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The Novacella Monastery is one of the most important monasteries in South Tyrol. His collegiate church dates back to the Romanesque and can now be seen in its magnificent baroque form. Worth seeing are the cloister from the Middle Ages with frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries, the beautiful Rococo library and especially the ceiling frescoes by Matthaeus Guenther, the famous Baroque painter.
How farmers lived
The Folklore Museum Dietenheim is a fascinating ensemble of old South Tyrolean houses, garages and stables, which were grouped around a picturesque old estate. The open-air museum is well worth a day trip. It is one of the most beautiful ever.
Deep in the rock
At Predoi in the Aurina Valley copper was mined over many decades. In the former food store, the granary stone house, now a mining museum invites you to discover and understand the hard work of the stone-carvers at the time. The highest mine in Europe, also the longest in operation located in the Alpine region, is located in the Schneeberg – now a fascinating adventure mine. And also the mining museum in Villandro should be of interest for every mountain lover.
There are now several MMM Messner Mountain Museum founded by the most famous South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner in Brunico Castle, Pusteria Valley, in Castle Castle in Venosta Valley, in Solda at the bottom of the Ortles, in Cibiana di Cadore in the Dolomites and on Plan de Corones. The main museum is housed in Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano. They are all dedicated to the great topic of man and mountain, seen in each of the MMM from an exciting new perspective.
The magnificent city of Bressanone, the fashionable Merano, the dreamy Brunico and the ancient city of Bolzano, with their weekly markets, their several historical sites, walking and shopping opportunities are rewarding destinations that you should not miss.