The Walser Museum in Triesenberg, Triesenberg - Switzerland Tourism

The Walser Museum in Triesenberg


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The Walser Museum in Triesenberg
Originally called the "Heimatmuseum", the Walser Museum was created in 1961 by the parish priest of Triesenberg at the time, Engelbert Bucher.

Since 1980 the museum has been located in the centre of the village, next to the Hotel Kulm. Its exhibits tell the history of Triesenberg and the local church and showcase many of the customs and traditions so central to the Walser population's way of life.

A multimedia show lasting around 25 minutes gives an insight into how the village hs changed over the centuries. In the basement visitors will find a permanent exhibition of wood sculptures by local artist Rudolf Schädler.

As well as the main building itself, the Walser Museum includes a 400-year-old traditional Walser house to the south of the cemetery, where visitors can find out about how the local population lived in the 19th century.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 7.45 a.m. until 12.00 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. until 5.45 p.m.
Saturday: 8.00 a.m. until 11.00 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. until 5.00 p.m.
Sunday and bank holidays: guided tours only (please book in advance)

Guests wishing to visit the 400-year-old traditional Walser house should enquire at reception in the main museum building.

Admission fees
Adults: 2.00 Swiss francs
Children: 1.00 Swiss francs

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