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    All cultural offers in South Tyrol

    Find all cultural offers in South Tyrol at a glance and plan your activities.

    Archaeology Museum in Feldthurns
    Feldthurns/Velturno, Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    Archaeological exhibition of finds from Feldthurns and the Eisacktal on the ground floor of the castle Velthurns. Open before and after the guided tours of the castle Velthurns. Guided tours: Tue-Sun 10:00, 11:00, 14:30 and 15:30 clock, July and August at 16:30 clock.

    Places to See
    Venetian saw
    Lüsen/Luson, Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    Venezian saw has been built in the  year 1847 and restored to 2003

    Places to See
    Monte Piana Open Air Museum
    Sexten/Sesto, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The museum of the 1st World War is situated on the top of the mountain of the Monte Piano. From the top there is a beatiful view of the surrounding mountains, with the Three Peaks.

    Since the border between Italy and the Habsburg monarchy Austria-Hungary ran through the middle of Monte Piana, both sides wanted to hold this strategically important mountain. What followed was a bloody war of position that lasted two years and ultimately failed to bring about a decisive turning point.                 

    Places to See
    Open-air exhibition at Pstosser Bühel
    Karneid/Cornedo all'Isarco, Dolomites Region Eggental
    Short hike or pleasant walk around the Pstosser Bühel in the immediate vicinity of the centre of Collepietra/Steinegg.

    An open-air exhibition with 10 picture panels on astronomical topics was installed along the path around the Pstosser Bühl [2B].
    With the current exhibition (since May 2022), the visitor dives into the depths of the universe. "Fly to the universe" shows deep-sky photography starting from the Max Valier Observatory to the distant corners of the universe. The photographers of this exhibition are Stephanie Wolters, Brigitte Lintner and Dieter Seiwald from the amateur astronomers "Max Valier".

    An additional highlight on this short walk is a mountain cinema with the most beautiful views on the Renon/Ritten, the Valle d'Isarco/Eisack Valley, the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, the Sciliar/Schlern and the Catinaccio/Rosengarten.
    Places to See
    Roman Bridge Head and Masonry Embankment
    Algund/Lagundo, Meran/Merano and environs

    In 1776, Empress Maria Theresa of Austria built a masonry embankment in Lagundo near Merano. This was meant to serve as protective bulwark against flooding of the Adige River. This masonry can still be visited today. Not far away, on the left bank of the river, are the ruins of an ancient imperial Roman road bridge along the route of the original "Via Claudia Augusta". Construction of the bridge dates to the first century AD. Today, the ruins of the bridge have the status of protected monuments. At the head of the bridge there is also a small shrine and chapel.

    Museum "Kastelruther Spatzen"
    Kastelruth/Castelrotto, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm
    The museum, all made of wood in the style of typical Tyrolean huts, is divided into 7 rooms, each one very carefully arranged by Walter Mauroner, one of the members of the Spatzen.
    Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation
    Bolzano/Bozen, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The Antonio Dalle Nogare Foundation was established to promote contemporary art as a language for interpreting changes in society, as a tool for promoting interaction between art, architecture, innovation and artistic research and as a means for encouraging a wide range of the general public to take part.

    It is possible to visit the foundation only upon appointment.

    The Foundation is open Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm (guided tour at 11 am)

    Visits can be reserved at:

    Admission is limited to a maximum of 20 people per visit.
    Duration of the visit: approximately 1 hour.

    Free admission

    MIK Museum im Kapitel
    Innichen/San Candido, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    In the shadow of the majestic Collegiate Church stands a building of no less historical importance with an exterior that has not been changed since the 16th century. The eastern part dates back to the 10th Century, when the Benedictine Convent, founded in 769 by Duke Tassilo III, still existed, and was transformed into a Collegiate Church sometime around 1143. The western part was built in 1385. Today's appearance dates back to the 16th century. The ornamental paintings around the windows were realised by painters from the Bressanone School around 1550. The rooms on the ground floor served as storage rooms for food supplies, while the upper floors provided the religious chapter's room, the library, the archive, the dormitory and the work room for the librarians and the masters. Today, the building hosts the museum, the archive and the library of the Collegiate Church.

