The history of skiing...
In the past decades, Christian Lingenhöle, as the operator of a sports shop, has built up an extensive collection of historical skis. After his retirement, he devoted himself even more intensively to this activity and this created the basis of the Vorarlberg FIS Ski Museum in Damüls.
The permanent exhibition of the Ski Museum focuses on three areas. Starting with the beginnings of skiing in Scandinavia, important Vorarlberg ski pioneers are presented. A second focus is on ski production. The fact that Vorarlberg is a state with a great racing tradition is proven by the long list of medals won by racing skiers at the Winter Olympics and World Ski Championships. All these successful athletes are present in the exhibition along with some objects. In addition to these three focal points, the display
area offers a comprehensive insight into the Lingenhöle Collection.
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In addition to historic skis, the focus is also on various equipment and memorabilia, clothing, photographs, literature and documents. Some curiosities illustrate the way in which past generations have experimented with skiing. A library and a historical archive are currently being built. Any information and objects will be accepted.
In the second half of the twentieth century, Damüls developed into a holiday destination that gained fame far beyond the borders of Vorarlberg. Many people have a special bond to this place because they have always returned to spend their holidays in Damüls. This resulted in intensive relationships with Damüls and his host families. Some of these relationships have lasted for many decades and for generations.
Opening times from mid-June - mid-October & mid-December - mid-April:
Tuesday and Friday from 15.00 - 18.00
free entry (voluntary donation)
Groups on request