RS weg nr bei muthof talbauer herbst
RS weg nr bei muthof talbauer herbst

Muta Farms

Above Tirolo, on the southern slopes of the 2,291 m high Cima Muta, some of the oldest mountain farms of South Tyrol can be found.

Between 1,200 and 1,550 m a.s.l. on the southern slopes of the mighty Tessa Group, there is a group of mountain farms that until recently were dependent on footpaths and cable cars. Hochmuth, Mittermuth (Wenner), Talbauer and Untermuth are just a few of them. It was not until 2006 that an access road was built from the valley to the remote buildings high above the Merano valley basin, making life much easier for the inhabitants.

The history of these Muta Farms - "Muthöfe" in German, "Masi della Muta" in Italian - dates back to the Middle Ages. In 1285 they were already mentioned in a document: At that time, during the reign of Meinhard, Duke of Carinthia, they made levies to the sovereign princes of the below situated Castel Tyrol. They are therefore among the oldest farmsteads throughout South Tyrol. Today, some of them were transformed into inns, which are very busy in summer. The view from the sun terrace over the spa town of Merano is stunning. The famous Merano High Altitude Trail passes nearby, and the Muta Farms are also popular starting points for hikes and mountain tours in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park, as well as coveted starting points for paragliders.

And how to reach the farms? The Alta Muta Cable Car takes visitors up to the mountain station, near which the mountain farms are located. If you want to visit the Muta Farms from the valley, you can start in the village of Tirolo and overcome an altitude difference of 720 m in 2.5 hours. This hike is particularly recommended in autumn, when temperatures in the Merano area are milder, the leaves change colour and good weather promises wonderful panoramic views.

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Opening times

  • Tue 31 Jan 07:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 01 Feb 07:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 02 Feb 07:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 03 Feb 07:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 04 Feb 07:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 05 Feb 09:30 - 17:00
  • Mon 06 Feb 07:30 - 17:30

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Full timetables
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Alta Muta Cable Car - winter 2023 (01/09/2023 - 03/19/2023)

  • Mon 07:30 - 17:30
  • Tue 07:30 - 17:30
  • Wed 07:30 - 17:30
  • Thu 07:30 - 17:30
  • Fri 07:30 - 17:30
  • Sat 07:30 - 17:30
  • Sun 09:30 - 17:00

Alta Muta Cable Car - spring 2023 (03/20/2023 - 04/30/2023)

  • Mon 07:30 - 18:00
  • Tue 07:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 07:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 07:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 07:30 - 18:00

Easter 2023 (04/09/2023) 07:30 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2023 (04/10/2023) 07:30 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2023 (04/25/2023) 07:30 - 18:00

Admission

mountain inns freely accessible, depending on their opening hours

ascent and descent by Alta Muta Cable Car:
€ 13.50 adults
€ 12.00 adults (with guest card)
€ 5.00 children
€ 4.00 dogs

parking possibility:
free with valid cable car ticket
€ 3.00 per day without cable car ticket
€ 5.00 per day (more days, Merano High Route)

More information

Short-term notice changes in the timetable of the Alta Muta Cable Car when necessary. No bicycle transport. Parking of mobile homes and camper vans is not permitted from 7 pm to 7 am.

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