    Opening times

    June 2023: upon request
    01.07.-02.09.2023: Tuesday - Saturday, 2 - 7 pm
    10.06.2023, from 5 pm: anniversary celebration 40 years abbey’s museum
    11.06.2023, from 11.30 am: open-door day

    single ticket: € 5,00
    children up to 14 years: free

    Mineral Museum & Shop
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    The eastern Alps most important museum is born from a ten years passion to search for minerals and to collect them.

    Minerals from the Ahrntal valley, minerals from all over the world, jewelery and souvenirs ...

    Let yourself be enchanted by the glittering world of minerals of our mountains.

    July and August no day off.

    Forts & Castles
    Mining Museum in the grain store
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    ... a little jewel in the heart of the Ahrntal valley... In Prettau/Predoi in the Ahrntal valley copper was mined for more than half a century. The administrative center was located in Steinhaus/Cadipietra. Today you will find the Mining Museum in the Granary.

    Precious wooden models of mining equipment, paintings and artistically decorated mine maps, books, documents and finds from the mine bring the history of mining in the Ahrntal valley to life once again. 

    Last entrance 4.15 pm in low season or 5.15 in high season

    Closed on Monday (except public holidays).

    Closed during the winter months (until Easter). 

    Maranatha - Nativity Scene and Folk Museum
    Sand in Taufers/Campo Tures, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    The name "Marantha" is arameic, Jesus' mother-tongue, and means "Our Lord may come". This does not refer to Jesus, but the museum wants to help the people understand Jesus' arrival in a deeper way and this not only at Christmas.

    On two floors there are mangers of every kind, from the Tyrolean Peasant manger, the Sicilian Terracotta manger to contemporary representations. All scenes are with handpainted backgrounds and a unique scenery. Life-size wood figures and masterpieces of the traditional wood craft and artificial art are underlined by light and sound.

    Nature Park House Kasern/Casere
    Prettau/Predoi, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    The information center for the nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn/Vedrette di Ries-Aurina is located at the public parking lot in Kasern/Casere at the the end of the Ahrntal valley in a simple but modern wooden building.

    On the ground floor there is an exhibit concerning the crafts and agriculture of the farther reaches of the Ahrntal valley. You will also find here information concerning the nature parks of South Tyrol. A relief provides an overview of the landscape and the view of the valley’s far end will surely make you want to hike there. The exhibition in the center’s basement provides exciting interactive insight into the fascinating world of the farthest reaches of the Ahrntal valleyl.

    A documentary titled "Prettauer Leben-Vivere a Predoi-Life in Prettau/Predoi" features village residents talking about their lives. Four cross-border paths, which form the heart of the exhibit, provide information concerning the diversity of nature in the region and the region’s history. In the projection room, visitors can view an impressive short film about nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn/Vedrette di Ries-Aurina.

    Copper-Mine Museum of Prettau/Predoi
    Prettau/Predoi, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    The extensive Prettau/Predoi exhibition mine tells the story of copper mining. Equipped with helmet and waterproof jacket, visitors travel with the pit railway to see the galleries of the mine.

    A guided tour relates to visitors the hard work performed by the former miners throughout a period of 500 years, depicted through working scenes and extraction techniques. Excavation by means of hammer and chisel is explained, as is the use of black powder and the extraction of the ore with compressed air.

    Please book the entrance in advance. Last entry 4 pm
    - on request for groups also after 4 pm

    Closed on Monday (except public holidays).

    Closed during the winter months (until Easter). 

    Scoops for the Gods
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina, Ahrntal/Valle Aurina
    The discovery of the prehistoric wooden scoops and ladles at Schöllberg-Göge in the Weissenbach valley at 2,197 m above sea level was an archeological sensation. The objects were made for single use, for each votive pyre and then thrown into the bog. 
    Since October 2015 "Scoops for the Gods" are on display in a specially designed exhibition room in the Pfisterhaus in Steinhaus/Ahrntal valley. 

    Free admission.

    Further information

    © Office of Archaeology, Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano

    Places to See
    U.L.Frau i.W.-St. Felix/Senale-S.Felice, Meran/Merano and environs

    In 1940-41 by the fascist regime was built this bunker for reasons of defence. It is an impressive underground structure made on several storeys with a tight net of tunnels, that joins shooting ranges and inner rooms. In the front area there is an exhibition of photographs (Gampen Gallery), whereas the central part hosts an exclusive collection of minerals. 


