Royal and Imperial Museum - Bad Egart

The so-called “K.u.K. Museum Bad Egart” near Parcines deals with the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Bad Egart is a very special place, as it is considered to be the most ancient spring of Tyrol. Already in 1430 AD this spring was provably used and abandoned only in 1970. Probably the history of Bad Egart dates back to the Roman period, when the spring was used for drinking and bath cures. The name is based on the nymph Egeria of the Roman mythology. And in this historic place, part of an ancient spa, antiquities and curiosities tell more about the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

What you can admire are exhibits of the ancient spa and an impressive Habsburg collection from the Empress Elisabeth of Austria (”Sisi”) to Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, inter alia also very personal items. Exhibited are also a Biedermeier kitchen, a corner shop of the Val Senales and a wide variety of folk art antiquities, shown in 60 vitrines. This is all due to the owner and collector Karl Platino, known as “Onkel Taa”, who arranged this museum within a period of 50 years. The restaurant close by carries his name.

Worth mentioning is also the outer part of the museum, which is freely accessible. In this open air museum you can e.g. see how the Iceman lived. There is also a copy of the glacial mummy. Moreover you can admire stone masks and menhirs, a snail culture and a reconciliation chapel. In this little chapel the church clock (of 1721) of the sunken steeple of Lake Resia found its new home. What is also commented on is the history of the South Tyrolean farmers, providing an insight into their lives. The museum can be reached by the Val Venosta Train or by bus (213-A Merano - Parcines).

Summer opening hours: from March 29 to to November 4, 2018
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 4 pm
closed on Mondays

Winter opening hours: from December 25, 2017, to January 7, 2018
daily from 10.30 am to 4 pm and from 6.30 pm to 8 pm

9.50 Euros (adults)
family ticket available
reduction with the GuestCard Merano and environs
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card
open air museum freely accessible

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 967342,

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