Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Volkskunde

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Watering can Girl Open-air site Geranium

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.

open area

Open-air site

A unique experience for the whole family

Three hectares of the green area invite to see translocated original farm houses, craft workshops, cottage gardens and domestic animals.

internatinal museums day farmers market Foto Hugo Atzwanger

Farmers market, "Ranggel" tournament and open singing

International museum's day

Sunday, 22nd May
11 am - 6 pm
free entry

The farmers market and the handicrafts demonstrations start at 11 am.

The Ranggel tournament begins at 2 pm. The “Ranggel” tournament will be held in the open-air site in between the old farmhouses and it is organized by the association “Ranggelverein Tauferer Ahrntal”.

The open singing, in german, goes from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm.

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The historical photo collections

Historical photo collections

The museum holds two historic photo collections.

Hugo Atzwanger (1883-1960) was a painter, draftsman and photographer. From 1939 until 1943 he photographed numerous South Tyrolean farmhouses and settlements on behalf of the "SS Ahnenerbe" Cultural Commission.

Erika Groth-Schmachtenberger (1906-1992) earned an international reputation. In the 1950s and 1960s she visited South Tyrol several times.