    Walther von der Vogelweide is the most successful and most quoted singer of the Middle Ages and, according to historical research, almost certainly Lajen's most famous citizen from a past century. About 500 stanzas have been preserved by the master of „Minnesang“ and have been preserved for posterity in various manuscripts. On the basis of his song texts, it is possible to reconstruct his eventful life, his values and his role in medieval society. Walther was an admirer of women, a mouthpiece of his time and sometimes a strenuous contemporary due to his sharp tongue.

    The interactive exhibition in the Minnehus is dedicated to the life and work of the medieval star in more than 40 interactive, creative, acoustic and visual stations. Visitors soon realize that although Walther lived in the 12th and 13th centuries, his echo still resonates today.


    Lodenwelt in Vintl
    Vintl/Vandoies, Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    The "world Loden" shows the way from the wool of sheep to the finished piece of cloth. The story of the produciton of tissues is told with the help of historical equipment.

    Mineral Museum Natz
    Natz-Schabs/Naz-Sciaves, Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    The Mineral Museum is the private collection of Markus Klement (*10 April 1963, Brixen). With over 1,500 specimens on display from 50 different countries, it is one of the largest collections of such kind in the European Alps.

    Places to See
    Chestnut Trail / Section 5
    Jenesien/San Genesio Atesino, Bolzano/Bozen and environs
    This section of the "Keschtnweg" leads from the Bilderburg Runkelstein in the provincial capital of Bolzano through the sun-drenched vineyards, past the beautiful wine farms, along the slopes of the Guntschnaberge to the mighty chestnut trees in Glaning and on over the low mountain range above the Etsch Valley to Terlan and Vilpian.

    Distance: 27.5 km
    Metres in altitude ascent: 1,446 m
    Metres in altitude descent: 1,511 m
    Average walking time: 9.40 hours

    The hike begins at the car park or bus stop below Runkelstein Castle. From there you walk over a bridge and turn left, past allotment gardens, until you reach the valley station of the Jenesien cable car (currently closed). Continue on hiking trail no. 2, which leads very steeply over the access road to the Rafenstein castle ruins, past the Sandner Hof farm and after about 80 m you turn into hiking trail no. 1 B. The trail leads into the farmyards of Jenesien (currently closed). The trail leads to the farm access road above the church of St. Jakob im Sand.
    Hiking trail 1A leads moderately steeply above St. Georgen. Now follow the narrow farm access road to the right and after about 100 m the hiking trail (5A) branches off to the left in the direction of Fagenbach and you reach the Winterle farm. Now follow trail no. 5, cross the country road and climb up a steeper section to Glaninger Straße. Then continue to the junction with trail no. 9. In a few minutes you reach the little church of St. Martin in Glaning.
    From Glaning, you now hike in a westerly direction, branch off to the right (no. 11), cross the Mauritiusbach stream and from there descend again onto the asphalted road. Above the Noafer inn, follow trail no. 9 to the Schmalzhof farm and then follow the trail in a left-hand direction. After another short climb, you reach the main road again and follow it uphill for a short distance until you reach the "Moar in Rumsein" farm. Then follow trail no. 9 and after about 200 m of descent, always following the asphalt farm access road, turn right and descend over a few hairpin bends to a bridge. You then reach the Lanzoner Hof farm. Follow the road to the left for about 500 m until you reach the Wegscheider farm. The path now leads first to the right to a fenced water reservoir, then briefly uphill to a path on the left (signposted Terlan). Follow the signpost no. 8 B in the direction of Verschneid. Then turn left onto trail no. 4 A in a westerly direction until you reach the road to Mölten.

    Note: If you do not want to descend to Terlan, you can choose trail no. 4 A here in a westerly direction to "Ober-Tschirggl", which then continues to Vilpian.

