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Museum at the Rohrerhaus

The Rohrerhaus, an ancient farmstead with black kitchen and bread oven, was transformed into a museum

In the main place of the Val Sarentino valley, Sarentino village, a farmstead illustrates the life in former periods. The Rohrerhaus, made of stone and wood, was already mentioned in 1288 AD in the tax directory of Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, and used to be one of the largest farms of the valley. According to testimonies, at times more than 20 farm servants and maids used to work here. In those days the farm was located at the edge of Sarentino, today it is situated in the centre, due to expansion measures in the village, and is owned by the township of Sarentino. In the last years, the Rohrerhaus was restored with professional advice in the frame of the EU promotion programme "Leader+". The museum is guided by the Rohrerhaus Association.

Several generations have been working on the farm in the course of time. In a guided tour, the Rohrerhaus can be visited today - its rooms bear witness to the fact that once upon a time it was a very important building. Above all worth mentioning is the Gothic panelling of the parlour, dating back to the 16th century, as well as the different types of fences, enclosing the farmer's garden and the area outside. The ridge pole documents the extension of the building, the upper floor and the roof with the date 1703. In an outbuilding, there are the baking oven and the mill.

The farmstead is meant to be a place of encounters and for cultural events, in fact, the valley is famous for its quill embroidery with peacock tail feathers and the tasty Sarner Striezl yeast pastries. For these purposes, the Rohrerhaus is also equipped with a kitchen, a tasting room, a seminar room, two exhibition rooms and various cellars. And how to reach the Museum at the Rohrerhaus? It is located in the village centre of Sarentino, 20 km away from Bolzano. There are parking spaces available, furthermore bus line 150 operates between Bolzano and Sarentino. Also in winter, during the Sarntal Valley Alpine Advent, it opens its doors for some days.

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Opening times

  • Fri 12 Apr closed
  • Sat 13 Apr closed
  • Sun 14 Apr closed
  • Mon 15 Apr closed
  • Tue 16 Apr closed
  • Wed 17 Apr closed
  • Thu 18 Apr closed

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Summer start 2024 (15/06/2024 - 29/06/2024)

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

Summer 2024 (02/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 15:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 17:30 - 22:00
  • Thu 15:00 - 18:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat 15:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 15:00 - 18:00

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

Autumn 2024 (03/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

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

Autumn closure 2024 (01/11/2024 - 29/11/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

voluntary donation

More information

Guided tours for groups are offered all year round: +39 0471 622644.

The Rohrerhaus stays open in summer and in winter (during the Sarntal Valley Alpine Advent), summer season start 2024 on June 15.

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