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Kirchler Mineral Museum

The museum in San Giovanni in the Valle Aurina valley houses one of the most impressive mineral collections of the Eastern Alps

In the Valle Aurina valley there is a place to visit for those who love minerals. The collector Artur Kirchler displays his comprehensive collection of minerals which he gathered in the area of the High Tauern and the Zillertal Alps in the eponymous Kirchler Mineral Museum. Nowadays this collection is considered one oft the most impressive of the Eastern Alps.

The museum comprises an exhibition surface of 300 sqm and is entitled "Treasures of the Alps". It displays feldspar, flour-spars, emeralds and the largest smoky quartzes of South Tyrol. Also mountain crystals are exhibited, reminding the eternal ice of the glaciers. An attraction is the "Bergkristallwindl" of the Predoi Mine (today a Mining Museum), which is a seldom growth form of mountain crystals. In the multimedia room you can learn interesting details about minerals and their healing effect. Moreover a movie in the media room shows the search for the scintillating gems, which already emerged about 30 millions of years ago in the depths of the earth. And in the adjacent shop you can purchase some souvenirs for home: minerals, stones and jewellery.

By the way: There's a second mineral museum in South Tyrol, the Tiso Mineral Museum in the Val di Funes valley. And how to reach the Kirchler Museum? It can be found between the villages of San Giovanni Aurina (St. Johann im Ahrntal) and Cadipietra, parking spaces are available. Bus line 450 (Campo Tures - Cadipietra) stops a little bit further, at Mühlegg.

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Opening times

  • Wed 29 May 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Jun 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sun 02 Jun closed
  • Mon 03 Jun 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Tue 04 Jun 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 31/05/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00

Summer start 2024 (01/06/2024 - 29/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sun closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sun 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30

Autumn start 2024 (02/09/2024 - 30/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:30
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2024 (01/10/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (15-17 years)
€ 6.00 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 4.00 children (6-14 years)

€ 18.00 family ticket (adults with children up to 14 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the Museumcard

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The Kirchler Mineral Museum stays open all year round, closed on Sundays and on December 25. In the high summer months July and August, the museum stays open also on Sundays.

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