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 Texel 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) 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 Tyrol Castle. 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 over the spa town of Merano is stunning. The famous Merano High Route 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 or Hochmuth 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. This autumn hike from Tirolo to the Muta Farms is particularly beautiful, 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 28 May 07:30 - 18:00
  • Wed 29 May 07:30 - 18:00
  • Thu 30 May 07:30 - 18:00
  • Fri 31 May 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Sun 02 Jun 07:30 - 18:00
  • Mon 03 Jun 07:30 - 18:00

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Full timetables
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Alta Muta Cable Car - spring 2024 (16/03/2024 - 02/06/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Alta Muta Cable Car - summer start 2024 (03/06/2024 - 30/06/2024)

  • 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

Alta Muta Cable Car - summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 30/09/2024)

  • Mon 07:30 - 19:00
  • Tue 07:30 - 19:00
  • Wed 07:30 - 19:00
  • Thu 07:30 - 19:00
  • Fri 07:30 - 19:00
  • Sat 07:30 - 19:00
  • Sun 07:30 - 19:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 07:30 - 19:00

Alta Muta Cable Car - autumn 2024 (01/10/2024 - 15/11/2024)

  • 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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 07:30 - 18:00

Admission

mountain inns freely accessible, depending on their opening hours

ascent and descent by Alta Muta Cable Car:
€ 15.00 adults
€ 13.00 adults (with guest card)
€ 6.00 children
€ 5.00 dogs

ascent and descent - Sunset ticket (from 3.30 pm):
€ 9.00 adults
€ 3.00 children

parking possibility:
free for 1 day with valid cable car ticket
€ 3.00 per day without cable car ticket
€ 5.00 per day (more days, Merano High Route)
€ 8.00 per day (more days, garage)

More information

The opening hours correspond to the ones of the Alta Muta Cable Car: It operates all year round, from mid-March to mid-November daily from 7.30 am to 6 pm resp. 7 pm. Short-term notice changes in the timetable when necessary, summer timetable from March 16, 2024.

Parking of mobile homes and camper vans is not permitted from 7 pm to 7 am. Bicycle transport by cable car not available.

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