Glockenmuseum Grassmayr Innsbruck Reviews
bell, bells and more bells Apr 19, 2011
When you are in Austria you hear the sound of bells almost everywhere. In Innsbruck, a real city of bell towers, they even have a museum of bells, called the “Glockengiesserei Grassmayr”.
The Grassmayr family is one of the most famous bell foundries in Austria and surrounding countries.
The family started casting bells and bronze statues since 1599 and to this day they still cast bells for countries all over the world.
Inside the museum you learn more about the process of casting a bell, the significance of a bell in Austria, how to make different sounds and more importantly, you can even test it yourself inside the “sound room”, your moment of personal fun with several different types of bells.
When you follow the guidelines of the tour on the floor you can even take a quick look at the foundry. Unfortunately it is forbidden to enter it, but you can see a part of the process of modern bell casting through a window.
Outside in a small garden of the museum you find several bells from different ages, the oldest one dates back to the beginning of the Grassmayr foundry, around the year 1600.
At the end of the tour you arrive like many other museums inside a small souvenir shop where you can buy all kinds of bells, statues and music boxes.
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