Museum of Minerals of Tiso
Already in the 70s, the tourist authority of Tiso irregularly put on display minerals in an exhibition of 2 weeks. When in the 90s, the mineral searcher Paul Fischnaller relinquished his comprehensive mineral collection to the municipal corporation, it was displayed in different rooms. Finally in September 1999, in the ground floor of the club house, the Museum of Minerals was inaugurated.
The collection is highly impressive. The highlights are the so-called characteristic “Teiser Kugeln”, that is to say minerals with a diameter of up to 20 cm that developed in air pockets of quartz-porphyry stone. The infiltration of saline solutions caused agates, amethysts and berg crystals to develop. However, the minerals do not only come from Tiso, but also from other areas such as other South Tyrolean valleys, Switzerland, Valle Aosta, the Mont-Blanc region and Idar Oberstein in Rheinland-Pfalz.
Right at the beginning of the museum you can learn more about the formation of minerals. What is particularly recommendable is a closer look at the minerals through the microscope. The visit to the museum terminates in the museum shop, where you can purchase deepening material or your personal jewellery or healing stone. The museum by the way also organizes special exhibitions.
Sunday before Easter to Sunday after All Saint’s Day from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 12 and 2 - 4 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm - 5 pm, closed on Mondays.
Adults normal tickets from 5 Euros, kids up to 6 for free