lana suedtiroler obstbaumuseum niederlana
lana suedtiroler obstbaumuseum niederlana

South Tyrolean Fruit Growing Museum

The museum, also referred to as Apple Museum, is located in the Larchgut Residence along the Brandis Waalweg path.

At Lana di Sotto, on the Waalweg path along the course of the Rio Brandis brook, there is the South Tyrolean Fruit Growing Museum - "Südtiroler Obstbaumuseum" in German, "Museo Altoatesino di Frutticoltura" in Italian. Once upon a time, the Valle dell'Adige valley used to be marshland. Only in the course of the 19th and 20th century, it was cultivated, making fruit-growing possible. Today South Tyrol is the largest connected fruit-growing area of Europe: 50 million apple trees make up 10% of the European production, 1% of which comes from Lana.

The South Tyrolean Fruit Growing Museum is staged in a listed building, the medieval Larchgut Residence - its tower house has been documented for the first time in 1301 AD. The museum provides information on fruit-growing, an important branch of economy in this area, on 60 information panels, spread on an area of 2,000 sqm. New technologies makes a visit to this museum, inaugurated in 1990, a worthwhile experience. The exhibits in the farm building, however, illustrate the development of tools and machines as well as the farmer's work from bygone times to the present-day and provides a vivid picture of life in the countryside.

A highlight of the museum is the oldest wine press of South Tyrol, dating back to 1570 and known as "Braunsberger Torggl". On the 2nd floor there are temporary exhibitions hosted by the Baroque hall. Workshops regarding apples, guided visits with apple tasting and the new exhibition for kids complete the offer. And how to reach the South Tyrolean Fruit Growing Museum? It can be found in the Larchgut Residence in Lana di Sotto and is best accessible in a walk along the Brandis Waalweg path (3.5 km, start at the Via Palade road) or by means of public transport (bus line 215).

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Opening times

  • Sun 29 Jan closed
  • Mon 30 Jan closed
  • Tue 31 Jan closed
  • Wed 01 Feb closed
  • Thu 02 Feb closed
  • Fri 03 Feb closed
  • Sat 04 Feb closed

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March 2023 (03/21/2023 - 03/31/2023)

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

Spring 2023 (04/02/2023 - 05/31/2023)

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

1st Sunday of April (04/02/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) closed

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

3rd Sunday of April (04/16/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2023 (05/01/2023) closed

1st Sunday of May (05/07/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

3rd Sunday of May (05/21/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2023 (05/29/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2023 (06/01/2023 - 07/28/2023)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue 09:00 - 13:00 15:30 - 18:30
  • Wed 09:00 - 13:00 15:30 - 18:30
  • Thu 09:00 - 13:00 15:30 - 18:30
  • Fri 09:00 - 13:00 15:30 - 18:30
  • Sat 10:00 - 14:00
  • Sun closed

Republic Day 2023 (06/02/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

1st Sunday of June (06/04/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

3rd Sunday of June (06/18/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

1st Sunday of July (07/02/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

3rd Sunday of July (07/16/2023) 12:00 - 18:00

August 2023 (08/01/2023 - 09/02/2023)

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

1st Sunday of August (08/06/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Feast of the Assumption 2023 (08/15/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

3rd Sunday of August (08/20/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

Autumn 2023 (09/03/2023 - 10/31/2023)

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

1st Sunday of September (09/03/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

3rd Sunday of September (09/17/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

1st Sunday of October (10/01/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

3rd Sunday of October (10/15/2023) 10:00 - 17:00

November 2023 (11/01/2023 - 11/03/2023)

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

All Saints 2023 (11/01/2023) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.50 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 2.50 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 10.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years
free with the Museumcard and museumobil Card

€ 3.00 guided tour

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Only cash payments. Season closure in winter (November to March).

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