European Heritage Days | Lecture on the Poschachers
26. September 10:00 until 17:00
2 years ago
On Sunday, 12 September 2021, the Mining and Gothic Museum Leogang celebrates the European Heritage Days. The “Thurnhaus“ museum building used to be a medieval residential and defence tower at the Western border of the archbishopric of Salzburg. In Hütten, where the museum is located, the Leogang Valley is very narrow and could thus be easily controlled from the Thurnhaus. The Leogang Mining Museum Association bought this historical building a few years ago and, taking monumental preservation into account, carefully renovated it with the help of generous donors.
On the occasion of the European Heritage Days, the museum hosts a lecture on brothers Sebastian and Johann Poschacher, former proprietors of the Hüttwirt tavern in Leogang, and their successful offspring at 6 pm. Johann Poschacher finalised the Arlberg Tunnel project, his brother died in the Battle of Raab and his nephew in the Battle of Königgrätz. Today, the Poschaners are one of the wealthiest Austrian industrialist families thanks to their granite mining industry in Upper Austria. A performance of Hubert Steidl‘s musical ensemble follows the lecture. Afterwards, all visitors are invited to enjoy coffee and cake in the nearby Hüttwirt tavern.