Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Travel Guide

Innsbruck, Tirol, and Vorarlberg Sights

Burg Hasegg and Hall Mint

  • Burg Hasegg Map It
  • Hall in Tirol
  • Government Building

Published 06/06/2017

Fodor's Review

Built to protect the salt mines and trade on the River Inn, Burg Hasegg was enlarged into a showpiece castle by Duke Siegmund and Emperor Maximilian I. Meanwhile, the first silver coin in Tirol, the taler (say it quickly and you'll realize it was the root of the modern word, dollar), emerged from the mint in the center of Hall. In 1567, Ferdinand II moved the mint to Burg Hasegg, and thereafter the fortunes of the mint and the castle became intertwined. In the 18th century 17 million Maria Theresia taler were minted here and became a valued currency throughout the world. Today, you can visit the mint museum—even mint your own coin—and climb to the top of the Mint Tower for splendid views.

Sight Information

Address:

Burg Hasegg, Hall in Tirol, Tirol, A-6060, Austria

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Phone:

0680-553–2117

Sight Details:

  • €6; €4 for mint only

Published 06/06/2017

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