The village of Oberperfuss was home to the famous cartographer Peter Anich and his aid Blasius Hueber. A small, but nonetheless very interesting museum shows their work.
Peter Anich, born in 1723, showed a keen interest in science when he was just a teenager and constructed sundials. Encouraged by his mentor and teacher Ignaz von Weinhart, Peter Anich soon constructed his first globes for which he applied for and got the patent. About 30 of his globes still exist today. Peter Anich and Blasius Hueber, however, did not only produce globes, they were also some of the most famous cartographers of their time. They were the first to make an accurate map of the Tyrol, which was a difficult task as no devices existed. So Peter Anich and Blasius Hueber constructed their own, 2 of which are still used today in especially steep alpine regions. In 1766, Peter Anich was asked to draw up a map for South Tyrol. Unfortunately, in the swamps near Bolzano, he fell ill with malaria and died at the age of 43.
Admission to the museum is free. Guided tours are possible, please ask at the tourist office in Oberperfuss for more information.