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Mair am Hof farm building

In the farm building, the three-storey barn of the Mair am Hof, visitors can see numerous implements used in tilling the land, cattle breeding, tending meadows and old handicrafts. The plough, scythe and thresher tell of a time before tractors and combine harvesters. Numerous vehicles, from sledges and carts to carriages, give an idea of the means of transportation and travel at that time. The workshops of the cobbler, tanner, carpenter and rake-maker are evidence of their skills, while the large, heavy cow-bells are reminders of the festive descent of the cattle from the mountain pastures.

Mair am Hof farm building

Picture gallery

  • Drendl, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • driving down of cattle, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • cart, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • seed widget, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • carriage, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • workshop of the shoemaker, photo Hermann Maria Gasser
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • Photo Oskar Verant / Equipment to carry: basket
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum
  • Photo Oskar Verant / Equipment to carry: wooden backpack 
<br>© South Tyrolean Folklore Museum