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Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

Leopoldstrasse 53, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
0043-512-59416-37
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Ranked #18 of 36 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Museums
Owner description: A 400-year old bell foundry and museum of bell-making.
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Type: Museums
Owner description: A 400-year old bell foundry and museum of bell-making.

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Let me tell you this: Although I've heard church bells ringing probably hundreds of times growing up in my hometown in Germany, I never spent much thought about the process behind crafting a bell. Well, until now. I don't know whether it was our overly charming guide (and part of the Grassmayr family) Elisabeth, or the impressive visit of the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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37 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a great little museum, part of the Grassmayr bell foundry, which has been in business for over 400 years. Grassmayr began as an itinerant bell founder who would go from place to place and cast bells on-site because until the 19th century there were no roads strong enough to transport them. The museum discusses all the details of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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527 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

There are a lot of bells on show and you can visit the workshop where bells are made. During our visit, there was a huge bell being polished in the workshop and a large load ready for delivery. A fascinating visit!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Are you tired of seeing the ABCs? - another b***dy church/castle etc? Well, here is an interesting alternative, or maybe a bit of fun for the geeky types. Prepare for a lot of reading and such, and a lot of new knowledge about bells! The fun part is rewarding your study in the museum with a bit of play in... More 

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Moira, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We came here with the Innsbruck card as our last visit before getting the train back to Seefeld, we stayed so long we had to catch the next one. There is a long history of bell making here , the museum has multilingual displays and a lot of bells on display of all shapes and sizes. The highlights are the... More 

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Chilcoot, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We really enjoyed the bell museum; probably one of our favorite museums. And they are still making bells! We walked from old town and took the bus back.

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Worcester
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We really enjoyed the opportunity to learn how bells are actually made. And who knows better than these people whose family has been making bells for 400 years? The museum shows you how a bell starts as ore and then the steps it goes through to becoming a bell. There is also a room showing the acoustics involved in different... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

A very different touring experience, where you even get to ring some big bells yourself. Surprisingly absorbing and fascinating, and a pleasant if longish walk from the centre. Interesting shop too.

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Midland,GA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

I cannot imagine anyone saying, that this could be disappointing'!Such an old building, a working place,and in US we are not even 1/2 that old not do we keep and preserve history nearly as well! It was so interesting, You get to learn about sound travel, pitches,etc. which was extremely interesting to our family since we all play more than... More 

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Nahariya
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dont go there Ttere is nothing special there.It is not a museum it is more like a shop .There are more interesting places to go in Innsbruck

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