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 (Sarnthein), 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 at the Rohrerhaus - "Museum im Rohrerhaus" in German, "Museo nel Rohrerhaus" in Italian - 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, for this reason often events such as bread baking or the "Sarner Bauernlangis" (Farmers' Spring) are held in this place, topped off with music and culinary delights. The rooms are also exclusively rent, such as for seminars and cultural events. 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.
The summer season 2023 will start in June. Guided tours for groups upon request all year round.