Baroque splendour behind 365 windows
On a hill above Mareit near Sterzing rises Wolfsthurn Castle, described by the Tyrolean historian Johann N. Tinkhauser in the 19th century as “the most beautiful castle in all Tyrol”. The baroque castle has since its building been in the possession of the Sternbach family, and since 1996 has accommodated the South Tyrolean Museum of Hunting and Fishing. The Museum displays the originally furnished ceremonial rooms as well as a rich cultural and historical collection on the history of hunting and fishing. The interesting “Forest and Water” walking trail leads to the castle.
The "Forest and Water" walking trail
The "Forest and Water" walking trail allows visitors to experience these two habitats with all their senses. The trail leads around one kilometre from the Mareit parish church up to the castle. The trail is accessible to pushchairs.
Only baroque castle in Tyrol
Wolfsthurn Castle disposes of characteristic objects of the Baroque period like paintings and sculptures. What is behind the 365 windows? Simply Baroque splendor.
Farms without men. Women's every day life in World War I
How did women in rural Tyrol experience the period of World War I?
Special exhibition from 1st April 2016 to 15th November 2016 - prolonged until 15th November 2017
In this special exhibition, photographs, letters, personal mementos, interviews, etc. provided insights in what it meant for women on farms to cope with work and daily life only with the help of children, adolescents, elderly people, whilst the men were at war.
Photo: Amt für Film und Medien, collection Peter Hasler, Trens.