from 16th June to 15th November 2009
The South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing, Wolfsthurn Castle in Mareit, participated with a special exhibition in the cultural program for the commemorative year 2009. The exhibition was dedicated to two members of the Sternbach family who were involved in the events in 1809.
Therese von Sternbach
from Mühlau near Innsbruck resisted the French and the Bavarians. She supported her compatriots with money and weapons, gave courage to the fighting people and was not frightened by French and Bavarian accommodation in her residence. Her courageous behavior led her to prison in Munich and Strasbourg. In 1821, Emperor Francis I honored her services with the award of the gold medal of honor.
Eduard von Sternbach
from the family line of Mareit was involved in the transfer of Andreas Hofer's remains from Mantua to Innsbruck in 1823. Together with other captains, he opened Hofer's grave and brought the remains of the Sandwirt to Innsbruck. The Emperor in Vienna then ordered a dignified funeral and burial in the Hofkirche.
Personal objects, portraits and drawings told of an eventful time and reminded of an important Tyrolean noble family.