As an all-rounder, writer, director and actor, Luis Trenker has made history.
Luis Trenker was born on the 4th of October 1892 in Ortisei in the Val Gardena valley and is a well-known name for many people. As the son of a mountain farmer in the Val Gardena valley, he studied architecture in Vienna, but was only able to complete his studies after the Second World War. These warlike times shaped his life and also influenced his later works for films, directorial work and books. Luis Trenker lived in different cities like Graz, Berlin or Rome. In 1943 he came back to Bolzano where he died in 1990 at the age of 97.
The Museum of Local History in Ortisei has its own department with a Luis Trenker memorial collection. With great honour and pride the people of the Val Gardena valley present personal objects, film prizes, various awards, photos and much more.
In 1995 the fashion label “Luis Trenker” was founded in Bolzano. A mixture of traditional and young dynamic fashion…