Museum of Tyrolean Farmsteads, Kramsach

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The Museum of Tyrolean Farms is an open-air museum in Kramsach, Austria. As at 2009 the museum had around 30 historic farmsteads and other historic rural buildings as well as their associated barns, sheds, alms and storehouses.HistoryIn 1974 the Museum of Tyrolean Farms Society was founded with the aim of transporting farmhouses typical of North, South and East Tyrol, together with all their buildings and equipment, to a site of about 8ha and rebuilding them there. The prototype was open-air museums in Scandinavia, for example the Skansen in Stockholm founded in 1891. Initially the number of farmhouses was 14; when the museum is full there will be 50 individual museum displays.The museum and its purposeThe museum farms are arranged along a valley that broadly represents the geographical situation of Tyrol. The farms are open and accessible and some of them are historically furnished and equipped. In each farm there is a detailed description of its construction, age and original location. As well as farms, the museum also has a school, a shooting range, a watermill, a smithy, a fire station and a public baths. The oldest farms are the Tierstaller from South Tyrol, a farmhouse with a Paarhof layout from before 1500 and the Alter Segger from East Tyrol with roots going back to the Middle Ages around 1400.The museum carries out research, education and building conservation. Visiting schoolchildren are given a vivid insight into the agricultural history of the Tyrol.
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  • We were the first ones there this morning about 9am, so it was quiet, peaceful and so so interesting. Lots of walking and exploring the farm and barns from 1500s-1700s. If you like farm life...  more »
  • very authentic - very quiet and peaceful - you can take a guide our just enjoy peacefully walking through the authentic farmhouse collection of tyrollean farmhouses - developed by a great Believer of....  more »
  • The museum is very nice and big with a lot of well preserved old farm houses. The scenery is also wonderful. The restaurant next to the entrance was very good also.
  • This Tyrolean open-air museum is located between Innsbruck and Kufstein and has been founded in 1974. The place is really big and you can walk through the old farms without even realizing that you are in a museum. Visiting the houses and the old farms is an amazing experience and is quite educational as well. The museum has been renovated with some interesting interactive video stories that explain some of the aspects of the life at the time. Walking through the park can take few hours especially if you want to have a look inside the farms too. It's quite recommend if the weather is nice and a visit with children will make them happy as they can enjoy the nature. Don't forget to visit the restaurant wich is really good. By the way, from time to time they have exhibitions: today for example there was the medieval time rehearsal with people walking around with typical costumes and working on old lost jobs. Really well done!
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