If you are interested in a comprehensive experience of culture and tourism, then Thema! is what you are looking for! Over the last few years, this project has been launched in order to enhance both the natural and historical heritage of the Antholz valley. Among these, the following cultural sites are of particular interest:
Numerous castles and museums characterise the Pustertal valley and its side dales as places of history. For a moment, they allow us to forget the here and now and invite us to embark on an imaginative journey into the past. Here in the Antholzertal valley itself, you can be guided back in time by the captivating atmosphere of the Altrasen/Rasun Vecchia castle ruins in the town called Niederrasen/Rasun and the Neurasen/Rasun Nuova castle ruins in Oberrasen/Rasun di Sopra.
But there is plenty to discover in the surrounding areas as well: In the city of Bruneck/Brunico, the cultural centre of the Pustertal valley, you can visit the picturesque historic centre and the imposing castle called “Schloss Bruneck”, where the MMM Ripa museum about mountain cultures is located. Two more castles worth visiting are Schloss Welsperg, built in the 12th century, situated at the entrance to the valley called Gsieser Tal/Val Casies, and Burg Taufers, built in the 13th century, which lies in the Ahrntal/Valle Aurina valley. If you are interested in exploring the museums of the Pustertal valley, we recommend a tour to the Kronplatz/Plan de Corones summit, where two museums invite you to a visit: the LUMEN Museum for Mountain Photography and the MMM Corones, which is the highest located museum in South Tyrol and provides fascinating insights into alpinism and the life of mountaineers. Last but not least, the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum, located in the town of Dietenheim/Teodone, offers a unique glimpse into the former everyday life of our region’s rural population.