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Schloss Lerchen MUSEUM & capuchin tower MUSEUM 

Museums in Radstadt

Take a fascinating tour of local history in these two museums of Radstadt. Heimatmuseum Schloss Lerchen introduces visitors to famous local people down the years, provides insights into the crafts and skills of yesteryear, and reveals plenty about the geology and landscape of the region. The Kapuzinerturm museum is an interesting place to visit, not least because of its artfully crafted roof truss and the history of the tower itself. A multimedia presentation takes visitors back to the age of the peasant revolts in 1526.

Museum Kapuzinerturm Radstädter Museumsverein 6
Radstädter Museumsverein
Museum Schloss Lerchen Radstädter Museumsverein 5
Radstädter Museumsverein
Museum Schloss Lerchen Radstädter Museumsverein Thomas Stiegler 1
Radstädter Museumsverein/Thomas Stiegler
Museum Kapuzinerturm Radstädter Museumsverein Thomas Stiegler 1
Radstädter Museumsverein/Thomas Stiegler
Schloss Lerchen Museum 

The 'Heimat' museum, in an original building whose existence was first documented in 1289, is home to the following fascinating exhibitions:

  • History of Radstadt
  • Famous local people (e.g. Paul Hofhaimer)
  • Historic crafts & Radstadt ceramics
  • The development of skiing
  • Geology & topology - the 'hands-on' science of rocks
  • Adventure and discorvery cave for kids
  • 'Window on the Silurian Age' and the ocean floor 400 million years ago
Capuchin tower museum

The Capuchin tower was erected in 1526, during the peasant revolts and provides information on the following issues:

  • Story of the 1526 peasant revolts with an impressive  multimedia film show
  • Farming life deep in the mountains centuries ago
  • Architecture & viewing of the artfully crafted 16th century roof truss
  • Traditional Perchten & Krampus ghouls
  • Changing special exhibitions