This museum at Wolfsthurn Castle in the Upper Valle Isarco is accessible along the “Forest and Water” hiking trail.
Image gallery: South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing
The South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing - "Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Jagd und Fischerei" in German, "Museo Provinciale della Caccia e della Pesca" in Italian - is one of the 11 Provincial Museums of South Tyrol, an entity that also comprises other museums such as the Fortezza Fortress or the South Tyrolean Wine Museum. It is housed in Wolfsthurn Castle, a magnificent Baroque building which is owned - such as the Mair am Hof Residence in Teodone, which houses the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum - by the Sternbach family.
The museum was inaugurated in 1996: The 1st floor is dedicated to hunting and fishing from a cultural and natural historic angle. Exhibited are dioramas of local wildlife, objects of daily use from the field of hunting such as powder horns and hunting instruments, as well as objects of folk arts, e.g. pipes and drinking glasses. The 2nd floor is dedicated to the Baroque castle and the history of the Wolfsthurn family. In the cellar, however, information are illustrated in a child-friendly manner: Here kids can learn more about animal traces and animal voices.
And how to reach the South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing? Castel Wolfsthurn enthrones the hill above Mareta in the municipality of Racines. In the village there are parking possibilities, from the Mareta Parish Church the "Forest and Water" hiking trail takes you slightly uphill to the eastern entrance of the castle. The 1 km long path is accessible for prams and leads also past the castle pond and a fallow deer enclosure.
€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.30 groups (15 and more persons), seniors 65+
€ 5.30 young people, students (up to 27 years)
€ 1.00 school classes
free for children under 6 years
free with the Museumcard, museumobil card, ICOM-Card
€ 7.00 family ticket (1 adult with children up to 16 years)
€ 14.00 family ticket (2 adults with children up to 16 years)
Open on public holidays (expect on All Saints' Day) from 1 pm to 5 pm. Guided tours for groups and school classes on request.