Krippenmuseum Heide
Krippenmuseum Heide

Nativity Scene Museum Original Heide

The family business in Pontives has been producing high-quality nativity figures since 1970: A museum is also part of the company

In 1970, the company Original Heide was founded in Pontives near Laion, where today the entire Demetz family - company founders Heinrich and Rosa with their three children - as well as several employees are active. It is entirely dedicated to the production of Christmas crèches and nativity figurines: There are currently four collections called Jerusalem (simple and modern), Immanuel (oriental), Rustika (regional-traditional) and Hannah (dressed nativity figurines).

Original Heide also includes a Nativity Scene Museum, which displays around 40 masterpieces by the most important nativity scene builders of Austria and Italy. Here, craftsmanship and precise detail work can be admired. It was opened in 2012 on an area of 500 sqm. In 2015, followed the renovation of the small shop where the company's nativity figurines can be purchased. There are three more crib collections in South Tyrol - Maranatha in the Valle Aurina, Stabinger in Alta Pusteria and the Nativity Scene Museum at the Muri-Gries Monastery in Bolzano - whereas the world's largest hand-carved nativity scene is located only 9 km away, in the Val Gardena valley.

And how to reach the Original Heide Nativity Scene Museum - "Krippenmuseum Original Heide" in German, "Musei dei Presepi Original Heide" in Italian? It is located in the south of Pontives, about 10 km from the Isarco Valley state road near Ponte Gardena.

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Opening times

  • Wed 24 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 25 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 26 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 27 Jul closed
  • Sun 28 Jul closed
  • Mon 29 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 30 Jul 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00

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Spring 2024 (18/03/2024 - 31/05/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) closed

Summer 2024 (03/06/2024 - 06/09/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) closed

Autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 29/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 groups
€ 2.00 children

€ 11.00 family ticket

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The Nativity Scene Museum stays open all year round, closed at the weekend and on public holidays. Visits and guided tours on request by phone also outside the opening hours.

Unfortunately, the museum is not barrier-free.

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