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today

morning
10°C
70% Fineweather
2800m
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morning 10°C

Friday

Friday
18°C
70% Fineweather
3200m
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Saturday

Saturday
18°C
80% Fineweather
3100m
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Forecast

After this nice day, the weather is still in a good mood today! In the morning, there will be only a few harmless bands of clouds which will thicken a bit towards evening.

Tendency

A gentle October is followed by a hard January“, goes one of the few country sayings that is approved by science. And in view of today’s trend, we can look forward to a cold and hard January. During the entire next week, October will remain sunny and very “gentle”!

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Tourist information Zirl


Mon-Fri: 9.00am-12noon
and 3.00pm-6.00pm

Tourist office Rum


Mon-Fri: 8.00am-12.00noon

The heart of nativity scene building

Zirl has a lot to offer – and is the proud centre of traditional nativity scene building. The charming village is home to an impressive Nativity Scene Museum that delights visitors both big and small with its valuable collection of typical nativity scenes from Zirl. In addition to the Nativity Scene Museum, there is also a Local History Museum that gives an amazing insight into the past with ancient writings, photographs and equipment, as well as household and agricultural tools.

Culture & tradition

The Local History Museum is also home to sketches and drawings by one of Zirl’s true “stars” – the extraordinary church painter Franz Plattner. These are only a few of the valuable testimonies that Franz Plattner left behind – the interior of the Parish Church of the Holy Cross, located just a few steps away from the museum, is also adorned with beautiful frescos by this artist from Zirl.

Winter is a time of tranquillity and reflection, when numerous Christmas concerts and magical Christmas markets create a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

The art of creating carnival costumes out of corn plants is something unique to the region. The costumes are worn by the “Türggeler” – traditional characters who appear at the beginning of Lent and initiate the end of carnival season.

Lent is the time of Passion cribs

Decorating the traditional nativity mountain is a celebrated custom in Zirl: During the Christmas season, it’s a nativity scene full of characters. During Lent, it’s transformed into a Passion crib featuring an Easter scene for guests and locals to admire. The Calvary Church is also home to a Passion crib, which features painted paper figures that are displayed until after Easter.

Contact & information

Nativity Scene and Local History Museum
Dorfplatz 2
6170  Zirl
+43 5238 / 54 382
heimatmuseum@zirl.at

Opening times
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 am - 12 noon
Nativity scenes: 6 January to 2 February (Candlemas)
Saturday and Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm



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