Waidring – Village of the Bells

Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 am

Waidring – the Tyrol’s ‘village of the bells’ – offers the first of two highlights with the opening of the Glockenwelt (‘World of Bells’) exhibition on 14 September.

The traditional trade of bell casting will reawaken under the futuristic dome of the Biatron and become an interactive experience for young and old.

Bell casting has a long tradition in Waidring. Two of the four bell foundries in Tyrol can still be found here today.

The idea of coming to terms with the exciting stories surrounding this historical handicraft was always something that was discussed in this Pillersee valley community.

With the foundation of the association “Glockendorf.Tirol” new momentum came into the topic and after two years of preparation the Glockenwelt exhibition is the result.

Glockendorf Waidring
©Tourismusverband PillerseeTal

An interactive experience for young and old

Visitors will experience the exciting world on four levels from the casting of the bell up to the listening stations featuring important elements of the local history.

“You will get a great insight into the importance bells had and still have for us in Waidring,” says bell founder Wolfgang Olivier.

Official opening and opening hours

The official opening of the Bell World will take place on the evening of 14 September.

On 15 September the Glockendorf.Tirol association will hold an “Open Doors Day”.

From 16 September to 31 October the exhibition is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 13.00 to 17.00.

In the winter season the Glockenwelt can be visited on Tuesdays and Fridays between 13.00 and 17.00. Admission for adults is five Euros (four Euros with PillerseeTaler guest card). The exhibition is free of charge for children up to the age of six.

New from summer 2020: Glockenerlebnisweg Waidring

Next summer, in addition to the exhibition, the Glockenerlebnisweg (the ‘Bell Experience Trail’) will also open its doors. The tour leads via interactive stations from the front of the Biatron, via the bell foundries and the church to the village centre where the new, large carillon awaits visitors.

More information: www.glockendorf.tirol