Town guide Hall in Tirol
The 700-year-old town of Hall is situated 10km to the East of Innsbruck. During the Middle Ages it was much larger and more important than today's federal capital, Innsbruck. The town flourished in the 13th century because of the vast deposits of salt in the area. The importance of the town increased dramatically, when during the 15th century the ducal mint at Merano in South Tyrol was moved here. Minted here was the first silver coin, the Thaler, which became the predecessor of the American dollar.
Occupying a prime location in the town's historic core is one of the finest squares in Austria, the Obere Stadtplatz. Of special interest here are the late-Gothic St Nikolaus parish church and the old town hall. Hall's civic authorities have won a number of awards for the successful restoration of the old town.
Guided tour through the medieval Old Town. Sightseeing includes the Obere Stadtplatz, the Town Hall, St Nikolaus parish church, the St Magdalena chapel and the Stiftsplatz (duration of tour: approx. 1 hour)
Regular guided tours (possible year-round):
Monday, 10:00 am
Thursday, 10:00 am
Saturday, 10:00 am
Meet at: Tourist office, Unterer Stadtplatz 19
Price for the regularly guided town tour
|with guestcard||EUR 5,00|
|Town guided tour & Mining museum "Combi" ticket|
|with guestcard||EUR 7,50|
Please ask about guided tours at other times!
Information for groups:
Tourismusverband Region Hall-Wattens
Tel.: +43 (0)5223 45544-23, Fax: -20