Pfander Alm Malga Pfandler
Pfander Alm Malga Pfandler

Historical site Malga Pfandler

This alpine pasture, part of the MuseumPasseier, has been place of refuge for the freedom fighter Andreas Hofer.

The Pfandler alpine pasture is located above San Martino in Passiria at Prantach, at 1,350 m asl. First Andreas Hofer, along with wife, child and even scrivener, hid at the Kelderer 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 at Monteneve, while he walked up the way to the Pfandler alpine pasture. 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 in the month of February.

The refuge at the Pfandler alpine pasture burnt in 1919 and has been reconstructed by the local Schützen association in 1984, true to the original. Visiting this place can perfectly been combined with a hike on the E5 hiking trail (2 hours to walk).

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Opening times

  • Thu 29 Sep 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 30 Sep 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 01 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 02 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Mon 03 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 04 Oct 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 05 Oct 08:00 - 18:00

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Alpine pastures - summer 2022 (05/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • Mon 08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat 08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun 08:00 - 18:00


free admission to the Pfandler memorial site and to the Pfistrad alp museum

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Pfandler mountain inn open from early May to the end of October 2022 from 9 am to 10 pm (warm kitchen from 11.45 am to 3 pm, Friday rest day), and Pfistrad mountain inn open from the end of May to early October 2022, daily without rest day. Both offer South Tyrolean dishes.

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