Museum Zwerger
Museum Zwerger

Prince-Bishop Johannes Zwerger Museum

The birth house of Prince Bishop Johannes Zwerger is located in Anterivo, a municipality in the Monte Corno Nature Park

Johann Baptist Zwerger, born on June 23, 1824, in Anterivo (Altrei) in South Tyrol, was a clergyman and professor at the seminary in Trento, from 1863 vicar general for the German part of the Diocese of Trento and from 1867 also Prince Bishop of Seckau near Salzburg in Austria. As Council Father, he took part in the sessions of the 1st Vatican Council, which in summer 1870 proclaimed the doctrine of the Pope's infallibility "in final decisions in doctrines of faith and morals".

In addition to 60 pastoral letters, Bishop Zwerger also wrote numerous other publications, including "Die Reise in die Ewigkeit" (1872), and was highly revered in his home parish. He died in Graz in 1893, but his home in Anterivo has been preserved and made accessible to the public as a bishop's museum known as "Museum Fürstbischof Johannes Zwerger" in German. Old furnishings are on display here, as well as writings, pictures and documents illustrating his life.

And how to reach the museum in the birth house of Prince Bishop Johannes Zwerger? It is located in Guggal, a district of the municipality of Anterivo at about 1,180 m a.s.l. The village is located in the Monte Corno Nature Park near the provincial border and can be reached via the road from Ora (approx. 25 km). The museum can only be visited on a guided tour.

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The museum is open all year round only upon request by calling +39 0471 882077 / 882021.


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