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The cultural high valley in South Tyrol

Experience the cultural highlights in your Hochpustertal holiday region

The Pustertal holiday region offers a diverse activity programme and recreation resort as well as a wide range of cultural events and various sights. Experience a very special culture holiday in Innichen Hochpustertal.

The sheer endless choice of leisure activities has a positive effect on your holiday plans. Go on a cultural discovery journey – also outside of your Leitlhof holiday hotel in Innichen – there’s a lot to see. 

Diverse museums

During your holiday in Hochpustertal visit some interesting museums and exhibition in the region. You should not miss out on these museums, not only as an alternative for days of bad weather. 

DoloMythos

The museum about the Dolomites World Nature Heritage is located right in your holiday destination Innichen and shows the how the mountain group developed over the years.

Brand new in the exhibition programme: The DoloMythos Dinosaur Worlds: Latest researches have shown that some of the dinosaurs’ habitats were right here in your holiday region. Marvel at the artistic reconstruction and original finds. In the park next to the museum archaeologists and palaeontologists of all ages search for treasure and minerals throughout the year.

The culture of the region of South Tyrol
Cultural Highlights

Monte Piana Open Air Museum

The historic museum about the First World War is located on the 2,325m high Monte Piana. Combine a visit at the museum with a hike or take the shuttle service up to the mountain top. Once arrived at the summit you can marvel at the evidences from the First World War at the open air museum. 

Dietenheim Folklore Museum

South Tyrol’s oldest State Museum shows lifestyles of the local Pustertal population throughout the last centuries, including the premises of the landed gentry and the Baroque Mair am Hof building from the 17th century. 

Rudolf-Stolz-Museum

Take a look at how the South Tyrolean fresco artist from the last century, Rudolf Stolz, worked with this collection of his works. Marvel at sketches and drafts, but also aquarelles and graphics. 

Sextner Crib Museum

In Sexten you will find an enormous and interesting crib collection, compiled with a lot of love for detail by the Mondschein Hotel. You will see Tyrolean cribs as well as oriental cribs. The exhibits go back to the last century. 

Events

Culture events take regularly place in Innichen centre. The team at the Leitlhof Hotel will gladly inform you about the latest programme and highlights. Experience the hustle and bustle on the various weekly markets in Hochpustertal and let yourself get carried away by the lovely holiday atmosphere. 

Toblach Grandhotel Cultural Centre

When talking about culture in Hochpustertal, we also have to mention the Toblach Grandhotel Cultural Centre. It’s here where the Gustav Mahler music week and the South Tyrol Festival takes place as well as many concerts, readings and exhibitions. 

Market culture

Weekly markets take place on 6 days a week all over South Tyrol. Here you will find everything from culinary, to clothes and small sundries.

Not too far from Innichen we recommend the weekly market in Toblach (Tuesdays), in Bruneck (Wednesdays and Fridays – farmers market) and the market in Bolzano (Fridays & Saturdays).

We also recommend the flower and fruit market in Bolzano. 

Fairs

South Tyrol’s capital Bolzano is located about 100 kilometres away from your Leitlhof Hotel. Regularly interesting fairs take place here: 

Leisure fair in April

Topics: garden, fitness, sports, beauty, vitality, camping, outdoor, ... 

Autumn fair in November

Topics: Home and building, furnishing and living, Christmas articles, culinary 

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South Tyrolean traditions and customs

Be in the middle of the action when traditional and old customs and traditional costume festivals are celebrated. If you want to try on the Pustertal traditional costumes, then take part in the traditional festival wearing a Dirndl or Lederhosen and enjoy the delicious South Tyrolean dishes. 

Sights

Various fortresses, castles, churches and monuments invite you to a sightseeing tour in Hochpustertal. The abbey church in Innichen fascinates with its Romanesque sacred building and the Michaelskirche (Michael’s Church) with the frescos by Michael Pacher.

Visit for example the completely renovated Burg military cemetery in Innichen or the Gustav Mahler Memorial in Toblach. The famous composer  appreciated the beauty of the Pustertal and spent several summers here with his wife Alma in order to find inspiration and compose in peace. It was in Toblach that Mahler composed "The Song of the Earth“ and some of his symphonies. The internationally acclaimed Gustav-Mahler-Musikwochen musical festival is held in his honour each summer.

If you fancy a culture holiday in Hochpustertal in the Sextner Dolomites, send us your no obligation holiday enquiry with your wishes or book directly online on our website.