Tradition and culture
experience the old traditions in Tux-Finkenberg
Within the holiday region Tux-Finkenberg everyone is rooted with tradition.
The Mehlerhaus was built in the 17th century, and has been restored by the district of Tux with the assistance of the local population to create a cultural centre including a small museum. The farm was occupied until 1992 and contains a beautiful old wooden “Stube” and a kitchen which once was the centre of this traditional farmer’s family life.
New, interesting exhibition "GiZiGi - summit meeting of the Zillertal giants" by Josef Wartelsteiner, as well as the permanent exhibition from the Tux magnesite plant, old equipment from agriculture, trade and household, Tux then and now.
"GiZiGi - summit meeting of the Zillertal giants" - an artistic exhibition about the mountains and natural treasures of the Zillertal Alps
An exhibition - shaped by the works of Josef Wartelsteiner, created and designed by numerous hardworking thinkers, craftsmen, helpers and supporters.
Entrance: Free of charge!
- July - September: Monday and Friday 01 a.m. - 06 p.m.
- Christmas - Easter: Friday 01 a.m. - 06 p.m.
The Tux mill goes back to 1839 and has been renovated to provide a piece of mountain peasant history. In the earlier days, farmsteads had to be self-sufficient and barley grew well even at these heights. Barley flour was not only used to bake bread but rather certain types of pastries (sweet noodles, Austrian doughnuts, etc.).
Opening hours: Every Montay from 1.00 - 5.00 p.m. (Mid June - End of September)
The Old Jöchl-House in Madseit is one of the oldest wooden houses in North Tyrol. A dendrochronological examination by the University of Innsbruck proved it to be around 600 years old. So the Old House existed even before Kolumbus first landed in America. It was home to many, many generations of mountain farmers. Over the centuries, it has been continuously inhabited and has so kept its unique atmosphere until this day.
Exhibition"The Crystals of the Stone Age Hunters"
Location: The old house in Madseit, Tux
How to get there: The old house is located across the street of Cafe Sepp in Madseit
Tel +43 5287 87668 or E-mail: [email protected]
Destination address for the tourist information:
A-6293 Tux, Lanersbach 401
Plan your route online:
The airports at Innsbruck, Salzburg and Munich are between 90 and 230 km from Tux-Finkenberg.