Südtiroler Landesmuseum für Jagd und Fischerei - Schloss Wolfsthurn

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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.

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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.

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Kiko Pedrozo and Hansi Zeller

„From South America to the Allgäu and back“ - concert in the ballroom

World music at its finest

Thursday, 4th August 2016
Beginning: 9 pm
Free admission

In cooperation with the Tourist Office Ratschings

Photo: Pedrozo/Zeller

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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

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.