The Val Gardena Museum in the centre of Ortisei is among the country’s most important museum. On its two floors, there are hidden treasures which one may not expect to find in a high mountain valley: fascinating wooden toys and precious artwork by Val Gardena artists and carvers, impressive samples of plant and marine life dating back to 280 million years ago. The medieval sleeping chamber of Bierjum farm and the Luis Trenker special exhibition.
Museum Gherdëina Cësa di Ladins
Str. Rezia 83 - Tel. 0471 797554
Monday - Friday: 10.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m., 02.00 p.m.-06.00 p.m.
From 26.12.2014 to 06.01.2014 daily: 10.00 a.m.-12.00 a.m., 02.00 p.m.-06.00 p.m.
Guided tours for groups by appointment also outside opening hours.
At the ART52 permanent exhibition of the artistic handcraft in Gardena Valley at the Cultural Center “Luis Trenker” visitors can admire woodcarvings of our best artists and artisans. In Gardena Valley woodcarving, painting and gilding are crafts with a long famous tradition. The beginning of Gardena’s artistic woodcarving dates back to the middle of the 17th century. Since then woodcarving became the most important economic activity in the valley, getting well known all over the world through its unique masterpieces and original products. The permanent exhibition ART52 of Gardenese arts and crafts shows hand carved work of individually working sculptors as well as products of large organized workshops.
Cultural Center “Luis Trenker”
Daily: 09.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m.