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South Tyrolean Folklore Museum in the Kronplatz holiday region


Dark forests and pale mountain giants, rustic side valleys and impressive nature parks – this is the concentrated power and beauty of nature. The location and the landscape of the valley with its green lateral valleys have shaped the lives and culture of its inhabitants for centuries. And a good many unspoiled traditions, a large number of handicrafts, and some old languages have been able to maintain their significance up to this very day. 

The past of this land and its people holds a wealth of that which is secret, exciting, mysterious, and worth knowing.  Anyone who wishes to not only experience the Kronplatz region but also comprehend it should dive deeper into it: the museums of the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley tell stories of days gone by, stories filled with emotions. 

South Tyrolean Folklore Museum Teodone - Dietenheim

The topic of mountains runs like a clearly recognizable yet subtle central theme through the museum world of the Kronplatz region.  

The MMM Ripa, one of the five Messner Mountain Museums, is housed in Brunico Castle. The Touareg, Masai, Mongols, Sherpas, Turkmens, and Bedouins – through the use of countless exhibits from a variety of everyday cultures, the famous mountain climber Reinhold Messner shows how the most important mountain cultures of the world live. 

Messner Mountain Museum Ripa in Bruneck Castle

The MMM Corones - one of the six Messner Mountain Museums of the alpinis Reinhold Messner was designed and built by world-renowned Zaha Hadid, by many considered the most talented and innovative architect of our time on the top of Mount Kronplatz, on 2,275 m. The museum was one of the last projects of Zaha Hadid.

In the same way, the Folklore Museum in Teodone-Dietenheim also manages to have its visitors imagine themselves living in a different way.  Although it is restricted to the depiction of the regional rural society of a bygone era.  This is where history comes to life.  As does nostalgia. 

The Mansum Sebatum Archeological Museum is the first museum in South Tyrol-Südtirol that is completely dedicated to the age of the Romans in the region.  An “old” people is also the subject of the “Ciastel de Tor” Museum Ladin at San Martino in Badia-St. Martin in Thurn.  It deals with the history and culture of Ladinia. 

Art, precious stones – there is a great deal that deserves its own exhibition.  A voyage of discovery that brings the valley and its people very close to the visitor. 

Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor in Val Badia - Gadertal

The museums in detail

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