All the objects on display in the museum come from the former parish of Saint Nicholas. Most of them were gifts from the ‘Saint Nicolatains’ who had been assigned to leave the village and make a living abroad.
Indeed from the XVth century on and all through to the XVIIIth century the village resources were too scarce to feed its growing population. Some became peddlers ,others craft workers . Quite a few settled abroad in Switzerland , Germany or Austria and came to be important figures in such towns as Vienna, Munchen or Inglostadt. They would send gifts- either money or religious objects- back to their home parish. These highly generous gifts were meant to Honour God , ensured the donor’s salvation and were also tokens of the donor social importance in the community life of his home village.
St Nicholas’ treasure escaped the devastation of the revolutionaries thanks to Reverend David, the parish priest who hid it in the village.
A wealth of information on the civil and religious rural society of the village in the XVIIIth century also describes the peasant life, the Baroque style and the importance of peddling in the region in those days.
On the first floor the peddlers’ room offers temporary exhibitions during the peak seasons ( winter and summer)
Please contact the museum for further information.
Hotels and restaurants in the village
The museum is equipped with impaired mobility facilities.
Large car parks nearby .
|Price per person||Individuals
(minimum 5 persons, maximum 9)
(minimum 10 persons, maximum 30)
|Museum: Free visit||3,50 €||2,00 €|
|Museum: Guided visit||5,00 €||80,00 €|
|Church: Guided visit||3,00 €||80,00 €|
Guided visit Museum+Church
|7,00 €||90,00 €|