Destinations in the Dolomites and surroundings: our top tips

Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano/Bozen

One destination nearby the Dolomites is the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano/Bozen with its main attraction, the sensational Ötzi. The museum's main attraction is the sensational find of Ötzi the Ice Man. The museum is popular with all age groups. The Ice Man is one of the most famous and significant mummies ever found anywhere in the world. The museum gives a good overview of his life, equipment, the customs of the time and the mystical circumstances surrounding his death. Children will appreciate a family-friendly approach while adults will be fascinated by the facts and items displayed in the museum.


Pflegerhof farm in Siusi/Seis

Discover fascinating smells - on more than 2.5 acres of land you can discover more than 500 local and exotic herbs. Since 1982, the farm has committed itself to organic herb cultivation, which you can admire in the green house and in the exhibition herb garden. Every day a variety of teas, herbal salts and other sweet smelling products are produced and can be tried in the farm store. Guided tours and conferences about herbs are hosted in summer.

Local handicrafts

Gherdeina Museum in Gardena/Gröden

This hugely insightful museum tells the story of the valley of Val Gardena/Grödnertal. Here you can admire unique finds from the Ice Age, fossils from the Dolomites, animals from the Alpine region, as well as an extraordinary selection of oil paintings and sacred art. Other topics displayed in the museum are the local handicrafts which have a century-old tradition in Gardena/Gröden, and the Luis Trenker exhibition which shows original works of art.

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