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).

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Thu 26 Nov closed
  • Fri 27 Nov closed
  • Sat 28 Nov closed
  • Sun 29 Nov closed
  • Mon 30 Nov closed
  • Tue 01 Dec closed
  • Wed 02 Dec closed

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COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Closure (11/02/2020 - 11/30/2020)

  • Mon closed
  • Tue closed
  • Wed closed
  • Thu closed
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

05/01/2020 - 10/31/2020

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


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