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.

Contact info

Opening times

  • Wed 08 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 09 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 10 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 11 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 12 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Mon 13 Dec 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 14 Dec 09:00 - 20:00

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General opening hours

  • Mon 09:00 - 20:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 20:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 20:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 20:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 20:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 20:00


free admission

More information

Guided tours on request at the town hall: +43 4873 6320.

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