museum passeier st leonhard
museum passeier st leonhard

MuseumPasseier - Andreas Hofer

The MuseumPasseier can be visited in the Sandhof farm in San Leonardo in Passiria, Andreas Hofer’s birthplace (1767 - 1810).

Andreas Hofer, the Tyrolean freedom fighter, is the protagonist of a museum in the Val Passiria valley. It is located at the Sandhof farm with its Sandwirt tavern, a building steeped in history. On a surface of 500 sqm, you can discover more about the myth Hofer and the Tyrolean freedom fight of 1809 against the French troops under Napoleon. The exhibition consists of three areas: "Heroes & Hofer" is dedicated to Andreas Hofer and his period of time, "Heroes & Us" deals with the topic of heroes and role models, and "Valley & people" is an open-air site that shows a typical farmstead of the Val Passiria valley, called "Haufenhof", with a multitude of outbuildings.

The offer of the MuseumPasseier - "MuseumPasseier" in German, "MuseoPassiria" in Italian - is completed by a comprehensive collection of music of the Val Passiria valley, called "The Passeier Sound", as well as interactive elements for kids, such as the Andreas Hofer Quiz or a podium to feel yourself as a hero. Near the museum, there are the Hofer Memorial Chapel and a new fish pond. Beside the main seat, however, the MuseumPasseier has a few more outposts, that is to say the French Cemetery in the valley, Giovo Castle and the Pfistrad Alp Museum, a mountain pasture located in idyllic position high above San Leonardo in Passiria.

If you would like to combine a visit to the museum with a nice walk, you can choose between the Andreas Hofer round trail and the path through the Passirio Canyon. The round trail leads you from the tourist office to the Sandhof farm in about 1.5 hours. The latter, however, takes you from the San Leonardo sports area to the Bunker Mooseum, a museum in Moso in Passiria (2.5 hours each direction). And how to reach the MuseumPasseier? It can be found along the state road and offers a parking space. Also the bus stops near the entrance (bus stop "Sandhof").

Contact info

Opening times

  • Thu 08 Dec closed
  • Fri 09 Dec closed
  • Sat 10 Dec closed
  • Sun 11 Dec closed
  • Mon 12 Dec closed
  • Tue 13 Dec closed
  • Wed 14 Dec closed

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Christmas holidays 2022 (12/28/2022 - 01/06/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 16:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 16:00

New Year's Eve 2022 (12/31/2022) 10:00 - 16:00

New Year 2023 (01/01/2023) 10:00 - 16:00

Epiphany 2023 (01/06/2023) 10:00 - 16:00

Spring 2023 (04/01/2023 - 05/31/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2023 (06/01/2023 - 09/10/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 10.00 adults
€ 9.00 adults (with guest card)
€ 9.00 seniors 65+
€ 9.00 students
€ 9.00 people with disabilities
€ 7.00 groups (more than 10 persons)

free for children and young people under 18 years

More information

Free guided tour "Hofer Highlights" in German language every Friday from 11 am till noon time, reservation not needed. Guided tour for groups of more than 10 persons on request by email.

In winter, the MuseumPasseier stays open only during the Christmas holidays (Dec 28, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023), the summer season 2023 will start on the 1st of April.

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