museum heide
museum heide

Nativity Museum Heide

In the crib museum in Pontives near Ortisei, scenes of the most famous Italian and Austrian crib makers can be admired.

Since 1970, the Heide company in the Val Gardena is producing wood carvings, in particular wooden cribs. Probably their most famous crib is the "Ankleidekrippe", a crib with movable figures which are particularly suited for getting dressed. Serial productions in various sizes and with different clothing are part of the range produced by Heide but also custom-made products.

Drafts and production exclusively take place in the Gardena valley. To make this variety and additional works of selected international artists accessible to the general public, in 2012 the Nativity Museum Heide was opened on a surface of 500 m², displaying 40 masterpieces. Furthermore, the 150 m² big Original Heide Shop offers crib figures in various sizes and models. The museum is not barrier-free yet.

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Opening times

  • Sun 14 Aug closed
  • Mon 15 Aug closed
  • Tue 16 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 17 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 18 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 19 Aug 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 20 Aug closed

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Spring - summer 2022 (03/01/2022 - 10/31/2022)

  • Mon 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat closed
  • Sun closed

Easter 2022 (04/17/2022) closed

Easter Monday 2022 (04/18/2022) closed

Liberation Day 2022 (04/25/2022) closed

Labor Day 2022 (05/01/2022) closed

Republic Day 2022 (06/02/2022) closed

Whit Monday 2022 (06/06/2022) closed

Feast of the Assumption 2022 (08/15/2022) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 groups
€ 2.00 children
€ 11.00 family ticket

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The museum stays open all year round, by appointment also outside the opening hours.

Guided tours on request. Unfortunately, the museum is not barrier-free.

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