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The Minnehus

Discover the exciting life of Walther in the Minnehus in Laion

Discover Walther von der Vogelweide, the rock star of the Middle Ages. Let him tell you about his life, take memories with you and get enthusiastic about the undisputed star of the Minne and the Middle Ages in the Minnehus in Lajen.

Location and directions
The Minnehus is located in the centre of Lajen, the gateway to the Dolomites at the entrance to the Gröden/Val Gardena valley. Here you will find all the information you need to reach it by train, bus, car and also by plane.
Opening hours
from MO to SA
8-12.00 am
3.00-6.00 pm

Sunday and public holidays on request

For a guided tour of the exhibition, ask on our contact page.

Ticket price
children up to 5 years admission for free
children / youths 6 - 17 years € 3,00
- adults from 18 years € 5,00
- students (only with student card) € 3,00

- Admission for guidet tour
(max 15 pax)

€ 20,00 guide 
+ admission
- Individual guidet tour:
admission + € 3,00

- persons with disabilities
free admission
- schools of the municipality of Lajen
entrance discount - € 1.00

Throughout the year we offer a rich events programme; Browse and book on our events page.
The residence Vogelweiderhof
A fief of the bishop of Brixen
„The cadastral register from 1774 shows that through the obligation of other residences to the Außervogelweidhof, it is proof that the Außervogelweide was a fief of the bishop of Brixen in the 14th century.“

Quote from Dr. Georg Mühlberger

Walther's works
Under der linden
Under der linden
an der heide,
dâ unser zweier bette was,
dâ muget ir vinden
schône beide
gebrochen bluomen unde gras.
Vor dem walde in einem tal,
schône sanc diu nahtegal.
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Walther's Works
Liebe und Macht
Wer gap dir, Minne, den gewalt,
daz dû doch sô gewaltic bist?
dû twingest beide junc unt alt:
dâ für kan nieman keinen list.
nû lob ich got, sît dîniu bant
mich sulen twingen, deich sô rehte hân erkant
wâ dienest werdeclîchen lît.
dâ von enkume ich niemer. gnâde, ein küniginne!
lâ mich dir leben mîne zît.
At the entrance to the Dolomites
The Minnehus is located in the dolomite village of Lajen, the gateway to the Dolomites, at the entrance to the Gröden/Gardena valley. In the centre of the village, framed by historically valuable buildings, it has been renovated and dedicated to the life of Walther von der Vogelweide.
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