With over half a millennium of settlement history, Bürserberg with its unique location and landscape diversity, tells a tale of strength against adversity. Out of the rough and wild mountain our ancestors created one of the most beautiful mountain villages, but with the rapid decline of this way of life over the last few decades it is now imperative that we preserve the history, memory and heritage.
The Paarhof "Buacher" was moved from Chapina in the years 1991 - 1993 to an ideal location in the village centre. Come and see for yourself this unique insight into Walser settlement culture.
From the beginning of the summer season 2014, fans of alpine mountain sports can gain first-hand experience of the evolution of Alpine skiing. The Heimatmuseum Paarhof Buacher in Bürserberg is home to the exhibition “100 years of skiing history” which highlights everything from simple wooden slats with laced bindings, to adventurous construction experiments and state-of-the-art racing skis.
Among the exhibits on display are the skis used by Toni Sailer (triple Olympic champion and seven times world champion) as well as Karl Schranz (triple world champion). Numerous information boards and pictures give an insight into the origin of the skiing and the exciting stories of those ski pioneers. Recognition is given to the Vorarlberg heroes of skiing, but also to the development of skis and bindings. In addition, old alpine equipment can be explored.
Guided tours are offered by the museum guide Reinhard Morscher or by Fredy Glauninger, curator of the exhibition.
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