Heroes & Hofer
Cattle-dealer, rebel leader, hero. The permanent exhibition cast an ironic eye over the legend of the Tyrolean popular hero Andreas Hofer. It shows how the Tyrolean rebellion of 1809 against Napoleon unfolded. It offers a glimpse into Hofer’s mind and his despair with God and the Emperor. And it shows how, despite his failure, the era following Hofer made him into a hero.
Heroes & Hofer goes beyond Andreas Hofer to show how heroes arise and how they are used – and abused.