RS ratschings marteit schloss wolfsthurn
RS ratschings marteit schloss wolfsthurn

South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing

This museum at Castel Wolfsthurn in the upper Valle Isarco valley is accessible along the “Forest and Water” hiking trail.

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 Castel Wolfsthurn, 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, animal voices and a little bear cave.

And how to reach the South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing? Castel Wolfsthurn enthrones the hill above Mareta (Mareit) in the municipality of Racines (Ratschings). 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.

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Tue 19 Jan closed
  • Wed 20 Jan closed
  • Thu 21 Jan closed
  • Fri 22 Jan closed
  • Sat 23 Jan closed
  • Sun 24 Jan closed
  • Mon 25 Jan closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 01/31/2021)

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

04/01/2021 - 11/15/2021

  • 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 13:00 - 17:00

Easter Monday (04/05/2021) 13:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday (05/24/2021) 13:00 - 17:00

Republic Day (06/02/2021) 13:00 - 17:00

15th August (08/15/2021) 13:00 - 17:00

All Saints (11/01/2021) closed


€ 7.00 adults
€ 5.30 groups (15 and more persons), seniors 65+
€ 5.30 young people (16-18 years), students (up to 27 years)
€ 1.00 school classes (per person)
€ 7.00 family ticket mini (1 adult with children under 16 years)
€ 14.00 family ticket (2 adults with children under 16 years)

free for children under 6 years
free with the Museumcard, museumobil Card, ICOM-Card

guided tours:
€ 30.00 guided tour students
€ 40.00 guided tour adults

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