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 Pontives in the Val Gardena has been 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 25 Feb closed
  • Mon 26 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Tue 27 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Wed 28 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Thu 29 Feb 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Fri 01 Mar 10:00 - 12:00 14:00 - 17:00
  • Sat 02 Mar closed

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Winter 2024 (08/01/2024 - 22/03/2024)

  • 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

Spring 2024 (25/03/2024 - 31/05/2024)

  • 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 2024 (31/03/2024) closed

Easter Monday 2024 (01/04/2024) closed

Liberation Day 2024 (25/04/2024) closed

Labor Day 2024 (01/05/2024) closed

Whit Monday 2024 (20/05/2024) closed

Admission

€ 5.00 adults
€ 4.00 groups
€ 2.00 children

€ 11.00 family ticket

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The Nativity Scene Museum stays open all year round, closed at the weekend and on public holidays. Visits and guided tours on request by phone also outside the opening hours.

Unfortunately, the museum is not barrier-free.

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