suedtiroler obstbaumuseum niederlana
suedtiroler obstbaumuseum niederlana

South Tyrolean Fruit Growing Museum

Lana near Merano is one of the oldest fruit growing villages of South Tyrol.

The residence Larchgut at Lana is seat of the Fruit Growing Museum which has been inaugurated in 1990. This museum illustrates stages of fruit growing in South Tyrol - and of course especially at Merano and surroundings - by exhibiting items and machines and more than 60 charts. Media and models complete the offer. An exhibition area of some 1,000 sqm makes an illustrative and enjoyable presentation of the subject possible. Workshops on apples, e.g. how to prepare apple strudel, and other events also inform about fruit growing and fruits in general. Also old varieties of apples (more than 40) are presented.

Also methods of crop spraying and its development in the course of time are a central point in the presentation of apple tree cultivation. The "Braunsberger Torggl" is, however, slightly off-topic. This grape press dates back to the 16th century and is the oldest grape press of South Tyrol. The residence Larchgut includes an ancient residential tower and has been mentioned for the first time in 1301. Shortly before, the residence has been built by the Lords of Lana-Brandis. In 1530 a Gothic annex was added to the building.

South Tyrol is the largest fruit growing area at one stretch of Europe - 18,000 hectares and 50 million apple trees, resulting in 10 percent of the European production in South Tyrol alone. One percent of these apples come from Lana!

Currently, access may be subject to certain restrictions.

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Opening times

  • Sat 24 Jul closed
  • Sun 25 Jul closed
  • Mon 26 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 27 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 28 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 29 Jul 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 30 Jul 10:00 - 18:00

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Spring 2021 (04/01/2021 - 05/31/2021)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sun 10:00 - 17:00

Summer 2021 (06/01/2021 - 08/31/2021)

  • Mon 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 18:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Autumn 2021 (09/01/2021 - 10/31/2021)

  • Mon 10:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

November 2021 (11/01/2021 - 11/11/2021)

  • Mon 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 15:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 15:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 15:00
  • Fri closed
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 adults with guest card
€ 2.50 groups (min. 20 persons)
€ 2.00 children and young people (6-18 years)
€ 1.50 school classes and students

€ 6.00 family ticket (1 adult with children)
€ 10.00 family ticket (2 adults with children)

free for children under 6 years

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