St. Michael Parish Museum and Völs Museum of Archeology

Boznerstr. 4 39050 Völs am Schlern
Description to arrive at destination

On foot:

At the traffic circle from Völs am Schlern turn into Dorfstraße, at the second traffic circle take the third exit. At the tobacco store turn left until you reach the parish church, at the cemetery is the St. Michael Capella.

By car:

At the traffic circle of Völs am Schlern turn into the Dorfstraße, at the second traffic circle take the third exit. Since the road ends there for vehicles and you have to continue on foot, we recommend you to find a parking place in the surrounding.


All over Völs am Schlern you can park up to 1h free, also near the church. Up to 3h you can park in the underground car park of Völs am Schlern in the Dorfstraße. Otherwise, there is a paid parking zone at the Bezugsgenossenschaft in Stegerweg 1.

General description

The Parish Museum

The parish museum St. Michael was established in 1980 as the first of its kind in the Chapel of St. Michael which had been restored by the Provincial Monuments Office. It was created an exhibition space which was created in order to protect the works of art and to make them accessible to the public.

The exhibition comprises over 20 individual objects or groups of objects, including the winged altar of St. Peter am Bühel (year 1510), the altarpiece of St. Constantine (year 1519) and the former baroque high altarpiece from the parish church (Adoration of the Magi, Year 1742, a masterpiece of the painter Johann Jakob Delai from Bolzano). Furthermore the "Probst Nativity" which was created by the handicapped artist Augustin Alois Probst from Sterzing around 1805 - the so-called Kastengrippe. Worth seeing are the 42 miniature scenes with the entire history of salvation from the birth to the suffering the Passion and the Resurrection up to the Ascension of Christ, among others with more than 240 expressively carved wooden figures.


Archeology Museum:

In the crypt of the St. Michael's Chapel an archeological collection was built, which can be visited during a guided tour. There are findings from the different epochs - from the Neolithic period to the early modern times - are exhibited, such as the crescent-shaped bronze fibula from the 6th/5th century B.C. In addition, there is also a fragment of a Roman gravestone and so much more to discover.

Public transport
Go out at the bus stop of Völs am Schlern.

Bus Nr. 176 Seis-Völs-Ums-Prösels
Bus Nr. 170 Brixen-Kastelruth-Seis-Völs-Bozen
Bus Nr. 2 Seis-Völs
Recommended period
June, July, August, September