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Museo delle Macchine da Scrivere - Peter Mitterhofer - Schreibmaschinenmuseum

39020 Parcines/Partschins (BZ), Italy (Trentino-Alto Adige)

Address Kirchplatz 10
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ
Typewriter, calculating and coding

Opening times
April – October: mon 2–6pm; tue–fri 10–12am + 2–6pm sat 10–12am
November – March: tue 10–12am
Aprile-Ottobre: Lun 14-18, Mar-Ven 10-12 e 14-18, Sab 10-12
Novembre-Marzo: Mar 10-12. Visite fuori orario su prenotazione.

April-Oktober: Mo 14-18 Uhr, Di - Fr 10-12, 14-18 Uhr, Sa 10-12 Uhr
November-März: Di 10-12 Uhr, sowie auf Anfrage.

Status from 10/2016
Adults: 7,00 €; pupils and teenagers (age >16) students: 2,00 €
Adulti: 7,00 €, anziani e gruppi: 6,30 €; studenti e ragazzi (fino 16 anni): 2,00 €
Erwachsene 7,00 €, ermäßigt 6,30 €; Schüler und Jugendliche (bis 16 Jahre): 2,00 €

Tel.:+39-0473-96 75 81  Fax:+39-0473-96 54 77  


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Location / Directions
N46.684266° E11.073476°N46°41.05596' E11°4.40856'N46°41'3.3576" E11°4'24.5136"

The typewritermuseum is located in the historical centre of Partschins, a small, picturesque village at the surroundings of Merano.

Some example model pages for sets you can see there:

D: Gemeinschaftserzeugn Enigma (1938)
D: Telefunken 6445GWK (T6445GWK) (1946/47)


Designed by the architects Georg Mitterhofer and Luciano Delugan it was built to honour the most famous citizen of Partschins, the inventor of the typewriter Peter Mitterhofer. The museum is set over four floors that offer various spacial perspectives and views.

Thanks to the donation of Kurt Ryba in 1993 – on the occasion of the centenary of Mitterhofer’s death – first steps were taken to build the museum.

With over 2000 objects the museum holds one of the biggest collections of antique typewriters and gives a good understanding of the history of the typewriter, starting with Mitterhofer’s invention in 1864, leading up to the digital era that has definitely replaced the typewriter with the introduction of the computer at the late 20th century.

Peter Mitterhofer

lived in Partschins from 1822 – 1893 where he invented the typewriter. Without any technical help and with simple tools only he developed five models of typewriters.
With two of his mainly wooden prototypes he went to Vienna asking the Austrian emperor Franz I for support. Ahead of his times, all his attempts to have success with his revolutionary invention were fruitless.
In all his lifetime he had no recognition at all, neither in his own village nor at the imperial court in Vienna.
The more tragically he experienced the advent of the american typewriters, which he commented in a poem: »The typewriter comes originally from Meran, in 1864 it was invented there by a carpenter.«

Paper Creation – Creative Handicraft Hour

Learn how to make handcrafted paper at the Typewritermuseum. Bring flowers or leaves to decorate your creations in this workshop for children and adults. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.