RS St Jakob in Defereggen
RS St Jakob in Defereggen

Archaeological Museum Defereggen

The permanent exhibition “Zeitreise Defereggen” tells about the considerable archaeological findings in the Defereggental valley.

In the Defereggental valley you can embark on a time journey which dates back to the Middle Stone Age. In this East Tyrolean valley, important findings were made, for that reason the museum in the basement of the music pavilion of St. Jakob in Defereggen is not only a local but more an archaeological museum.

Already in the 1960s the oldest human traces of East Tyrol were found, to be exact a Mesolithic hunters' place on the Hirschbühel hill. It dates back to the Middle Stone Age (8,0000 - 5,000 BC), tools and weapons from flint were found and are exhibited in the museum today. The finds which were made during the church excavation of St Veit, date back to Roman Age.

The exhibition shows even more: finds from the mines of the Trojertal valley and historic documents are shown as well as a 1,000-year-old dugout which was found some years ago in Lake Obersee at the Passo Stalle mountain pass. The highest located ship find of Europe - a real sensation. Due to the fact, that the Defereggental valley in East Tyrol (Austria) is separated by the Passo Stalle mountain pass from the Valle di Anterselva in South Tyrol (Italy), the information is available in German and Italian language.

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Opening times

  • Mon 28 Nov 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 29 Nov 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 30 Nov 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 01 Dec 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 02 Dec 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 03 Dec 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 04 Dec 10:00 - 18:00

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Winter 2022/23 (11/14/2022 - 04/16/2023)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Immaculate Conception 2022 (12/08/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Christmas' Eve 2022 (12/24/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Christmas 2022 (12/25/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

Boxing Day 2022 (12/26/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) 10:00 - 18:00

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

free admission

More information

Guided tours on request at the town hall of St. Jakob in Defereggen: +43 4873 6320.

The Archaeological Museum Defereggen stays open all year round.

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