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ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor at San Martino in Badia

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In the very heart of the Dolomites live more than 30,000 Dolomite Ladins whose identity is characterised mainly by two important features: the uniqueness of their language, which derives from popular Latin, and the extraordinary mountain landscape at the heart of the southern Alps.

It is only thanks to the physical characteristics of this landscape that the Ladin language has survived today. It is the eldest of all languages spoken in this region and is restricted by the Italian and the German cultural and linguistic areas that surround it.

The way through the museum focuses on some significant aspects of the present and past lives of the Dolomite Ladins, highlighting the important influences of cross-regional events on the lives of the population and pinpointing the existing interrelations between landscape forms and lifestyles.


The Ladin Institute "Micurà de Rü" organises and promotes activities, which aim to preserve and to promote the Ladin language and culture in general. Amongst other things, the Institute publishes books of different types in Ladin and books written in other languages which talk about the Ladin territory, language and culture. An important part of the Institute's activity is the support it gives to the cultural associations which have the same objectives as itself.



Natural Park Visiting CentreThe landscape is typically dolomitic and is characterised by vast plateaus that can be also found above the forest border. Furthermore, the landscape offers beautiful forests and splendid lakes. Because of the complex geomorphology the park is very interesting from a scientific point of view.
The centre of the characteristic spiral for the visitor is like a window facing out to the park from where you have great views.

With the help of interactive instruments, games for children, video shows and points of information, discovery of this protected area can begin.


Those who know the village of Badia, know the name of Saint Giuseppe Freinademetz. He was born in Oies - Badia on the15th of April of 1852, took his ordination of diocese of Bressanone on the 25th of July 1875. After two years in San Martino in Badia, he went to Steyl in Austria to prepare for a life as a missionary. And yet a year late he settled in China. From that time on he devoted himself to chinese people up to his death, in 1908. He was never scared by difficulties, from persecutions, and from death he often faced very close. In the beginning his mission was composed by a hundred- sixty catholics and at his death they were forty thousand. Twenty years after his death the number was close to two hundred thousand subdivided in five dioceses. The people who used to know him, said he was the incarnation of Good, but instead of seeing the Good in the world, he saw all the bad, all the world's sins. Pope Paul VI called him Blessed in 1975 and Pope Paulus II declared him Holy on the 5th October 2003.


The South Tyrol Museum of Folk TraditionsThis museum is one of the most beautiful open-air museums in
Europe. It is spread over 4 hectares of land and includes also
the stately residence Mair am Hof, which is the hearth of the
Museum. It was founded in 1976. The Mair am Hof Residence
hosts various museum collections: votive tablets, popular art
objects, cithers, belts, traditional costumes, pipes, etc.
On the open-air site there are several old farms and workshops.
These buildings show a variety of forms and structures, which
indicate the role and social status of rural population. Various
kinds of vegetables, herbs and flowers grow in the farm gardens. Farm and yard animals graze on the meadows.

The Museum is open from Easter Monday to the end of October


This powerful medieval fortress structure makes its historical significance evident. Formerly the castle of the lords of Taufers (Tures), it came into the possession of the South Tyrol Institute of Castles in 1977. It was extended in the 15th and 16th cen. into a spacious residential fortress. Completely furnished and very well preserved, this castle is among one of the largest and most beautiful in all of Tyrol. It contains a noteworthy collection of furnishings and art objects of different eras (from the 12th to the early 17th cen.). Around two thirds of the 64 rooms are paneled in wood. The frescoes in the castle chapel, painted by Friedrich Pacher, are particularly precious.


Essential oils, herbal teas, nature cosmetics and natural herb products free of harmful synthetic chemicals. Tel. 0474/565373. Opened from May to November.


Bruneck - a lovely little town bustling with life yet pleasant to live in. Brimming with history in the centre, rural and natural on its outskirts. Bruneck is varied in every respect! The wide range of leisure facilities, the cosy hospitality, the unspoilt mountain environment of the Dolomites and the Zillertal Alps as well as the convergence of urban history and culture on the one hand and rural customs and traditions on the other enhance the fascination of a stay in the “Pearl of the Pustertal valley“.


Hofgarten – Garden of the Bishop Palace: Splendid historical garden after the plans of 1831 and completed in 1991, where not only beautiful ornamental plants but also various vegetables and spices are decoratively planted in 4 patches. In the middle you can admire a valuable fountain of bronze and in the alcove of the encircling wall a marble statue of Pope Pius VII. Entrance at the portal „Sonnentor“, from the Bahnhofstraße and the Hofburggasse.

Diocesan Museum Brixen

In over 70 rooms the Diocesan Museum displays a representative cross section of the sacred art of the South Tyrol. It houses the well-known Nativity collection and parts of the treasure collection belonging to Brixen Cathedral, including the famous Adlerkasel. The collection of medieval sculpture and panel painting is the most comprehensive in the South Tyrol and is particularly worth seeing. Highlights in the art gallery are paintings by Lucas Cranach, Bartlmä Dill Riemenschneider, Ulrich Glantschnigg, Franz Sebald Unterberger, Paul Troger, Gianbattista Tiepolo and Carl Henrici. With an exhibition area of 6600m², the Brixen Diocesan Museum in Brixen is one of most comprehensive ecclesiatical collections anywhere. The Kaisertrakt is also worth seeing, with pictures, furniture and porcelain created by manufacturers commissioned by the Viennese court.

Augustinian Abbey of Neustift NovacellaAUGUSTINIAN ABBEY OF NEUSTIFT/NOVACELLA

This is one of the most significant monasteries in Tyrol, and the majority of it is open to the public: The Baroque collegiate church with famous ceiling frescoes by Matthäus Günther, the medieval cloister with frescoes from the 14th and 15th cen. and the tomb of the troubadour Oswald von Wolkenstein, the chapel of St. Vigil, the library with its collection of precious manuscripts, and the art gallery with its impressive collection of Gothic panel paintings (by Friedrich Pacher, Marx Reichlich, and Andreas Haller). Guided tours around Kloster Neustift take place all year round; closed on Sundays and holidays.


Bolzano (Bozen) is often dubbed ‘Gateway to the Dolomites’. Occupying a broad valley basin at an altitude of 265 metres (870 ft) with three beautiful Alpine high plateaux of rolling hills encircling the town horseshoe-like to the north from east to west, if you are coming from the south it is difficult to avoid Bolzano if your destination is the breathtakingly awesome world-famous rock faces known as the Dolomites. In spring the contrast between lush Mediterranean vegetation beside the town’s panoramic sun-drenched promenades and the snow-mantled Dolomites where the skiing season is still in full swing, is especially striking.
Monuments and churches: Walther monument, Duomo (cathedral), Dominician church, Capuchin church, Francescani church, St. Augustin Abbey,
Historic streets and squares: Via dei Portici, Via Dr. Streiter, Via dei Bottai, Via Argentieri, Via Mostra, Vicolo della Pesa, Via Weggenstein, Walther square, Piazza delle Erbe, Town Hall square, Victory square

Museums: Archeological Museum, Natural Science Museum, Municipal Museum, Mercantile Museum, Museion, Messner Mountain Museum (MMM)


The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, MeranoTHE GARDENS OF TRAUTTMANSDORFF CASTLE
at Merano

In the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, plants from all over the world are gathered together and typical landscapes of South Tyrol are presented. Paths meander uphill through water and terraced gardens, leading to the Sensual Garden or the Japanese Garden, to the cacti and succulents mound or to cultivated plants of the south, like the olive tree and the grapevine. www.trauttmansdorff.it

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