Where history lives again
The Folklore Museum in Dietenheim near Bruneck lies in the heart of the Pustertal valley. It shows the environment of the everyday life of rural population of the past – from the landed gentry and the self-sustaining peasantry to the day labourers. The centrepiece is the baroque Mair am Hof residence with its stately rooms and ethnological collections. The appendant farm building houses numerous agricultural implements and vehicles.
The open-air site containing old, original farmhouses, craft workshops, farm gardens and domestic animals invites visitors to stay and recounts the everyday life of earlier times.
The photo collections
The museum holds two historic photo collections.
Hugo Atzwanger (1883-1960) was a painter, draftsman and photographer. From 1939 until 1843 he photographed numerous South Tyrolean farmhouses and settlements on behalf of the "SS Ahnenerbe" Cultural Commission.
The German photographer Erika Groth-Schmachtenberger (1906-1992) earned an international reputation. In the 1960s and 1970s she visited Sout Tyrol several times.
Photo: inv. nr. F2094, Hugo Atzwanger, 1942
During the winter months the museum is closed.
The museum reopens on 15th April 2020.
A unique experience for the whole family:
Three hectares of the green area invite to see translocated original farmhouses, craft workshops and cottage gardens.
Have fun playing at the games for children located in the area of the museum and at the historic bowling lane!
Photo: Hermann Maria Gasser