Pfander Alm Malga Pfandler
Pfander Alm Malga Pfandler

Historical site Malga Pfandler

This alpine hut, part of the MuseumPasseier, was the refuge for the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer

The Pfandler Alm is located above San Martino in Passiria in Prantago, at 1,350 m a.s.l. First Andreas Hofer, along with wife, child and even scrivener, hid at the Keldererhof farm and later on at the Pfandlerhof farm. The French troops had announced that they would invade via Passo Giovo.

On December 11, 1809, Hofer sent his family in a hideout on Mt. Monteneve, while he walked up the way to the Pfandler Alm. On Christmas Eve his family visited him and they stayed for one and a half months. Even if Andreas Hofer was forewarned, he stayed in his hideaway. For this reason he and his family were arrested by the French and Italians on January 28, 1810, and he was taken to Mantova. His family was released in Bolzano, while he was shot in Mantova on February 20, 1810.

The refuge at the same-named alpine pasture burnt down in 1919 and was rebuilt true to the original by the local Schützen association in 1984. The Pfandler Alm can be reached in 2 hours from San Martino in Passiria on the long-distance hiking trail no. 5.

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Opening times

  • Sun 19 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Mon 20 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 21 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 22 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 23 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 24 May 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 25 May 09:00 - 22:00

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Full timetables
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Pfandler Alp - spring 2024 (01/05/2024 - 09/06/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 22:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 09:00 - 22:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 09:00 - 22:00

Republic Day 2024 (02/06/2024) 09:00 - 22:00

Pfandler Alp - summer 2024 (10/06/2024 - 08/09/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 22:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 22:00

Pfandler Alp - autumn 2024 (09/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 22:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 22:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 22:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sat 09:00 - 22:00
  • Sun 09:00 - 22:00

Admission

free admission to the Pfandler Alp memorial and to the Pfistrad Alp museum

More information

The opening hours refer to the ones of the snack station with the memorial of the Pfandler Alp, which stays open every year from early May to the end of October, every day from 9 am to 10 pm, warm dishes from 11.45 am to 3 pm, Friday rest day. Season start 2024 on the 1st of May.

The Pfistrad Alp museum is accessible from May 31 to the 1st of October 2024, the managed St. Anna Pfistrad Mountain Hut reopens on May 21, 2024 (until early October, no rest day).

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