Gebietsmuseum Deutschnofen P
Gebietsmuseum Deutschnofen P

Nova Ponente Territory Museum

The venerable residence Castel Thurn in Nova Ponente houses the municipality and the interesting territory museum

In the centre of Nova Ponente, Thurn Castle is located, a former Romanesque residential tower from the 13th century which was extended later. The castle-like residence served as a courthouse around 1341 and was owned by the Lords of Niederthor: Actually, in the past centuries aristocrats functioned as judges. In 1849, the court of Nova Ponente was finally incorporated into the circuit of Bolzano. In 1911, the municipality of Nova Ponente came into possession of the massive white building and renovated it in 1985.

Today it houses the municipality and the Nova Ponente Territory Museum - "Gebietsmuseum Deutschnofen" in German, "Museo Territoriale di Nova Ponente" in Italian. On the tower floor you will find a valuable collection of religious artworks consisting of altar leaves from the 16th century and early Baroque statues of saints, as well as instruments of consecration and images of saints.

Also finds which document the settlement history of Nova Ponente and the Val d'Ega valley can be admired here: Traces of the Middle Stone Age testify that 5000 - 5700 BC people already lived in this area. And how to reach it? Thurn Castle is located in the centre of the village, behind there is a parking space. By means of public transport, Nova Ponente can be reached e.g. from Bolzano in 45 minutes. A barrier-free access to the building is available via the side entrance.

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Opening times

  • Thu 25 Apr closed
  • Fri 26 Apr 08:00 - 12:30
  • Sat 27 Apr closed
  • Sun 28 Apr closed
  • Mon 29 Apr 08:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 30 Apr 08:00 - 12:30
  • Wed 01 May closed

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

  • Mon 08:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 12:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 12:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 12:30
  • 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 08:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 12:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 12:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 12:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

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

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

  • Mon 08:00 - 12:30 14:00 - 17:30
  • Tue 08:00 - 12:30
  • Wed 08:00 - 12:30
  • Thu 08:00 - 12:30
  • Fri 08:00 - 12:30
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) closed

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free admission

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The Territory Museum stays open all year round, closed at the weekends and on public holidays.

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