This museum is accommodated in the Sandhof, the birthplace and residence of Andreas Hofer, famous freedom fighter.
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“Heroes & Hofer”, this is how the circuit in the cellar of the Sandhof in San Leonardo in Passiria is called. It is meant to provide information regarding the way of thinking of freedom fighters as well as the reasons for their actions. The happenings of 1809 are commented and tackled from various points of view.
The history of the Tyrolean hero is put in a European context and the heroes are made appear in a different light. Moreover questions are promptet that never have been asked before. The myth Andreas Hofer is softly removed and replaced by the mechanism in the society that makes ordinary humans become heroes. The history of Andreas Hofer, from a European point of view opens up new horizons and liberates from obstinate patriotism and one-sided knowledge.
The new permanent exhibition has been established in the course of preparations for the 200th anniversary of the freedom fights of 1809. Particularly interesting, also for visitors without previous knowledge are the written information accompanying the exhibition, also suitable for children. Of course in the museum there are also initiatives enriching MuseumPasseier with special content.
Further details about other seats of the museum can be found in the articles below. There is for example the bunker Mooseum at Moso in Passiria, the alp museum on the Pfandler alpine pasture of San Martino, the French cemetery in San Leonardo and Giovo Castle. All of these places are testimonies of an intense time in the past. In 2012 the MuseumPasseier was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award.
Opening hours and prices:
from mid March to the beginning of November Tuesday - Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm, ticket adults from Euro 8.00, free entry for children up to 5 years
On feast Mondays and in August and September, the museum is also open on Mondays.
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