Museum Passeier Obergeschoss
Museum Passeier Obergeschoss

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 museum at the Pfistrad Alp, 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 "Passeirer Schluchtenweg" path through the Passirio Gorge. 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 in 2.5 hours to the Bunker Mooseum which is accessible with a combined ticket. 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 ("Sandhof").

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Opening times

  • Sat 15 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 16 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 17 Jun closed
  • Tue 18 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 19 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 20 Jun 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 21 Jun 10:00 - 17:00

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Easter period 2024 (22/03/2024 - 14/04/2024)

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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 16:00

Spring 2024 (16/04/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2024 (04/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • 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

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2024 (10/09/2024 - 09/11/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Admission

€ 10.00 adults
€ 9.00 seniors 65+
€ 9.00 students
€ 9.00 people with disabilities
€ 7.00 groups (10 and more 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. "Freilicht Tour" in German language in June, July and August on Thursdays from 11 am till noon time, reservation not needed. Other guided tours: info@museum.passeier.it.

The MuseumPasseier stays open in summer and in winter (during the Christmas holidays), summer season start 2024 on March 22.

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