MUSEUM ST. JOHANN IN TIROL
The museum of St. Johann – one of the finest and most traditional houses in town – is situated at the end of the pedestrian zone, just behind the parish church.
In the 18th century the building was used as a Roman Catholic seminary and a peniteniary for priests, who lead a dissolute life. In the 19th century it housed the local elementary school, the local authority and numerous other municipal institutions. Since 1994 the museum, the gallery and the archives of St. Johann have been located here. In the year 2004 the museum has been enlarged to the neighbouring building through a connecting room under the street.
A special exhibition about the Kaiser mountain range includes paintings, panoramas, photographs and films as well as a very true to nature relief model of these mountains. Prehistoric finds and a life size model of a cave bear are also on display as well as some legendary green earthworms. Exhibits on alpinism provide an insight into the history of mountaineering and an ascent up to the „Babenstuber Hütte“, completes the Museum “mountain tour.”
NEW: INFORMATION IN ENGLISH
Visitors to the museum can access information provided in English about the various exhibits using QR-codes on mobile phones.
POINTS OF EMPHASIS
The ideal starting point to get to know St. Johann in Tirol
The following focal points provide an insight into the history of St. Johann and a special view to the Kaiser mountains:
- Historic images of the village
- Sights and monuments
- Riflemen and the Tyrolean Rebellion
- Traditional dress
- Church history
- Copper and silver mining
- Wood carvings
- Traditional clubs and societies
- The start of tourism
- School history
- Nostalgic St. Johann
- Edmund Angerer composer of the "Toy-Symphony"
- Model of the Kaiser mountains
- Historic climbing equipment
- Prehistoric discoverys of the Kaiser mountains
- Model of a prehistorc cave bear
- Animals from the Kaiser mountains
- The legendary green earthworms
- Skorpions from the Kaiser mountains
- Paintings of the Kaiser mountains