Historic farmsteads, 37 of them to be precise, offer visitors to the Tirol Farmstead Museum in Kramsach a fascinating insight into life in the mountains and valleys of Tirol during the pre-industrial period. A great day out for all the family.
Blacksmith, village school, inn, mill and lumberjack's hut – the traditional buildings which make up the Tirol Farmstead Museum are arranged on the hilly terrain like they would be in a real-life village. They have all been preserved in their original state and brought to Kramsach from valleys across the region. The aim of the museum is to show visitors how the local population in Tirol lived and worked in times gone by. In seven of the buildings there are multimedia installations where characters talk about their lives, while another film shows how these impressive buildings made of wood were dismantled and transported to the museum. Children will enjoy the interactive stations with fun activities such as milking a cow and building a wooden hut. There are also a number of temporary exhibitions which change at regular intervals as well as a permenent exhibition on how in the past lumberjacks transported huge tree trunks felled in the mountains down into the valley via rushing streams and rivers. This extremely dangerous practice is now less common but can still be found in certain remote valleys in Tirol. Last but not least, visitors can explore the 3.2km circular walking path on their own or sign up for a guided tour lasting around two hours.