To visit in Val Badia
Museums and places of interest in and around La Val
The Ladin Ciastel die Tor museum is located in San Martino in Badia in the castle which thrones above the village. The museum concentrates on the Ladin culture and on the territories of the Ladin population. History, traditions, customs, archaeology, nature geology, tourism and agriculture are some of the themes developed upon.
At the centre of the village of San Cassiano in Alta Badia the Ursus Ladinicus museum is located. This museum is dedicated to a particular type of bear that was discovered in a cave at the foot of Conturines mountain. The museum is especially well-liked by children, in particular for the reconstruction of the cave where you can admire the sleeping bear.
At San Vigilio di Marebbe, the Fanes-Sennes-Braies nature park's visitor's centre represents the ideal window of opportunity to discover the secrets of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Multimedia panels, terrariums, three dimensional reconstructions along a winding course will let you discover all of the peculiarities of this little piece of paradise.
At Longiarù the Valley of the Mills represents important proof of the history of economic sustenance which once prevailed in Val Badia. A short and pleasant walk brings you to various types of mills and machinery which utilise the power of water. Close to the path you'll find the two beautiful "viles" of Seres and Mischi.
At the city castle in Brunico there's one of Reinhold Messner's museums dedicated to mountain populations, at Teodone you'll find the provincial museum of customs and traditions where several of South Tyrol's antique structures have been recreated, while at Kronplatz, a second museum of the famous Alpinist is dedicated to rocks and to Alpinism.