Luttach Krippenmuseum Maranatha Innen
Luttach Krippenmuseum Maranatha Innen

Maranatha Nativity Scene Museum

The Maranatha Museum tells the history of wood carving and nativity scenes in the Valle Aurina valley

Since 2000, in Lutago in the Valle Aurina, a tributary valley of the Val Pusteria, there has been the Maranatha Museum. Its name is based on an Aramaic term meaning "Our lord may come!" In the valley it has always been a tradition to set up a Christmas crib in Christmas time. The Christmas tree and the Advent wreath, however, are customs that only date back to the 20th century. The museum displays folk art Tyrolean cribs that in part cover rooms and that are well-elaborated in every detail. Among the exhibits, there is also a walkable crib of 70 sqm, comprising life-sized wooden figurines. Moreover there are oriental and modern exemplars.

Already the entrance hall is worth a visit, as it is a replica of a Tyrolean barn, constructed of the demolished wood of the Holzlechn Farm in Predoi, dating back to the 18th century. Moreover an entire room is dedicated to woodcarving, which has got a long tradition here, especially the mask carving: the traditional sun mask, witch mask and devil mask, which still today is used at the traditional Krampus' Run. The offer is completed by the 1,300 sqm large Sculptors' Garden with its artworks of different countries, and the Artist's Atelier of Lukas Troi, a sculptor of the valley.

The Maranatha Nativity Scene Museum - "Krippenmuseum Maranatha" in German, "Museo dei Presepi Maranatha" in Italian - is open all year round to those who are interested in folk art and wood carving. And how to reach the Maranatha Museum? It is located in Via Rio Bianco road, a small street that branches off on the left from the Valle Aurina road. Some parking spaces are available, the bus, however, stops at the tourist office.

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 26 May 14:00 - 17:00
  • Mon 27 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 28 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 17:00

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) 14:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 14:00 - 17:00

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

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

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

  • Mon 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 14:00 - 17:00

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 09:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 18:00

Admission

€ 7.00 per person
€ 15.00 family ticket

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The Maranatha Nativity Scene Museum stays open every day all year round, the only day of complete closure is December 25. Guided tour for groups included in the admission fee.

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