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Museums in South Tyrol

The creative side of culture in Merano and Environs

The special attention paid to culture in South Tyrol/Südtirol can also be seen in the many museums located throughout the region of Merano and Environs.

The special attention paid to culture in South Tyrol/Südtirol can also be seen in the many museums located throughout the region of Merano and Environs. Dedicated to a number of topics and diverse historical periods, they tell of historical events and social phenomena in a creative way and from different perspectives. An example of this eclectic approach is the Museum of Tourism, the Touriseum, located within the walls of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano/Meran. The museum depicts a curious journey through time across two centuries of the history of local tourism; another example is the South Tyrol Museum of History in Tyrol Castle. Once the seat of the Counts of Tyrol, today Tyrol Castle is evidence of the important role it played in medieval times, as the cradle of Tyrol as well as a political center.

Equally noteworthy are the six locations of the Messner Mountain Museum of the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner. Castel Juval at the entrance to the Val Venosta/Vinschgau Valley is dedicated to the myth of the mountains, and exhibits an extensive collection of Tibetan relics and paintings of the great sacred mountains of the world.

In recent years, a number of small museums have also opened in the surroundings of Merano, such as the archeoParc Scchnalstal open-air museum, which deals with the Neolithic Age and the life of Oetzi, the famous ice mummy, whose remains can be seen in the Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano/Bozen. Other museums of interest are the Bunker Museum, the Jewish Museum located in the Merano synagogue, the Palais Mamming civic museum and the Women’s Museum. 

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archeoParc Schnalstal - Get in touch with the world of the Iceman. South Tyrol's first hands-on archaeology museum is distinguished by its unconventional...

 
 

A real paradise for fans of the Habsburg Monarchy with a fantastic collection of antiques and other interesting items! Bad Egart is South Tyrol’s oldest...

 
 

Brunnenburg Castle stands on a glacial debris cone between Tirolo and Tyrol Castle. This truly unique-looking castle complex is said to be named after a...

 
 

In Moso/Moos you will find a museum experience with a particular character. In combination with an Information Centre of the Natural Park Texel group...

 
 

Special art - “The art of living and the art of loving” is the very original title of one of the latest books by Parcines artist, Matthias Schönweger and,...

 
 

The last original, preserved and still functioning water crane in South Tyrol dating from the Austro-Hungarian era is located at the Bad Egart Imperial and...

 
 

7 GARDENS: the garden experience on 20,000 m² with a maze of vines as the heart, amphitheater, patios, water landscape, as well as artistic and landscaping...

 
 

Discover the train station! The entertainment train station at Naturno/Stava is the old train station of the Val Senales. It shows an electric train on an...

 
 

The bunker is located on the Passo Palade/Gampen pass along the, in 1939 completed, state road SS 238. This fort is part of the South Tyrolean Alps Wall,...

 
 

The "Jaufenburg" above St. Leonhard was built in the 13th and 14th Century by the men of the Passeier Valley and was once a magnificent castle.

 
 

Via Schiller 14, Tel. +39 0473 236127, www.juedischegemeindemeran.com Between the end of the 19th century and the outbreak of World War 2, the Jewish...

 
 

Myth of the Mountain The museum in Juval Castle in Val Venosta is dedicated to the Magic of the Mountain and houses several fine art collections: a...

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