Museum in the Rohrerhaus

An ancient farmstead with black kitchen and bread oven was transformed into a museum, referred to as Rohrerhaus.

In the main place of the Val Sarentino, in Sarentino, a farmstead illustrates the life in former periods. The Rohrerhaus, made of stone and wood, was already mentioned in 1288 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 farmstead can be visited today. The rooms in the Rohrerhaus bear witness to the fact that once upon a time this farm 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 large number of 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 Rohrerhaus 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 of this building are also exclusively rent, such as for seminars, exhibitions or other 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.

Opening hours:
from June 10 to July 31, 2017:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 3 pm to 6 pm
August and September 2017:
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 6 pm
Thursdays also from 8 pm to 10 pm
October 2017:
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays guided tour at 3 pm

Admission:
voluntary donation

Further information:
phone: +39 0471 622786, info@rohrerhaus.it

Suggested accommodations

  1. Hotel Kircherhof
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    Hotel Kircherhof

  2. Messnerhof
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    Messnerhof

  3. Hotel Olympia
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    Hotel Olympia

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