Special exhibition: Travelling companions

In ten locations scattered throughout the country, such as train stations or bus stops, passers- by get to know historical figures

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Touriseum will be venturing from its home in Trauttmansdorff Castle with the aim of telling the story of tourism in South Tyrol at non- museum locations, where visitors can get to know people who have seen the region’s development into a holiday destination. These contemporary witnesses are portrayed both by historical images and with podcasts. The characters include leading figures such as Theodor Christomannos and lesser-known individuals such as Lidia Arvai, who worked for 20 years as a cook in the kitchens of the Meran Kurhaus; also depicted are those passing through, like the
journalist Otto Julius Bierbaum, or living legends like Emilio Comici, the “Angel of the Dolomites”. The public can gain an impression of how these differing personalities experienced tourism during their time and what were their expectations for the future. The overall picture that emerges allows us to view the current position of tourism in South Tyrol with new eyes. The ten portraits of these “travelling companions” can be found at railway stations, bus stops and other places where people gather to wait; they are marked by a blue suitcase, the emblem of the Touriseum. This celebration of the Touriseum’s 20 years of
existence will run from June to December 2023.
The ten portraits can be found at the following locations:
 Trafoi (near Bella Vista Hotel)
 Train station Spondinig/Spondigna
 Train station Meran/Merano
 Train station Sigmundskron/Ponte d'Adige
 Train station Bozen/Bolzano
 Valley station Seiser Alm/Alpe di Siusi
 Valley station Dantercepies Wolkenstein in Gröden/Selva di Val Gardena
 Train station Gossensass/Colle Isarco
 Train station Brenner/Brennero
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