Here are the people with whom you will interact at the archeoParc:
Johanna Niederkofler is the leading force of the archeoParc team. Born in Bressanone, she studied art history and classical archaeology in Salzburg and Bologna. Before she came to us, she was active in youth work and museum pedagogy. Incidentally, the bee colonies that can be seen near the rear exit are hers. Johanna has been with us since 2007.
Favorite place: corner bench in the Arbonhaus
At the Café, likes: espresso
Can most likely be found here: somewhere in the house
Favorite hands-on activity: Grinding rings out of deer antlers
Education, didactic materials organization
Ernst Gamper is an honest-to-goodness Schnals Valley local: with his professional life, he can be found in the winter on the ski slopes and in the summer in the archeoParc. The passionate archer is the father of two grown children and, for the last few years, is a hobby fisherman. At the archeoParc, he is responsible for the participation program and materials organization. Ernst has been with us since 2008.
Favorite place: on the banks of the pond
At the Café, likes: gelato, gelato
Can most likely be found here: at the campfire
Favorite hands-on activity: shooting the bow and arrows
Education, adventure days
Philipp was born in Warburg, Germany and lives close to Merano. The artist and restorer guides the adventure days and visitor groups at the archeoParc. Outside the archeoParc the father of a daughter likes to range the woods not only in his spare time, but he also organizes survival trainings. Philipp has been with us since 2010.
Favourite place: by the fish pond
At the Café, likes: herbal tea
Can most likely be found here: in the middle of a clutch of children
Favourite hands-on activity: twist a leather bracelet
Irene Egger was born in Merano, studied Romance languages in Perugia, and will soon be familiar with every corner of this earth. She is the mama of Finn, and she enjoys writing and making music. She juggles and acts in theater. With us, she takes care of visitor tours and the daily participation program. She has been with us since 2009.
Favorite place: the big fireplace
At the Café, likes: the Irene Special Farmer’s Toast
Can most likely be found here: in the open-air area
Favorite hands-on activity: baking bread
Visitor service, bookshop
Cafeteria and visitor service
Building services, didactic materials organization
Siegmar Gamper knows every corner, every screw, every light bulb, every tree, every post, every thread, in short: everything about the archeoParc. Having studied electrical engineering and – we’re not sure whether there’s a connection here or not – being a passionate tinkerer, at home he builds models and for us he sets up the exhibits. Siegmar has been with us since 2009.
Favorite place: the garden
At the Café, likes: espresso macchiato
Can most likely be found here: in the workshop
Favorite hands-on activity: carving model bows
Silvano Perhger, Peter Santer und Werner Moser