Excursions and museums in South Tyrol

Not To Be Missed

You’ll find a wide range of cultural offerings in the South Tyrolean cities of Bolzano, Merano, Bressanone (Brixen) and Brunico (Bruneck).

Besides everything that South Tyrol has to offer guests in terms of natural beauty and mountain adventure, local customs and traditions, ancient churches and defiant castles, it is often forgotten that South Tyrol is a land of museums too.

Here is a selection of the most interesting museums in South Tyrol:

  • The gatherer and his treasure the colourful "Teiserkugel" -  Museum of Minerals in Tiso / Valle di Funes
  • "Also lautet ein Beschluss, dass der Mensch was lernen muss." The charmingly designed Museum of School in Tagusa near Castelrotto.
  • Sun, moon and stars – The Public Observatory ‘Max Valier’ and the Sun Observatory ‘Peter Anich’ in Collepietra in Val d’Ega (Steinegg im Eggental)

All museums at www.museums-southtyrol.it

Prösels Castle

Concerts, Theatre and Exhibitions at the Castle

The impressive castle complex near Fiè was erected in the 16th century and had both a defensive and representative function. Especially worth seeing is the great collection of weapons and the late Gothic Chapel of St Anna.

The Castle is open to visitors from May to October and can be visited several times a day at a guided tour. Besides, the castle has become a popular performance space for concerts, theatre plays and special exhibitions. Some rooms can also be hired for private events.

Further information and dates:

Selection of Excursions in South Tyrol – Especially for Families with Kids

The "Bletterbachschlucht" (Bletterbach ravine)

A journey into the history of the Earth – adventurous path through a massive rock ravine, fossil snails, carbonized plant residues, maybe even dinosaur footprints?
At the Museum of Geology in Redagno (Radein) you can marvel at the most important finds from the Bletterbach ravine.

Geoparc Bletterbach
Phone 0471-886946

Earth Pyramids in Renon/Ritten

An excursion children dream of...

Take the elevated ropeway to Soprabolzano (Oberbozen), with the “funicular” further across the ‘Renon High Plateau of Renon’, and marvel at the famous earth pyramids near Longomoso (Lengmoos).

Tourist association Renon
Phone 0471-356100

Gilfenklamm near Vipiteno

The river roars, the spray flies, water thunders heavily onto the rock...

An adventurous yet well secured path with countless stairs and bridges leads through the wild gorge.

Tourism association Vipiteno
Tel. 0472-165325

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