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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, more precisely along the Brandis Waalweg path, 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 and fruit harvest, 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 no. 215).

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Opening times

  • Sat 25 May closed
  • Sun 26 May 12:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 27 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 28 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 17:00

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Full timetables
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Spring start 2024 (25/03/2024 - 31/03/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Spring 2024 (01/04/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer closure 2024 (02/06/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer start 2024 (10/06/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 14:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 14:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 14:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Late autumn 2024 (01/11/2024 - 07/11/2024)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 15:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 15:00

Admission

€ 6.00 adults
€ 4.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 4.00 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 3.00 students
€ 3.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 14.00 family ticket

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

guided tour (+ admission):
€ 4.00 adults
€ 3.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 2.00 students
€ 2.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

every Sunday museum day: tickets € 1.00

More information

The museum stays open every year from the end of March to November, summer closure from June 2 to 9. In July and August, every Monday and Thursday evening opening from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Season start 2024 on March 25.

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