Venosta Valley Museum

A permanent exhibition by the Venosta Valley Museum in Sluderno is focusing on the subject of Swabian children.

The Venosta Valley Museum is, as the name reveals, dedicated to the Val Venosta and its different fields. The focus is set on ecologic, social and cultural issues as much as on archeology and water management. The latter is highly important in the valley, as it is a rather dry area. The irrigation system of the Val Venosta dates back to the Middle Ages and is one of the most dense watering network of the Alps. The so-called “Waale” are today well-known due to a large number of lovely paths leading along these irrigation canals.

Another section, called “Archaic Venosta”, is dedicated to archaeology in the Val Venosta. In 1997, at the Ganglegg hill above the village of Sluderno, items of the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period were discovered. Today in the place of discovery there is a prehistoric park showing orginal structures and two reconstructed buildings. This site, a 45 minutes’ walk away from the museum, is considered to be one of the best explored hilltop sites of the Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman period.

The Venosta Valley Museum has also dedicated one section to a highly interesting, buth rather sad subject, the Swabian children. This term is used for the kids of the Val Venosta who went to work to Swabia in Germany in summertime, in order to alleviate poverty at home. This is an interreg-project of the European Union, project partner is the Museum Castel Landeck in North Tyrol.

Opening hours:
from April 2 to October 31, 2017
from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 to 12.30 am and from 2 to 6 pm
in July and August open throughout (from 10 am to 6 pm)
closed on Mondays

5.00 Euros (adults)
2.00 Euros (schoolchildren)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0473 615590,

Suggested accommodations

  1. Erlebnishotel Engel

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  2. Hotel Garberhof

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  3. Hotel Watles

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  4. Hotel Das Gerstl

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  5. Hotel Edelweiß

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