Hasegg Castle / Hall’s Mint

Birthplace of the dollar

Here you can follow the history of the Thaler and the Dollar. Fascinating details on minting coins and the powerful machines that go with them can be discovered here – explained by Mint Master Franz via audio guide. The exhibition outlines the beginnings of the dollar, the secrets of important coins, and present powerful mint masters.

Mint Tower

The striking mint tower is the landmark of the city of Hall, not far from Innsbruck. Until 1809, the preferential right of the town of Hall was exercised here.

Minting of coins

Visitors of Hasegg Castle / Hall’s Mint can even have their own coin engraved. Embossing is particularly popular with companies. Personal coinage can also be used by individuals as a novel gift idea for occasions of all kinds.
 

Rolling mint

The replica of the world's first coin minting machine is impressive in many respects. As a technical sensation in the 16th century with the same dimensions it has today, it processed about 4,000 coins per day. The unique specimen also impresses with its weight and size.

The landmark of the city of Hall

In addition to the highlight of the museum, the replica of the world's first coin minting machine, as well as the ascent to the legendary Mint Tower (Münzerturm) is an unforgettable experience. The landmark of the city of Hall offers - accompanied by light and sound effects – a breath-taking view of the whole Inn Valley and the Karwendel Mountains.

 

Descending the spiral staircase with three flights of stairs, visitors discover the home of the kestrels, the largest silver thaler in the world, and the city archaeology, which tells of Hall's history and everyday medieval life. At the end of the museum tour you will be guided through the two knight's rooms, in which various special exhibitions of contemporary art are presented, and to the shop, where you can mint a commemorative coin yourself.

Opening hours

April to October:

 

Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Last admission 04:00 pm

Closed on Mondays

November to March*:

 

Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Last admission 04:00 p

Closed on Sundays and Mondays

 

* Closed on these days:

01/11/2019, 22/12 to 26/12/2019, 31/12/2019 and 01/01/2020

How to get here & Contact

Hasegg Castle / Hall’s Mint
Burg Hasegg 6 | 6060 Hall in Tirol, Österreich
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