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.