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.
During the winter months the museum is closed. The museum reopens on 22 April 2019.
Farm animals in the open air site
You will find farm animals around different parts of the Museum's site. We keep a variety of livestock – examples of now rare old alpine breeds.
− Blobe goat
− Villnösser Brillenschaf sheep
− Black Alpine pig
− Tyrolean chicken
− Buischele dwarf cattle
− Pustertaler Sprinze cattle
In cooperation with the initiatives "Pro Patrimonio Montano", "Sortengarten Südtirol" and "Südtiroler Rinderzuchtverband".
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