Museums & Sightseeing
What to see in Val Gardena
The Gherdëina Local Heritage Museum “Museum de Gherdëina” is situated right in the centre of Ortisei and exhibits valuable collections related to the cultural and natural history of Val Gardena.
Fascinating folk art and colourful wooden toys, sculptures and paintings of local artists, an extensive collection of fossils and minerals as well as archaeological finds from the valley and surroundings. A special attraction is the Lenten cloth of the Saint James’ Church above Ortisei. The multimedial exhibition "Bierjun 1490. A secret Passion" shows the tiny sleeping room from the Bierjun farmhouse near Ortisei with very rare sanguine drowings from the Late Middle Ages. The delicate drowings on the wooden walls are shown through a "digital window".
Mother Nature has created the most spectacular monuments in Val Gardena, but there is more to the region than the fine scenery nevertheless, including works of man which are very much worth discovering. Those works of man are the most impressive that have been set in the beautiful countryside of Val Gardena, like the Crucifix of Sëurasas or Saint James’ Church.