Museum of minerals in the Ahrntal Valley in South Tyrol

Diamonds of the Alps

It was a passion for what is rare that inspired collectors here to open the biggest mineral exhibit in the Eastern Alps here in St. Johann in the Ahrntal Valley. Artur Kirchler, passionate mountaineer and explorer had a great dream – and he did indeed put this into action.

Over 1000 individual exhibits, in part over 30 million years old, are on show in the Museum of minerals in the Ahrntal Valley. The unique location of the Ahrntal Valley between the Hohe Tauern, the Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites is like a treasure trove of unusual finds, which are exhibited here with an attention to detail and informatively.

Precious items in the Museum of minerals in the Ahrntal Valley

Huge smoky quartz in South Tyrol are shimmering and beautiful; these very impressive items in this exquisite collection are a real highlight in the Museum of minerals. Excellent recreations of alpine clefts from the mines in Predoi await you here too.

In the multimedia room everything revolves around how minerals are formed, their occurrences and variety in the mountains. Discover this somewhat different museum with all the family. Small, yet perfectly formed, elegant and planned with attention paid to the very last detail, it is a gem in the Ahrntal Valley, home to our hotels in South Tyrol.

The Museum of minerals in the Ahrntal Valley is open throughout the year.