In the former hospice of the Teutonic Order in Vipiteno, two museums are combined.
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In the south of Vipiteno in Alta Valle Isarco, close to the Our Lady in the Moor parish church, there is a complex, which from the 13th century used to be a hospice of the Teutonic Order. In the 19th century, the township of Vipiteno took over the historical building in order to quarter the city hospital in it. Since 1986 in the eastern part of this building, there is the Multscher Museum, and since 1994 the City Museum has been opened in this place as well. A visit makes you become familiar with the history of Vipiteno.
The Multscher Museum is dedicated to the master Hans Multscher from Ulm (1400 - 1467). It displays the preserved parts of the famous late-Gothic Multscher altar, established between 1456 and 1459 AD, a masterpiece of this era that had a sustainable impact on the development of arts in the southern German area. The four famous altarpieces show scenes of the life of Mary as well as the Passion of Christ.
The City Museum Vipiteno is located in the Baroque rooms in the east section of the building, established under commander of Baron of Recordin in the years between 1752 and 1754. The City Museum tells the story of Vipiteno, its brotherhoods and guilds as well as local artisan crafts-work by illustrating maps, townscape and documents. Wall paintings display also the history of the Teutonic Order. In the frame of a museum tour you can also visit the St Elizabeth Church constructed in the 18th century. The high altarpiece and the ceiling paints were created by Matthäus Günther from Augsburg (1705 - 1788), while Anton Gigl from Innsbruck established the stucco decoration on the walls and the vault.
Opening hours: from the beginning of April to the end of October 2018
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm and from 1.30 pm to 5 pm
closed on Sundays and Mondays
2.50 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
1.20 Euros (children and young people from 6 to 15 years)
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
phone: +39 0472 766464, firstname.lastname@example.org