Wido Sieberer from Kitzbühel introduces you to his workplace - and he's passionate about it, because the Museum Kitzbühel has a lot to offer.
Museum director with heart and soul
Wido Sieberer, a native of Kitzbühel, puts his heart and soul into his work as director of the Museum Kitzbühel | Sammlung Alfons Walde. And he has been doing so for 27 years. This makes him a true veteran of Kitzbühel. When asked about his favorite room, the trained ancient historian and archaeologist answers with the lecture hall on the top floor, which offers a unique view of the historic roof truss as well as a wonderful view out to both the front and back of town.
A real piece of history
The building of the Museum Kitzbühel in the Hinterstadt is considered one of the oldest in the Gamsstadt and is thereby composed of three different components. Firstly, the former city tower, which was once also part of the city wall. Furthermore, the historical building consists of the former grain storehouse and the former forestry office or district administration. The redevelopment of the latter part of the building at Hinterstadt 34 was carried out with the active support of the Kitzbühel Förderverein under President Signe Reisch. Full of gratitude, the convinced Kitzbüheler shows for their commitment.
Kitzbühel in all its facets of the past and present
The museum holds three exciting permanent exhibitions: The exhibition of Kitzbühel's town history holds many different exhibits from the Romanesque period to the 20th century, impressively showing both medieval and baroque Kitzbühel. In addition, the exhibition includes a prehistoric section with collections and objects from the Bronze Age, the beginning of the settlement of the Kitzbühel area.
A permanent exhibition is also dedicated to the subject of winter sports. In addition to numerous pieces of winter sports equipment, some of which are antique, the fascinating triumphs of many famous Kitzbühel ski racers, such as the Kitzbühel Miracle Team and the successes of Toni Sailer in Cortina, are also on display. There will also be a particular focus on tourism development towards an attractive winter sports metropolis and resort with an international reputation.
With the Alfons Walde Collection, a fixed exhibition is dedicated to the famous Kitzbühel artist. Over 60 paintings such as "Almen im Schnee", "Auracher Kirchl" or "Aufstieg" and 100 graphics of the famous artist are exhibited here. The internationally renowned painter and architect significantly shaped the symbolic image of Tyrol, including the tourist term "Tyrol", with his works depicting the local landscape with its idyllic atmosphere.
These fixed museum contents are accompanied by special exhibitions that change several times a year. "That's actually very attractive, it's a great challenge to take on the task of working that out and then presenting it,"
Wido counters. However, they all have in common that there is a connection to Kitzbühel.
#LocalHeroes from Kitzbühel
It is the people who make Kitzbühel and its holiday villages Reith, Aurach and Jochberg this special. These are exactly the personalities we are talking about in our "LocalHeroes" series, in which the true heroes of our region are put in the spotlight. They would never call themselves heroes, but they are: Because it is only due to their passion for what they do that we can all experience the unique Kitzbühel attitude to life.