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!

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Opening times

  • Wed 29 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 30 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 31 May 10:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 01 Jun closed
  • Sun 02 Jun closed
  • Mon 03 Jun closed
  • Tue 04 Jun closed

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Spring start 2024 (25/03/2024 - 31/03/2024)

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

Easter 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Spring 2024 (01/04/2024 - 01/06/2024)

  • 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 12:00 - 18:00

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) 10:00 - 17:00

Summer closure 2024 (02/06/2024 - 09/06/2024)

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

Summer start 2024 (10/06/2024 - 30/06/2024)

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

Summer 2024 (01/07/2024 - 31/08/2024)

  • Mon 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
  • Tue 09:00 - 14:00
  • Wed 09:00 - 14:00
  • Thu 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00
  • Fri 09:00 - 14:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Feast of the Assumption 2024 (15/08/2024) 09:00 - 14:00 18:00 - 21:00

Autumn 2024 (01/09/2024 - 31/10/2024)

  • 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 12:00 - 18:00

Late autumn 2024 (01/11/2024 - 07/11/2024)

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

All Saints 2024 (01/11/2024) 10:00 - 15:00

Admission

€ 6.00 adults
€ 4.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 4.00 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 3.00 students
€ 3.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

€ 14.00 family ticket

free for children under 6 years
free for school classes
free with the Museumcard and museumobil Card

guided tour (+ admission):
€ 4.00 adults
€ 3.50 groups (10 and more persons)
€ 3.00 groups (20 and more persons)
€ 2.00 students
€ 2.00 children and young people (6-18 years)

every Sunday museum day: tickets € 1.00

More information

The museum stays open every year from the end of March to November, summer closure from June 2 to 9. In July and August, every Monday and Thursday evening opening from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Season start 2024 on March 25.

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