Recommendations for excursions Culture and tradition
South Tyrol has many traditions and offers numerous cultural attractions. Summer and winter alike, you’ll find educational programmes and exhibitions in the regional museums, which make for a great alternative on rainy days. All-year-round you will find traditional folk festivals and cultural events that for the most part take place in the outdoors.
Visit South Tyrol’s highest museum at 2,275 m.a.s.l. on the Kronplatz, the no. 1 ski area in South Tyrol. The MMM Corones on the Kronplatz – with a unique view of the Dolomites – between Olang, Bruneck, and the Gader Valley is the last of the museums in the Reinhold Messner Mountain Museum Project series.
The pine oil distillery and the Bergila herbal garden specialise in the production of essential oils and herbal products. This family-run business is located at the centre of the South Tyrolian Alpes at an altitude of 850 m.a.s.l. They have been producing essential oils and herbal products since 1912, now already in the third generation. Quality, purity, and naturalness characterise this company’s work.
The Neustift Monastery is a monastery of the Congregation of the Austrian Augustinian Canons in Neustift, near Brixen. Today, the Neustift Monastery runs a boarding house and private school, a winery, and an education centre.
According to the ADAC, the South Tyrolian Regional Museum for Ethnology in Dietenheim is one of the most beautiful open-air museums in Europe. The museum depicts the life of the aristocracy, self-sustaining farmers, and the lower classes. A walk through history.
One of the most beautiful and massive fortress of Tyrol is located in the Taufer Valley and is a real fairy-tale fortress. Especially exciting for children is the room of ghosts and the armoury chamber, where one is allowed to touch the exhibits, followed by a hike to the Reiner waterfalls.
The mine railway takes you into the Mining Museum of South Tyrol where you will learn a lot about the work of the miners in this copper mine.
The museum shows the path taken by wool, from the sheep to the finished product as well as the production of wool in early and modern times.
Schneeberg is the oldest silver, lead and zinc mine to operate in the Alpine region and has been almost entirely preserved. Explore the world of mining and enjoy a hands-on experience of the entire production chain in a mining operation, revisiting the technical developments that took place over a period of some 800 years.
Three floors of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology are dedicated to the original finds and story of Ötzi, the Iceman. The exhibition's highlight is a lifelike reconstruction of the Tyrolean Iceman himself.
The MMM Ripa at Bruneck Castle is dedicated to mountain peoples around the world and their culture, their religion and tourism. Museum visitors get to experience the "mountain heritage" in the form of dwellings, videos and encounters.
Rodenegg Castle is one of the country's largest and strongest fortresses. You will certainly be impressed not only by its lofty and unique location but also by the many rooms and cellars within the castle walls.