Franz Michael Felder (1839 - 1869)
The museum is located on the upper floor of the new house of culture and commerce in the centre of the village. An overdimensional illuminated wall constitutes the focal point of the exhibition, illustrating Franz Michael Felder’s life and work by means of quotations, pictures and texts. Sound and lighting effects form the central elements of the exhibition’s design.
1839 - On 13.5. Franz Michael Felder was born in Schoppernau, the second child of Jakob Felder, a farmer and cartmaker, and Maria Felder, neé Moosbrugger. His older brother Jakob had died in 1837.
1840 – In September Felder lost his healthy left eye during an operation carried out by a drunken doctor. As a result of this botched surgery, Felder’s mother suffered a miscarriage. Felder’s brother Josef died a few months later on 4.12.
In summer guided walks take in the museum, the family’s house, the Vorsäß (early summer alm hut) and Felder’s grave.
Opening times (all year round):
Mon 16.00 – 18.00, Thur 9.00 – 11.00
Fri 17.00 – 19.00, Sun 09.30 – 11.30
Visits at other times can be arranged by phoning ahead.
Group tours are possible on prior request.