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Gailtal valley Museum of local history, Essl Collection

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Gailtal valley Museum of local history, Essl Collection
The Gailtal valley Museum of local history is established in Möderndorf Castle near Hermagor displaying over 5.000 exhibits of the unique Georg Essl Collection. Topics: palaeontology, archaeology, catholic and protestant religiousness, regional folk and everyday life culture, special exhibitions. Romantic palace garden – regional cooking (shop, coffeeshop) – 18 showrooms.


Bicycle adventure stop, „Experiencing nature“, coffee shop, garden and playground. New festival hall for cultural events.
Gailtal valley Museum of local history, Essl Collection
Möderndorf 1
9620 Hermagor
Phone +43(0)4282/3060
Mail Link gailtaler.heimatmuseum@ aon.at
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opening hours
Pre-season: 02/05-30/06 Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm; High season: 04/07-17/09 Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm; Low season 19/09-13/10 Tue-Fri 10 am-5 pm; Days off: pre- and low season: Sat, Sun, Mon; high season: Mon; Visit duration: 1 h

admission charges
1 free admission. Photo ID required!


BY CAR: from Villach/Kötschach main road B111 to Hermagor, then to Möderndorf (Egger Alm). BY TRAIN (line 670): Hermagor railway station. BY BUS (line 5058): from Hermagor railway station or Gasserplatz to Möderndorf.

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