South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing

This museum at Castel Wolfsthurn in the Alta Valle Isarco is part of the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum in Teodone.

The South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing belongs to the Provincial Museums of South Tyrol (Südtiroler Landesmuseen), an autonomous entity that comprises museums such as the South Tyrolean Wine Museum in Caldaro. The museum at Castel Wolfsthurn, inaugurated in 1996, shows a potpourri of interesting exhibits. The first 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.

But that’s far from being all. The second floor is dedicated to the Baroque castle and the history of the family of Wolfsthurn. This is where you can admire the originally preserved State Apartments, telling about the aristocratic life of the 18th and 19th century. An interesting detail: Castel Wolfsthurn has 365 windows, 52 doors, 12 chimneys and four portals and reminds, by there figures, on the days, weeks, months and the seasons of the year. 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.

The so-called “Wald und Wasser-Wanderweg“ (Forest and Water hiking trail) takes to the mighty castle complex above Mareta. It starts at the parish church of Mareta (1,032 m asl) and takes for about 1 km, slightly ascending, to the east entrance of Castel Wolfsthurn (1,070 m asl), in a 10-minutes‘ walk only. And there is another highlight for kids: the path takes along the castle pond and also past a fallow deer enclosure. The path is accessible also for wheel-chair users and buggies.

Opening hours:
from April 1 to November 15, 2017
from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm
on Sundays and bank holidays from 1 pm to 5 pm
closed on Mondays
closed on November 1

Admission:
6.00 Euros (adults), free for kids under 6 years
4.50 Euros (schoolchildren and students from 14 years, seniors over 65)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0472 758121, jagdmuseum@landesmuseen.it

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