Culture and Tradition in Valle Aurina

A valley full of history and love of culture

Time moves on, but traditions are maintained and celebrated with warmth and joy by the Ahrntalers. Even today, the old traditions are evident in the villages.

From church festivals, processions and festivals with costumes and music, to ancient crafts and South Tirolean specialities, you can experience a lot during your next stay in Ahrntal.


Highlights in Valle Aurina

Taufers Castle

Dynastic castle of the rulers of Taufers, built up into a spacious residential castle during the 15th and 16th century, it has been owned by the South Tirolean Castles Institute since 1977.

Holy Spirit Church

The church is situated at the furthest reaches of Ahrntal, leaning against a large rock. It was built around 1455, and was enlarged and converted to its current form in the 16th century.

Prettau Mine and the Climatic Gallery

In the Climatic Gallery in Prettau you will discover quite special microclimatic conditions. The Climatic Gallery is approximately 1,100 metres inside the mine and should be a place for peace, relaxation and recuperation.

Alpine Pastures - Refuge Huts - Mountain Summits

The natural qualities of the unspoilt Ahrntal must under no circumstances be disturbed.



Mining Museum

Copper was mined for more than five hundred years in Prettau in the Ahrntal. The administrative centre for the mine was in Steinhaus. The Steinhaus Mining Museum has been situated in the corn barns, the food store for the mine, since autumn 2000.

Crib Museum

The name for the Crib Museum "Maranatha" comes from Aramaic, Jesus’ mother tongue, and means: "Our Lord is coming!" Increddible craft located in Luttach...

Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum at Dietenheim in Bruneck was established in 1976. Sitz is an old, very grand and magnificent courtyard, one of four Maier courtyards in Dietenheim, a village, which was officially documented for the first time in 995, and whose name is evidence of the first settlement of Bavarians in Pustertal.

Mineral Museum

The most important museum in the East Alps arose from a decades-long passion for seeking and collecting minerals.