Plattner Bienenhof Museum Imkerei Innenbereich Geraete
Plattner Bienenhof Museum Imkerei Innenbereich Geraete

Beekeeping Museum at the Plattner Farm

In Costalovara on the Renon High Plateau, in a 600 year old farm, there is a museum that is completely dedicated to bees and honey

Alone the journey to the Beekeeping Museum - "Imkereimuseum Plattner Bienenhof" in German, "Museo dell'Apicoltura Maso Plattner" in Italian - might be an adventuresome, as you could take the Renon Cable Car from Bolzano in order to reach Soprabolzano, if you don't spend your holidays in this place anyway. This ride makes you enjoy a highly impressive view on the mountains of South Tyrol. Within 12 minutes only, the cable car lifts up up to 35 people on the Renon High Plateau. In Soprabolzano, you can hop on the last narrow-gauge railway that is still in operation - the Renon Railway - taking you to Lake Costalovara beneath the museum.

The Plattner Farm is a 600 year old farmhouse that was first mentioned in written documents in 1406 AD. This farmstead features a type of farm that has become extremely rare, that is to say the accommodation wing is still connected to the farm building. The merchant family Gramm of Bolzano has painstakingly restored and changed the old farm into a museum. In this idyllic surroundings you can learn more about the history and development of beekeeping by various ancient items such as beehives, boxes, honey extractors and beeswax presses. In the open-air site with its beautiful farmer's garden, the educational trail leads along historic apiaries and information panels about the life of bees to the St. Ambrose Hill, an ideal place to take a rest.

Beside the open-air area, you can also visit the historic rooms of the farmstead, such as the court-room, the black kitchen, the hallway and the wooden Stube, all of them in their original state. The experience is completed by a visit to the small shop, where you can purchase South Tyrolean honey, jams or beeswax soap as a souvenir for home. And how to reach the Beekeeping Museum at the Plattner Farm? The Renon Railway stops at Costalovara (Wolfsgruben), also a parking space is available. From there, a path leads you in a few minutes uphill to the Plattner Farm. Furthermore, the Funimal Forest can be found in the surroundings, a beautiful hike with children.

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (22/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 10:00 - 18:00

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 8.00 adults
€ 8.00 young people (13-18 years)
€ 6.00 groups (8 and more persons)
€ 6.00 school classes
€ 5.00 children (6-12 years)

€ 15.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years
free with the RenonCard and museumobil Card

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The museum stays open every year from Easter to October, season start 2024 on March 22.

Reservation for groups recommended.

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