Culture everywhere you go

Artistic highlights and museums in the surroundings

The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Trauttmansdorff Castle, the former holiday residence of the empress Elisabeth of Austria, is surrounded by flourishing gardens. Stroll through the varied garden landscape spread over twelve hectares. The castle itself is home to the Touriseum, South Tyrol’s Museum of Tourism.

Sculpture Walk Trail in Lana

If you walk along the Brandiswaal path and through the Gola Canyon, you can admire impressive, contemporary art along the footpath. Pure pleasure for body and soul!

Messner Mountain Museum

The centrepiece of the Messner Mountain Museums, the MMM Firmian in Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano, is also called “the enchanted mountain” by the mountaineer Reinhold Messner. So let yourself be enchanted!

Ötzi the Iceman

The 5300-year-old glacier mummy “Ötzi” invites you to an interesting expedition at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano.

Train World

The Train World in Partschins/Rabland is the biggest model railway of Italy. Come and discover South Tyrol in miniature or let your children become a train guard!

Castles and fortresses

Around 800 castles and fortresses can be found throughout South Tyrol, and near Bolzano there is even the area with the most castles in Europe.