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Culture in South Tyrol

Messner Mountain Museum

Reinhold Messner

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Extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner has dedicated his museum’s project to the superb landscape of the Alps.

The newly opened Messner Mountain Museum is located in the medieval castle of Bruneck, once summer residence of the prince-archbishops. Especially the culture and religion of mountain tribes from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe is given much attention.

Ötzi Museum Bozen

Ötzi - The iceman

© 2022 Haus GitschbergThe South Tyrolean museum of archeology in Bozen is famous not only in South Tyrol. Ötzi – the Iceman is, without doubts, one of the most famous mummies all over the world.


Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff

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The Botanic Garden from the Palais Trauttmansdorff in the spa town Meran has got 120,000 square metres of surface and includes more than 80 cultural landscapes from all over the world.

Cities in South Tyrol


The bishop’s town is Tyrol’s oldest town and is located in the gentle basin of the Eisacktal. The Dome of Brixen is to be seen from faraway and is equipped with a medieval cloister with Gothic frescoes.


The vivid and multifarious town Bruneck is notable due to its diverse leisure facilities, cosy hostility and vintage boutiques. In Bruneck, urban cultural history meets rural customs.


Stroll around the medieval alleys of the artistic town Klausen and feel the magic of past days.


Sterzing is Italy’s most northern town. It transmits a unique charm due to its splendid town houses, picturesque shopping alleys and breath-taking mountainous setting.


The capital city Bozen is nestled into in a unique landscape. Numerous offers of restaurants, boutiques, colourful markets and gourmet shops shape the city image.


The spa town Meran is especially famous for its mild climate. It has always been a picturesque town in the middle of mountains frequented by people looking for rest and relaxation.