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Glockengiesserei Grassmayr

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Address: Leopoldstrasse 53, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
Phone Number: 0043-512-59416-37
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Description: A 400-year old bell foundry and museum of bell-making.

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A bit of alternative fun!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Vail, Colorado
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really fortunate to have Frau Grassmayr show us some key points of this super and unique museum. Really interesting to learn how bells are made, and how the process has changed little over the years. Definitely worth a visit, easy to walk from the station or on the sightseer bus. Aladdin's cave of a shop too!

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New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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41 attraction reviews
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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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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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Vail, Colorado
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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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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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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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39 helpful votes 39 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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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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