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Castelrotto Museum of Traditional Costumes

The traditional costume is still worn in South Tyrol on important holidays and other festive occasions

The traditional costumes are closely linked to the identity of the inhabitants of Castelrotto and the whole of South Tyrol. And they also have an interesting history, because under Charlemagne farmers were only allowed to wear clothes made of materials they could produce themselves. The costume was therefore simple, women protected these working clothes with an apron. When the provision was abolished in the middle of the 18th century, the first more elaborate and valuable costumes with ornaments as we know them today were created, becoming a living cultural asset.

The Castelrotto costume for men consists of a traditional shirt, waistcoat and a dark loden jacket, as well as traditional trousers and costume shoes. The traditional hat is decorated with a carnation and leaves. The women dress has a long black skirt and a velvet bodice. Under the silver or colourful scarf with fringes, a black small cape (with a black moiré apron) is worn in winter, and a white jacket (with a blue apron) in summer. For years the Museum Association Castelrotto and the Local History Association Sciliar have been researching and documenting the beautiful traditional costumes in the Alpe di Siusi area. In 2016 an essay was finally published in two volumes.

Finally, in 2019 the opening of the Castelrotto Museum of Traditional Costumes (Trachtenmuseum Kastelruth) followed. The historical costumes can also be admired at the "Country Wedding in Castelrotto". And how to reach the museum? It is located in Castelrotto village, which can be reached from Bolzano by bus no. 170, for example. Parking spaces are available in the vicinity. In the Advent period, at the Piazza Kraus square the Castelrotto Mountain Christmas takes place.

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Opening times

  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 27 Apr 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 28 Apr closed
  • Mon 29 Apr 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 30 Apr 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 01 May closed

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 07/09/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 30/11/2024)

  • Mon 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:30 - 12:00 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

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The museum stays open all year round, closed on Sundays and on public holidays.

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