Old Nessler Thaja

The beautifully renovated Alte Nessler Thaja (Alpine dairy hut) nestles against the landscape. Equipment which Alpine dairymen and herdsmen used on the Alpine pasture are displayed in the interior of the hut. The Alte Nessler Thaja is located approx. 200 m to the East of the new Nessler Alpine pasture above Pettneu.

Old Nessler Thaja

After successful restorations on the “Alte Nessler Thaja”, the building was made accessible to visitors interested in history. The aim is to get an insight into the daily life on Stanzertal’s Alpine pasture as it was 40 years ago or earlier. The dairy room was furnished with tools and equipment in such a way that the economic activity (Alpine cheese dairy) could be resumed just as it was in 1975 before it was abandoned. Likewise, the dining rooms and sleeping quarters were furnished in the same way the herdsmen left them at that time.

For purposes of supplying visitors with information, a multimedia station was set up in the cheese and butter cellar where films about the Nessler Alpine pasture and its history can be played. Besides, there are lecterns where small booklets vividly documenting earlier life on Alpine pastures are displayed. Between the years 2014 and 2017 the Alte Nessler Thaja (Thaja = Alpine dairy hut) was restored according to suggestions put forward by the Heritage Agency and once again made accessible to the public. After successful construction measures, the building was again brought to life.

The ‘’two thirds court’’ in Landeck is an important aspect in understanding the economic development relating to the Alpine pasture in Stanzertal. This original administrative system dates from the 13th century and is still being practiced today in small sectors in its original form. It is for this reason that the ‘’two thirds court’’ in Landeck was accepted into the national register of “intangible cultural heritage” in 2017.

Guests, locals and all interested persons from near and far shall get an insight into “earlier life on Alpine pastures” in the Alte Nessler Thaja.

Opening hours: daily: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. (June – September)
Guided tours: every Thursday, 10:30 a.m. and on request
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