Culture in Valle Aurina

Free entry to the Messner Mountain Museum

If it doesn’t cost anything, it can’t be good? Not with us! Valle Aurina is full of culture and offers you its treasures for free, but certainly not for nothing. If you stay 3 nights or more, you get the Valle Aurina guest card and free admission to many great activities and highlights. Discover geological treasures from the depths of the mountains in the Mineral Museum or follow in the footsteps of South Tyrol’s most famous mountaineer in the mmm – the Messner Mountain Museum. Experience underground adventures in the Predoi Exhibition Mine and learn all manner of exciting facts about flora and fauna in the Nature Park House. The Franziskusweg (St. Francis’ Path) is a place for quiet contemplation, and if you are interested in handicrafts and tradition, you will find more than one in Valle Aurina.


Messner Mountain Museum

MMM Corones on Kronplatz between the Puster and Gader Valleys is devoted to the supreme discipline of mountaineering: the Trad Adventure Alpinism on which Reinhold Messner has left his mark.

Museum of Minerals

The Museum of Minerals in San Giovanni introduces its visitors into the fascinating world of rocks of the Zillertal Alps. The Museum of Minerals in San Giovanni in the Valle Aurina is a very interesting museum exhibiting many minerals of the surrounding mountain. It hosts the findings of the passionate collector Artur Kirchler, who collected more than 950 rocks in the area of the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern mountain range. Very interesting are the biggest smoky quartz rocks in South Tyrol as well as a very rare crystal found in the mine of Predoi. Moreover, in the multimedia room of the museum you can learn a lot about the forming, searching and finding of minerals, as well as about their medicinal benefits.

Trail of St. Francis

This circular hike puts nature in the spotlight and is a cultural monument of Campo Tures. 

The copper mine


Copper was mined in Prettau for more than 400 years. Today the mine gallery of St Ignaz has been opened to visitors. The mine train takes visitors more than one kilometre into the enchanting world of the subterranean. 

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