Museum of the Ortles region

In the ground floor of the elementary school in Solda you can learn more about the history and culture of the Ortles area.

The museum in the elementary school of Solda in Val Venosta looks at the interesting history and culture of the Ortles region from different angles. The single exhibits have painstakingly been collected by Konrad Knoll, who also sorted and partially restored them. Great parts of the furnishings were financed and installed by the museum association on a voluntary basis.

The exhibits tell the story of history of tourism in this area, which is more than 100 years long. Solda is situated at about 1,900 m asl in the beautiful landscape of the Stelvio National Park. It used to attract alpinists and winter sports enthusiasts already a long time ago, as the village is surrounded by the almost 4,000 m high mountains Gran Zebru and Ortles. Also the mountain huts, promoters and pioneers are mentioned in the museum. The so-called “King Ortles” was scaled for the first time on September 27, 1804, by Josef Pichler from the Val Venosta, as well as Johann Leitner and Johann Klausner from the Zillertal valley. A masterly performance for these days, commissioned by Archduke John of Austria.

There is also a special exhibition on the period of WWI, which was a revolutionary period for South Tyrol. The front line between Italy and the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, from 1915 to 1917 ran from the Passo dello Stelvio via the Ortles and Adamello to the northern Lake Garda, mostly across rock and ice. A comprehensive collection of minerals, all from the Ortles area, makes your museum visit complete.

Winter opening hours: from the end of November 2017 to the end of April 2018
daily from 10 am to 7 pm

Summer opening hours: from mid June to the end of September 2018
daily from 10 am to 7 pm


Further information:
phone: +39 0473 613032,

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