
  • Fri 15:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 15:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday (06/01/2020) 15:00 - 17:00

15th August (08/15/2020) closed

St. Notburga Sunday (09/13/2020) 10:00 - 18:00

National holiday (10/26/2020) 15:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 3.50 per person
€ 3.00 per person (groups)

More information

For groups open also in winter (on request by phone).

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