At the Touriseum reception you can purchase our in-house publications and museum souvenirs. Our series of postcards and posters with illustrations by the artist Franz J. Lenhart are particularly popular.
Zimmer frei. A companion guide to the Touriseum
Available in German and Italian: Josef Rohrer: "Zimmer frei. Das Buch zum Touriseum". A fully illustrated history of Tourism in Tyrol and South Tyrol for locals and guests alike. [250 p.]
This beautifully illustrated companion guide to the Touriseum offers an easy overview of the history of tourism in the Alps. The 18 chapters and over 400 photographs follow the general layout of the exhibition. Each chapter starts with an introduction describing the economic, cultural and social background to the relevant stage in the history of tourism. These are followed by short accounts of individual exhibits, events and personalities. A chronology refers to major events outside the region. The book aims not only to complement and augment the exhibition, but also to fill a gap. Despite the long tradition of tourism in the region, there was no overview available of the whole period from the arrival of the first tourists right up to the present day. This book does not set out to be an academic catalogue, but an easily-accessible reader for the general public, locals and tourists alike. The author, Josef Rohrer, was a journalist for 20 years. He subsequently became a museum organiser, and was a member of the team of four responsible for the creation of the Touriseum. "Zimmer Frei" also contains an introductory essay by the South Tyrol historian Hans Heiss. PREMIO ITAS 2004
Trauttmansdorff. Geschichte(n) eines Schlosses
> Available in German and Italian: Josef Rohrer: Trauttmansdorff. Geschichte(n) eines Schlosses. Überarbeitete Neuauflage; erschienen 2015 im Eigenverlag des Südtiroler Landesmuseums für Tourismus. [182 S.] Erhältlich auch im Südtiroler Buchhandel.
Das Buch erzählt lebendig und anschaulich die 700-jährige Geschichte von Schloss Trauttmansdorff, von der ersten Erwähnung des Schlosses im Mittelalter bis zur Umgestaltung als museale Attraktion 2003. Trauttmansdorff. Geschichte(n) eines Schlosses ist damit mehr als nur eine Chronik. Das Buch lässt sich auch als eine Geschichte Südtirols lesen. Il libro racconta in modo semplice e vivace i settecento anni di storia di Castel Trauttmansdorff, dalla prima citazione documentata del castello nel Medioevo fino alla sua trasformazione in un museo nel 2003. Trauttmansdorff. Storia & storie di un castello è dunque molto più che una semplice cronaca. Può essere letto, infatti, anche come una storia dell’Alto Adige.
Tourism & war
The catalogue of the temporary exhibition 2015. Tourism and war seem at first glance to be mutually exclusive. The exhibition "t0urism & war" shows how closely they are in fact related. [144 p.] (german and italian);
“War and Tourism” in the conflict of the First World War
"Tourism & War" (german/italian with english abstracts). Edited by Patrick Gasser, Andrea Leonardi and Gunda Barth-Scalmani, published by Touriseum. Printed by StudienVerlag, Innsbruck. 2014, 584 pages. ISBN: 978-3-7065-5350-6).Download
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Kellner und Kellnerin - Eine Kulturgeschichte / Cameriere e cameriera - Una storia culturale
Edited by Konrad Köstlin, Andrea Leonardi, Paul Rösch. Printed by Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2011. German, Italian with abstracts in English, 608 pages.
The proceedings of the conference held from 27 to 29 May 2010 at the Touriseum in Meran/Merano comprise the contributions of participants from Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Together with representatives of the sector, scholars of European social and economic history, ethnology and folklore analyze the historical, economic, social and cultural perspectives of the service professions and their future potential.
Guide to the Touriseum
Little guide to the Touriseum: A trip round the Museum of Tourism, published in June 2004 by South Tyrol Museum of Tourism Trauttmansdorff Castel, ill. [31 p.]
Andreas Hofer - Ein Tourismusheld?! - Un eroe del turismo?!
Rösch Paul/Köstlin, Konrad: Andreas Hofer - Ein Tourismusheld?! - Un eroe del turismo?! Conference papers on the influence of Andreas Hofer on the development of tourism. 3rd volume of the series "Tourism & Museum" (german/italian with an english abstract). Published by Touriseum. Printed by StudienVerlag, Innsbruck. 2009, 702 pages.
Der mit dem Bart... l’Andreas Hofer del turismo
The catalogue of the temporary exhibition 2009. Do heroes and personalities have an influence on tourism? Published by Touriseum. Printed by Medus. Meran, 2009, [140 p.] (german and italian)
Touriseum - Virtual tour (DVD)
This DVD contains a virtual tour of the Touriseum, with 360° perspectives and all of the museums multimedia effects. Production: 3D-Pixel; Realisation: Peter Daldos; Publisher: Touriseum 2015.
Castle Trauttmannsdorff - DVD
This film tells the turbulent story of Trauttmannsdorff Castle, which also mirrors the history of South Tyrol.