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At our museum, the human – the simple soldier – takes centre-stage, and with him his struggle in a period of European history that changed the world. 

The Museum 1915-1918

is situated in the town hall of Kötschach-Mauthen (Carinthia). The museum, established by the society Friends of the Dolomites in 1992, covers an area of 600m².

With more than 1.500 historical photographs and documents, numerous artefacts and war relics as well as replicas of alpine emplacements, the museum offers documentation of life at the front lines from the Ortler to the Adriatic Sea.

Opening hours (15 May to 15 October):

Tuesday to Friday 10:00 to 17:00 hrs.

Saturday, Sunday and holidays 14:00 to 18:00 hrs.

Monday Rest day

If booked well in advance, additional times can be arranged for visits.


Admission fees:

Adults: € 6

Seniors (62 and over) : € 5

Reduced : € 4 Children and young people (aged 6-17), students, people with special needs, civil servants 

Families: € 14 (2 adults + 2 children)


If requested, we ask that you present an ID card!

Photography permit: € 2 – required for all cameras including smartphones. This permit does not include any rights to republication.

The use of tripods and flash is prohibited.

Special exhibitions

At regular intervals, we focus on a special subtopic of WWI or the time immediately before or after the war, respectively. The aim of these special exhibitions is to familiarise our visitors with topics that are usually neglected in the historical accounts of WWI.

​Museum 1915-1918

Vom Ortler bis zur Adria

Rathaus 390

9640 Kötschach-Mauthen


Telefon: +43 (0) 4715 851 332

E-Mail: museum (@)

Should you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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