    Now you begin the descent to Terlan. Follow the Mölten road to the left and then trail no. 4 to the right. Past the Liebeneich estate of the Counts of Enzenberg, the trail continues to the left to the Köstenholz estate and you reach the centre of Terlan.
    The last section of the "Keschtnweg" now leads from the centre of Terlan to Vilpian. From the Terlan parish church, follow Kirchgasse on the right and turn left into Silberleitenweg (no. 4A). You quickly overcome the difference in altitude and then look out for trail marker no. 1 A, which continues to the left in a westerly direction. You now walk along the road from Vorberg until you reach Scholer Hof. From Scholer Hof, follow trail no. 1 A for a short distance and turn left onto trail no. 1. This leads to a fork in the road, where you can take the steep descent to the left down to the provincial fire brigade school (only for experienced hikers) or take the easy trail no. 1 down to the cable car valley station in Vilpian. Both paths take you to the centre of Vilpian.
    Kunst Meran - Merano Arte
    Meran/Merano, Meran/Merano and environs

    Exhibitions, concerts, performances, seminars and roundtable debates about the development of contemporary art are organized in a three-story, 500m² space, in the Sparkasse building under the Portici Arcades (Laubengasse). The Kunsthaus Café is a meeting spot of the local cultural scene.

    Admission fees
    Adults € 7.00
    Reduced fee (senior citizens, Guestcard holders...) € 5.00
    Students up to age 26 € 2.00
    Children up to age 14 free admission

    Online guided tours
    For groups of ten or more, Kunst Meran offers guided tours of its current exhibitions in German and Italian by prior arrangement. To make arrangements, please contact or call during the gallery's opening hours.

    Mill museum
    Aldein/Aldino, Dolomites Region Eggental

    What nowadays functions on electricity, once upon a time was driven by watercraft. How this was made, and other interesting things about different handicrafts, you can experience in our mill museum. July–August every saturday with guide to the mills Meeting place: Aldino, 9 a.m.

    Churches & Monasteries
    St. Michael Parish Museum and Völs Museum of Archeology
    Marling/Marlengo, Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

    The Parish Museum

    The parish museum St. Michael was established in 1980 as the first of its kind in the Chapel of St. Michael which had been restored by the Provincial Monuments Office. It was created an exhibition space which was created in order to protect the works of art and to make them accessible to the public.

    The exhibition comprises over 20 individual objects or groups of objects, including the winged altar of St. Peter am Bühel (year 1510), the altarpiece of St. Constantine (year 1519) and the former baroque high altarpiece from the parish church (Adoration of the Magi, Year 1742, a masterpiece of the painter Johann Jakob Delai from Bolzano). Furthermore the "Probst Nativity" which was created by the handicapped artist Augustin Alois Probst from Sterzing around 1805 - the so-called Kastengrippe. Worth seeing are the 42 miniature scenes with the entire history of salvation from the birth to the suffering the Passion and the Resurrection up to the Ascension of Christ, among others with more than 240 expressively carved wooden figures.


    Archeology Museum:

    In the crypt of the St. Michael's Chapel an archeological collection was built, which can be visited during a guided tour. There are findings from the different epochs - from the Neolithic period to the early modern times - are exhibited, such as the crescent-shaped bronze fibula from the 6th/5th century B.C. In addition, there is also a fragment of a Roman gravestone and so much more to discover.

    Messner Mountain Museum Ripa
    Bruneck/Brunico, Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    In this museum, Reinhold Messner deals with the final aspect of the conflict between man and the mountains; the heritage of the mountains and the people who have lived in them since time immemorial.

    The fifth Messner Mountain Museum was opened in summer 2011 in Bruneck Castle by the well-known mountaineer Reinhold Messner. There are countless exhibits from everyday life. With the interactive "MMM Mountain Peoples" project, Reinhold Messner aims not to "exhibit" people, but rather to invite them to take part in an exchange of experience with the local rural population.

    Every year guests from another mountain region will spend the summer in the Messner Mountain Peoples Museum and talk about their way of life, accompanied by everyday cultural exhibits belonging to different mountain regions and their inhabitants, including the Sherpas, Incas, Tibetans and Mongolians.

