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Museums in Upper Venosta Valley

Coira Castle, Monte Maria Abbey and the Messner Mountain Museums

One of t most popular spots in Upper Venosta Valley is Coira Castle above Sluderno/Schluderns, a huge Renaissance castle, in which one can not only see Romanesque chapels and frescoes, but also a unique collection of arms and armour. Another must-see is the nearby museum in Monte Maria Abbey dealing with the history of the Benedictine monks there.

In the Vintschger Museum in Sluderno, there are three permanent exhibitions on display: archeology and peasant life in the dry valley of Venosta. The focus is on the prehistoric findings of Ganglegg and the ancient system of irrigation channels that shape the landscape even today. The 3rd permantent exhibitions tells the history of the ‘Swabian children’, all specifically relating to the Vinschgau valley. Also worth seeing are the heritage museum of Laudes/Laatsch, and the gate towers in Glorenza/Glurns. The medieval town has also dedicated a permanent exhibition to its most famous sun, the artist Paul Flora, in the church gate tower.

Two of the five South Tyrolean venues of the Messner Mountain Museum (MMM) of mountaineer Reinhold Messner are within reach of Upper Venosta Valley, in Solda/Sulden and in Castel Juval at the entrance to Val Senales Valley.

All the museums of Upper Venosta Valley can be simply and affordably discovered with the MuseumobilCard.
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    Sluderno Gate Tower

    Since 2011 the Sluderno Gate Tower in Glorenza/Glurns hosts a permanent exhibition concerning the history of this little medieval town, such as trade, customs, daily life and curiosities.
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    Paul Flora Museum

    Paul Flora, graphic artist and illustrator from Glorenza/Glurns, drew cartoons for Die Zeit for about 25 years. His life centred around Innsbruck, but Glorenza always remained a point of reference for him. Thus it was his wish to be buried here in ...
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    Venosta Valley Museum

    Come and see three large and interesting exhibitions: the archaeology of the valley in Magical Rhaetian Triangle , the ‘Waale’ irrigation systems and the history of the Swabian children , all specifically relating to the Vinschgau valley. You can ...
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    Heritage Museum

    The heritage museum in Laudes/Laatsch located in a once-abandoned parish barn, opened its doors in 2004. Over four decades, a passionate collector from Laudes collected farming and household utensils and implements. All kinds of odd and also very ...
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    S. Michele's Parish Museum

    The Church of St. Michael in Tubre/Taufers originally from the 14th century, has housed a religion museum since 2000. On display in the S. Michele Parish Museum are precious Gothic frescoes, and alongside over twenty works of sacred art, which ...
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    Sandbichler Mill

    From grain to bread ... The Sandbichler Mill in Laudes/Laatsch already existed in the 13th century and has been in private hands since the 17th century. The village mill was used by all of the bakers, farmers and artisans who had no right to their ...
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    Monte Maria Abbey

    Marienberg Abbey above Burgusio/Burgeis dates back to the 12th Century. The highest located Benedictine abbey in Europe is situated at an altitude of 1,340 m a.s.l., since 900 years monks live here according to the rules of Saint Benedict of Nursia. ...
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