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Experience South Tyrol

Messner Mountain Museum, Ötzimuseum, Hocheppan castle…



The Messner Mountain Museum, "Ötzimuseum", Hocheppan Castle, South Tyrolean Wine Museum… you can find out everything about South Tyrol's culture and history around the Weinegg hotel. On your holiday besides the very finest spa treatments, a magical landscape and exquisite food you also enjoy the cultural diversity of the region. Visit the museums and castles in the surrounding area! 

Messner Mountain Museum Firmian – "the magic mountain" at Castel Firmiano/Schloss Sigmundskron near Bolzano/Bozen

In Castel Firmiano/Schloss Sigmundskron, which was threatened by ruin, the architect Werner Tscholl and mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner built the Messner Mountain Museum Firmian. Here the mountaineer shows the many different faces of the mountain, its power and mystic and invites you look at things differently.

Ötzimuseum

Visit the South Tyrolean Archaeology Museum, also known more colloquially as the Ötzimuseum, in Bolzano/Bozen and take a look at the world famous ice man. Insight into the region's different historical periods also awaits you. Combine your visit with a city tour of Bolzano/Bozen.

Runkelstein Castle – the castle of pictures

Here you can find extremely valuable, profane series of frescoes, which show the world of the Middle Ages and the love story of Tristan and Isolde. Explore Runkelstein Castle and enjoy refreshments from the castle tavern.

South Tyrolean Wine Museum in Caldaro/Kaltern

At the South Tyrolean Wine Museum you are taken on a journey through time where you learn about the work of wine growers in the past. The museum is open from April to mid-November.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and the Touriseum

Discover local beauties and exotic treasures while walking through the 12 hectares of gardens at Trauttmansdorff castle. In the castle itself you can find the Touriseum, which shows the 200-year history of tourism in Tyrol.  Open from April to November.

Hocheppan Castle

The impressive castle of Hocheppan towers high up over Missiano/Missian on steep rock faces. The fortress built in the 12th century and extended in 1200 and 1500 invites you to learn about its different building periods. The Appiano/Eppan castle has elements of the High Middle Ages, conversions and extensions from the Late Gothic and Romance periods. The newer extensions were only overhauled by the State Office for the Preservation of Historical Buildings during the years 1964–1967. The imposing property has been in the possession of the Counts von Enzenberg zu Terlan-Liebeneich since 1911, although they do not reside their themselves. Its special features include a pentagonal higher than average keep, the only one of its kind in Tyrol, as well as the wall frescoes from the era when the embellished castle chapel was built.
Also explore the new Medieval archery course. The Hocheppan castle tavern is open for you from Easter to All Saints' Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.