The Vinschgau Valley is one of the driest areas in the Alpine region. Sunnaseit and Nörderseit have always shaped the valley, the people, the culture.
Discover the versatility of this unique valley with its long history in the Vuseum - 's Vintschger Museum, and then hike the prehistoric settlement of Ganglegg or the old watercourses Leitenwaal and Berkwaal.
Enjoy the Vinschgau Valley…
Through interactive design, film presentations and the Waal circular hike passing the prehistoric settlement Ganglegg, the visit is made exciting.
The photo corner creates memories. To be a "Korrnr" yourself - you can do that in the Vintschger Museum. How does it feel to slip into foreign clothes? How scratchy is a loden pants actually? How did Luis feel with his holey hat? Try it out so that you prefer to slip your robe again afterwards. But it can still be a funny photo!
Experience the Venosta Valley …
The exhibitions make visitors understand why the Vinschgau is the way it is today and how Vinschger learned to deal with the harsh conditions on site over the millennia.
The Rhatian people at the Ganglegg occupied a social pre-position in prehistoric times, which could be proven by the numerous jewelry and weapon finds from large parts of Europe. Their own writing, the burnt offering place as the center of cultic events in the Vinschgau made the Venosts a powerful and widely feared people.
The Vinschgau was a bitterly poor valley due to the climate. People had to starve and fight for survival every day. Facing a period of poverty between the 17th and early 20th century, many parents in the Vinschgau Valley were forced to send their children on a difficult an exhausting marcht o Upper Swabia to find work and a place to stay. The exhibition investigates the question of why it could come to this point and describes the hard everyday life of these "Swabian children".
Travvelers – The Korrnr
It was not the desire for freedom that made them take the cart, it was poverty at home that forced them to do so.Pulling the cart, many Vinschger travelled across the countryside. They bought and sold goods, hired themselves out as harvest workers or tried begging. Many a family was living on the streets for years.
Water for watering
Since the Vinschgau valley is a region with low levels of precipitation, the invention of a sophisticated system of artificial irrigation channels had always been essential for agriculture. Visit the exhibition WaWo and discover interesting facts about the origins, history, organisation and manner of operation of this local irrigation system that has proven ist value for thousands of years
description to arrive at destination
We are located in the centre of Sluderno/Schluderns at via Merano 1, about a 5-minute walk from the railway station/bus stop Sluderno/Schluderns. Our museum is the starting and crossing point of numerous hiking trails around the entrance to the Mazia/Matsch valley and along the Vintschger Sonnenberg. It is easy to reach by car, bus, or train as well as by bicycle.
Car drivers will find suitable parking facilities at the railway station Sluderno/Schluderns, or at the car parc Konfall (about 100 m behind the museum)
Public transport users will find information about all bus and train connection to and from Sluderno/Schluderns here.
The best way for cyclists to reach us is via the Venosta Valley cycle path, turn-off to Schluderns.