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Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

The museum in St. Martin in Thurn in the Dolomites is fully dedicated to the history and culture of the third language group in South Tyrol: the Ladins.

In fact, besides the German and the Italian language also Ladin is spoken in the Alpine region. Ladin is an old Romanic tongue, which is nowadays spoken by around 30,000 people in the Dolomites.

The Ladin Museum at Ćiastel de Tor Castle does not only give its visitors an insight into the Ladin history, language and craft, but also into the evolution of the Dolomites, their geology as well as economic and touristic development. Changing exhibitions and special kids’ programmes complete the offer.

Culture & tradition

The museum displays the uniqueness of the landscapes in the Dolomites, the typical regional ways of life and the continuing existence of its oldest language. In fact, the habitat of the Ladins is still alive among the German and Italian language and culture area.

The Ladin language has its origins in Vulgar Latin. As well, pre-Roman and Rhaetian elements were important. The linguistic differences in the five valleys in the Dolomites – among them Gadertal and Gröden in South Tyrol – date back to the Middle Ages and the modern era. The valleys’ division over three Italian provinces during First War One is still present today. After the war, the Ladins’ recognition as an own linguistic and ethnic group has evolved in different ways.

As well, the museum tells about the importance of Ladin craft, which gained more and more importance in the late 18th century. In fact, Ampezzo was known for jewellery and souvenirs made of silver filigree, Gröden for its wood carvings, Fassa for its talented muralists as well as Gadertal for its elaborate wooden chests. The tradition of woodcarving in Gröden has withstood both World Wars until today.

History of the Dolomites

Archaeological finds from the whole region witness the settlement history of the Dolomites. The Ladin Museum in St. Martin in Thurn also offers an insight into the geology of this mountain ridge in the southern Calcareous Alps, full of fossils.

Treated as well are the touristic and economic development in the valley of the Dolomites. Already in the 19th century, today’s UNESCO World Natural Heritage fascinated alpinists and upscale tourists from the entire Europe. Effectively, tourism has become the most important economic sector in Dolomites after the year 1945.

More info & opening hours:

Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
Torstraße 65, I-39030 St. Martin in Thurn
Phone: +39 0474 524020
E-mail: info@museumladin.it
Web: museumladin.it

Bruneck Kronplatz tourism
Bruneck Kronplatz tourism
Rathausplatz 7 - 39031 Bruneck
+39 0474 555722
info@bruneck.com
www.bruneck.com

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Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor in St. Martin in Thurn

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Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor in St. Martin in Thurn

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Ćiastel de Tor Castle
Ćiastel de Tor Castle

The Ćiastel de Tor Castle accommodates the Museum Ladin, telling you more about Ladin history, the unique landscape and the formation of the Dolomites.

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Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

The museum is about Ladin history and the formation of the Dolomites.Several special exhibitions and programmes for kids complete the offer.

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Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor
Museum Ladin Ćiastel de Tor

If you are interested in Ladin history and in the unique landscape of the Dolomites, you should absolutely visit the Museum Ladin at Ćiastel de Tor castle.

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Hotel Pütia - St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
Hotel Pütia
St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
4.7 Excellent

Inviting hotel in a quiet position in the heart of the Dolomites, comfortable rooms with any comfort, sunny rooftop terrace and wellness area with sauna, solarium and whirlpool.

from 61 € per day
Hotel Antermoia - St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
Hotel Antermoia
St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
4.6 Excellent

Our Hotel is located on a very sunny place in the Dolomites. Family atmosphere, excellent cuisine and untouched nature, cultural perculiarites will enable you to relax completely.

from 50 € per day
Pension Maria - St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
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Pension Maria
St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
4.7 Excellent

Small but cosy guest house in the Dolomites with wellness area – relax amid nature!

from 51 € per day
Hotel Panorama Elisabeth - St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
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Hotel Panorama Elisabeth
St. Martin in Thurn at Mt. Kronplatz
4.9 Excellent

Wellness area with whirlpool and panoramic sauna in the garden, new rooms with pine wood, in-house restaurant with bar – an oasis of tranquillity for hikers, motorcyclists & relaxation lovers!

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