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 museum holds two historical photo collections of the photographer Erika Groth Schmachtenberger (1906 - 1992) and Hugo Atzwanger (1883 - 1960).
„What am I?” – Year of the museum object
"What am I?" Each month an object wants to be found. Old and young can have a guess, investigate and seek the mysterious object of the month.
The initiative "What am I?", which invites to participate, is part of the "Year of the museum object 2013 – 1000+1 things recount history".
The guessing game can be played in German or Italian.
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 domenstic animals.