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Bolzano, 25 km

 
 
 

Bressanone, 45 km

 
 
 

Brunico, 89 km

 
 
 

Merano, 45 km

 
 
 

Vipiteno, 60 km

 
 
 

Botanical garden and Touriseum in the castle of Trauttmannsdorff

Admire the variety of flowers, trees, herbs and plants of every kind from every country and visit the museum on the history of tourism in Alto Adige, which opened in April 2003.

Open from mid-March to mid-November
Via S.Valentino 59 a – 39012 Merano – Tel. 0473-258819 – www.Trauttmannsdorff.it
 
 
 

Madonna di Pietralba

The origins. The Madonna di Pietralba’s shrine sits at a 1520 mts altitude and was built in 1553 when the Virgin appeared to Leonardo Weißensteiner to free him from his sickness; she asked him, as a way to pay off his debt, to build a chapel where believers could go and invoke her. The originary chapel immediately was flooded with pilgrims, so much it soon became clear that a real church was to be built.
Art history. The current basilica (baroque style) was completed in 1654. She includes the much-worshipped statue of the Madonna Addolorata (Lady of Sorrows), keeping on her knees her dying son , the originary chapel built by Leonardo, the major altar covered with gold and Silver leaves, the beautiful vault frescoes, the work of Adam Mölk, the Pußjäger’s lateral altars and other works from A. Silber and F. Haider. Church is accessed via a corridor where hundreds of votive offerings are kept."
 
 
 

Parish church

Right in the middle of the small Nova Ponente village is the parish church. A deep religiousness and a natural artistic taste produced and protected an artistic heritage that ranks among the best in the whole region.
Specially noteworthy is the imposing gothic parish church with the remaining relieves of what used to be a true ligneous altar masterpiece. The church is open everyday up to 18.00 pm.
 
 
 

S. Agatha church

At a short one hour walk from the village, on a hill stands a second small church devoted to sant’Agata, martyr and protectress, along with san Floriano, against fire. S. Agata is documented to exist since 1318.
 
 
 

S. Elena church

Among all mountain small churches existing in our region, santa Elena boasts one of the most beautiful locations. The church can be reached with a short walk or with a quick drive through meadows and woods. The church is famous because of one of the absolute masterpieces of the 15th century Bolzano’s pictorial school: the collection of the church’s frescoes. The building dates back at somewhere around the 12th century or beginning of the following one. The frescoes stretch on the outside, on the façade and on inside of the church, covering the vertical sections, apse and vaults. On the church’s walls, frescoes on the subject of Old and New Testament.
Gorgeous views to the Latemar, Catinaccio and Sciliar peaks.
 
 
 

Thurn castle

Thurn castle is today the seat of the Nova Ponente municipality. From 1984 to 1988 the castle went under a renovation that turned it into the admimistrative headquarters. At the castle is also a museum, gathering holy objects, South Tyrolean, baroque and Venetian works. For further info, Tel. 0471-617500.
 
 
 

Merano Thermal baths

Natural wellness in a modern design setting: Enjoy wellness in harmony with nature, from the spectacular panoramic view to treatments using natural South Tyrolean products.
www.termemerano.it
 
 
 

Messner Mountain Museum

This museum from Reinhold Messner is situated near Bolzano with specific issues on the mountain.
Sigmundskronerstr. 53 I-39100 Bolzano - Tel. +39 0471 631 264 - Fax +39 0471 633 884 - info@messner-mountain-museum.it
Open from March to December – Monday closed – opened from 10.00 - 18.00 – last entry at 17.00
 
 
 

Museion

Museion, Bolzano's museum of modern and contemporary art, lies in the heart of South Tyrol, with a view across the peaks of the Rosengarten massif. Since 2008 it has occupied its new venue: a striking piece of futuristic architecture inspired by the concepts of transparency and fluidity. Thanks to a bold, international exhibition programme, Museion has made a name for itself as one of the leading contemporary art museums in the Alpine area, and Italy as a whole.
www.museion.it
 
 
 

Museum of popular culture

Furniture and everyday items from a Bourgeois house of the XIX and XX century.
Passaggio M. Konrad 2 • 39040 Egna • Tel: 0471 812472
 
 
 

Nova Ponente’s local museum

In what is today the town hall, and that once was a courthouse, you can admire sacred objects from the Nova Ponente area (open all year).
Via Castel Thurn 1•  39050 Nova Ponente  •  Tel: 0471 616567
 
 
 

Observatory Max Valier

In half an hour from Bolzano to reach and yet far from the bell lights of the city is the first and only observatory in South Tyrol.  The observatory "Max Valier" with the sun observatory "Peter Anich". It provides locals and visitors insights into the worlds of space, amazing views of our sun and tips on practical celestial observation.
www.sternwarte.it
 
 
 

Provincial museum of wine

The history and the development of the wine growing and making industry in Alto Adige are represented in this secondary location of the Museum of popular culture in Dietenheim.
Via dell’Oro • 39052 Caldaro • Tel: 0471 963168
 
 
 

Scientific museum South Tyrol

The gothic building of imperator Maximilian I is now the seat of the museum for natural history with the main focuses geologic history of the origin of South Tirol and development of his living spaces.
Bindergasse 1 - 39100 Bolzano - Tel:  0471 412960 
 
 
 

South Tyrol Museum of archaeology

This is where our most famous man is preserved : Ötzi . This mummy from the ice age is 5000 years old and invites us to make an interesting journey into the past. Let yourselves be transported into a prehistoric world.
(closed on Mondays)
Strada del museo 43 • 39100 Bolzano • Tel: 0471 982098 - www.iceman.it
 
 
 

Steinegg Regional Museum

This museum represents different aspects of country life, the various tools, the culture and the links with the home country, as well as the geology and the stormy political eras of the communities and the Alto Adige region. All of the objects on display bear witness to past history! (Guided tours from May to October)
Steinegg Parish Church • 39053 Steinegg • Tel: 0471 376620
 
 
 

The Touriseum – Museum of tourism

In the centre of the Trauttmannsdorff castle’s garden lies the castle that Count Trauttmansdorff had newly built on the mediaeval ruins; the Empress Sissi lived there on two occasions during her winter cures. Today the castle hosts the Touriseum – the museum of tourism. In the restored rooms in which Empress Sissi lived, guests can admire fascinating furnishings where reproductions of the settings illustrate the transformation of Alto Adige into one of Europe’s favourite holiday resorts.
Discover the Touriseum with its 200 years of fascinating history of tourism in Alto Adige. 
Open from mid-March to mid-November
strada S.Valentino 59 a – 39012 Merano – Tel. 0473-258819 - www.touriseum.it

 
 
 
 
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