Tiroler Steinöl is a tried and tested natural remedy which has been used by locals for centuries. Visitors to the Vitalberg in Pertisau can learn more about the history and mining of this "stone oil" in the Bächental Valley before stocking up in the museum shop.
When it comes to Tiroler Steinöl you can talk for hours about polymers and organically bound carbons in the Earth's crust. You can reflect on the fact that these kerogenes were formed many millions of years ago in oxygen-free conditions from the remains of dead plankton, algae and bacteria, before coming to the surface as a result of the tectonic plates being pushed together to form the Alps. Or you can tell the famous tale of the giants Haymon (the goodie) and Thyrsus (the baddie), according to which Haymon injured Thyrsus's heel and caused blood to flow out and into the ground, where it was sealed in the rock and is today known as "Tyrschenöl", another word for Tiroler Steinöl.
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These are just some of the fascinating insights which await visitors to the Tiroler Steinöl Vitalberg in Pertisau, an interactive museum which tells the story of how Tiroler Steinöl was discovered and has been mined for many hundreds of years in the Bächental Valley. The museum also has its own shop selling this most natural and traditional of Tirolean products with a high sulphur concentration good for both skin and hair. Tiroler Steinöl is one of the best home remedies out there for all manner of aches and pains.