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Attractions of South Tyrol (Italy) and Valle Aurina: matchless emotions

Lots to experience around Hotel Schwarzenstein!

The attractions here in Valle Aurina and South Tyrol (Italy) are so many, that one single holiday at the Alpin & Spa Resort Schwarzenstein will not be enough to see them all. In order to help you through the hard choice, we have listed here some of the most worthy attractions South Tyrol and Valle Aurina/Ahrntal have to offer.

The Maranatha Museum of Nativity | Lutago/Luttach

Here you will learn all about the development of wood carving in history. Traditional craftmanship meets modern sculpture – the very essence of South Tyrol, carved in wood!

Attractions in South Tyrol (Valle Aurina/Ahrntal) – the nativity scene museum in Lutago/ Luttach

The castle of Tures | Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers

Travel back in time and discover the 60 and more rooms of this well-preserved medieval castle. Among its highlights: the armoury, the haunted room, and the vast library.

The copper mine | Predoi/Prettau

Together with your family, you can learn about the story of copper mining in the mine of Predoi/Prettau. Equipped with a helmet, a miner’s lamp and a rain jacket, you will ride the mine railroad deep into the mine and its past! Not suitable for people with claustrophobia.

Attractions in South Tyrol (Valle Aurina/Ahrntal)  – the copper mine in Predoi/Prettau

The Mountain mining museum | Predoi/Prettau

The Enzensberger family’s multimedia collection provides a comprehensive picture of the history of mountain mining in the Ahr valley – a unique experience!

The Minerals museum | San Giovanni in Valle Aurina/St. Johann in Ahrn

Minerals enthusiasts can enjoy 300 m² of crystals, minerals, and gemstones– from quartz to emeralds!

Attractions in South Tyrol (Valle Aurina/Ahrntal)  – the mineralogical museum

The Earth pyramids | Perca/Percha

Behold and admire! The earth pyramids can be found in Perca, as well as several other areas in South Tyrol. These imposing natural masterpieces, the lucky fruit of erosion and specific climatic conditions, are definitely worth a visit!

The South Tyrolean folklore museum | Teodone/Dietenheim

In Teodone/Dietenheim, near Brunico/Bruneck, you can learn all there is to know about rural life and traditions in South Tyrol, by observing old farms from different areas of the region, ancient tools, and everyday objects.

South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology | Bolzano/Bozen

Plan a visit to the Museum of archaeology in Bolzano if you wish to meet Ötzi the Iceman, one of the world’s most famous mummies!

MMM Ripa | Brunico/Bruneck

One of the several Messner Mountain Museums created by famous South Tyrolean alpinist Reinhold Messner is in the Castle of Brunico/Bruneck – a most congenial choice for hikers and climbing enthusiasts!

MMM Dolomites | Monte Rite, Dolomites

At a height of 2,181 m on Monte Rite, this Messner Mountain Museum houses the theme of the “vertical world” of the Dolomites – the perfect attraction for mountaineers. 

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