The small Moor Larch Nature Museum in the historic Thalerhof in Lana displays a unique find.
In 2011, an old tree trunk was excavated in a moor meadow in Wötschl-Moos near the Madonna di Pietralba Pilgrimage Site. Scientific research by the Universities of Innsbruck and Groningen (NL) revealed some interesting facts: The bog larch stood here from 5730 to 4820 BC after the Ice Age, and reached an age of about 700 years. The tree trunk, which is more than 1 m thick, was looking for a worthy home and found it first in Aldino in 2014, and two years later in the medieval wine cellar of the Thalerhof residence in the pedestrian zone of Lana.
In addition to the mighty bog larch, the Moor Larch Nature Museum - "Moorlärche Naturmuseum" in German, "Museo Naturale nel Thalerhof" in Italian - also displays a gallery of art objects made from the wood of the bog larch: They were created by local, national and international artists and craftsmen. The private museum tries to preserve this unique find for scientific and cultural purposes for posterity. Guided tours for visually impaired and blind people are also offered.
In addition, events and art exhibitions are organised in the deepest cellar of the 13th century manor house, the "keller5", which complement the experience at the Thalerhof. And how to reach the Moor Larch Nature Museum? The Thalerhof is located in the pedestrian zone Am Gries in Lana. There are several parking spaces and bus stops all around.
In 2021, the museum is only accessible by prior reservation (phone: +39 339 5004390, Toni Santa).