Museums in Val Venosta / Vinschgau
The Museum of the Ortles / Ortler Region tells the history of tourism and Alpinism over the past 100 years of the Ortles Region and also serves as a monument to the nearby mountain front during WWI.
Two of the five Messner Mountain Museums are located in the Venosta / Vinschgau Valley. The Messner Mountain Museum Ortles / Ortler is situated at an altitude of 1,900m in Solda and is constructed underground; the Messner Mountain Museum Juvale / Juval is located in the castle of the same name above Naturno / Naturns.
In the Church Gate Tower of Glorenza / Glurns there is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the artist Paul Flora. This native son of Glorenza / Glurns became famous as a caricaturist for the well-known weekly paper “Die Zeit”, for which he worked for nearly 25 years. Flora’s life was mainly spent in Innsbruck, but Glorenza / Glurns was throughout his life an important point of reference. He was buried at his own request in the cemetery of Glorenza / Glurns in 2009.