The Rhaetian people were a confederation of Alpine tribes who inhabited the central parts of present-day Tirol more than 2000 years ago. “Hohe Birga” excavation site close to Innsbruck details the archaeological discoveries made in the area.
Up on “Hohe Birga” hill stand the ruins of one of the best-preserved and most beautifully located Raetian settlements in Tirol. The walls of the two houses reach two meters high in places. A detailed archaeological survey of the area revealed evidence of human activity dating back more than 2000 years. The pre-Roman settlement is located only 500 meters out from the Birgitz village center. The two massive stone and loam dwellings have been exposed by archelogists of Innsbruck University and the Archaeological Trail has been created to guide the visitor on a tour of Raetian Birgitz. Artefacts on display at the Raetian Museum in the village center of Birgitz provide a basis for the presentation of Raetian history, customs and traditions and several exhibitions are specifically geared for children.