    Ticket prices:

    Adults € 14,00, kids (6 - 14 years) € 6,00, students under 28 years and seniors over 65 years € 12,00, family ticket (1 adult + kids under 14 years) € 32,00, mini family ticket (1 adult + kids under 14 years) € 18,00, groups of 15 persons and more € 12,00, school classes (6 - 19 years) € 6,00

    Forts & Castles
    Tyrol Castle
    Tirol/Tirolo, Meran/Merano and environs

    Tyrol Castle is the most historically significant castle in South Tyrol. Its origins stretch back into the late 11th century.

    Since 2003 Tyrol Castle has housed the South Tyrolean Museum of History. Its main focus is the history of the province from its beginnings to modern times.

    The oldest structural elements can be found in church excavations in the outer bailey (three building phases, three-apse chamber from the 9th century). The south palace contains the two Romanesque portals. The two-storey castle chapel is dedicated to St. Pancras and is famous for its gothic frescoes. What is believed to be the wedding chamber of Countess Margarethe of Tyrol, known as Maultasch (literally “bag mouth”), is situated in the Mushaus. The keep, which was only completed after 1902, now houses an exhibition of the history of the 20th century depicted over twenty separate levels. The historic estate buildings house special exhibitions.

    Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor
    Badia, Dolomites Region Alta Badia
    Opened in 2001, the Ladin Ciastel de Tor Museum brings visitors closer to the history, language, culture, archaeology, geology, legendary world, crafts and tourist development of the Ladin valleys in the Dolomites.

    In the halls and inner courtyard of the castle built in the 13th century, exhibitions, concerts and seminars are held as well as meetings on various themes and aspects related to the Ladin language and culture.

    A visit to the museum brings to light significant situations of the past and partly present life of the Ladin people, highlighting the significant influences of extra-regional events on their lives.

    The Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor is in a Mediaeval structure, so only a few of the exhibition areas are accessible to wheelchair users. However, the temporary exhibition is easily accessible to everyone.
    Tru di artisc
    Badia, Dolomites Region Alta Badia

    The "Tru di artisc", the artists' path is an outdoor art gallery, where you can see works by artists from different areas of the Dolomites. The path that winds along the river between La Villa and San Cassiano can also be walked with strollers.

    Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus
    Badia, Dolomites Region Alta Badia

    The museum Ursus ladinicus is made by three floors: at the first floor there is the cash desk and museum shop.

    The upper floor starts with the evolutionary history of the Dolomites, with a display of the finest and most significant fossils from the area around San Cassiano.

    The exhibition continues with the origins, discovery and excavation of the Conturines cave, using original exhibits to describe every aspect of the cave bear and its habitat.

    In the basement there is “the bear’s cave”, a reconstruction of parts of the Conturines cave, complete with a detailed reproduction of a sleeping cave bear.

    The Museum Ladin Ursus ladinicus is fully accessible to wheelchair users. 

    Forts & Castles
    Lagazuoi open air museum in the rock tunnel
    Badia, Dolomites Region Alta Badia

    The route through the rock tunnel at Mt. Lagazuoi is accessible from the top station of the cable car Lagazuoi with only 10 minutes walk on an easy well signposted path.

    In 1996 the main tunnel in the rock (about 3 km long) as well as the side tunnels were restored and rebuilt at their original length. The restoration was possible thanks to the cooperation of the Italian and Austrian military corps.

    In the side tunnels you can see utensils and weapons from the First World War and information panels which illustrate the events of the war.

    At the base station of the Lagazuoi cable car you can rent tape recorders with English commentary.

    Churches & Monasteries
    Marienberg Monastery
    Mals/Malles, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Marienberg Abbey above Burgeis/ Burgusio dates back to the 12th Century. The highest located Benedictine abbey in Europe is situated at an altitude of 1,340 m a.s.l., since 900 years monks live here according to the rules of Saint Benedict of Nursia. Today, the main hall displays impressions about the daily life of the monks marked by Benedict's credo ora et labora. The exhibition displays also beautiful paintings such as the Romanesque Crypt frescoe with its unique depiction of angels.

    Special exhibitions:

    - Marienberg in front of and behind the lens
    - Minerals - the gleaming treasures of Marienberg

    Guided Tours
    All information about guided tours and timetables can be found at

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      Uphill Seespitz
      Meran and environs
      Starting point: Töll Etschbrücke (525 m) End point: Gasthaus …
      44 km total slope
      7 lifts
      Highest point: 2,505 m