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One farm, three generations

In the hands of the Nagler family for over 200 years

It is probably the greatest strength of our farm, transmitting knowledge and possessions from generation to generation. Living in close contact, our families enrich the business with experience and new ideas. From the second half of the eighteenth century, the Nagler family has owned and cultivated Lüch da Murin. In 2000 the name "Ancestral Farm" (Lüch de Familia) was awarded to our farm because the same family has owned it for over two hundred years. Today there are 1,166 inherited farms in South Tyrol. Approximately 13.400 are officially "closed" farms in the province of Bolzano. The farms are called "closed" when all the surface structures form an indivisible unity. These farm properties cannot therefore be individually sold or split.

Now the farm is Gottfried's. He is an agricultural expert and has been working at our province's Natural Parks Service for many years. His wife Rossana, originally from Rosà , in the Veneto province, studied geology and worked for several years at the MuSe in Trento. Hence the idea of starting an educational farm dedicated to training children and to safeguard the breeds of indigenous and threatened animals. The son Matthias represents the future of the farm and already loves being outdoors and in the company of the animals. The grandparents Paolo and Rosina are still active on the farm. For forty years they have led the farm renewing most of the structures.

Agriculture in the heart of the Dolomites

Agricultural activity at a mountain farm in Alta Badia

Our farm, Lüch da Murin in Badia, is located on the bank of the Val Badia's main river, the Rio Gadera in Italian and Gran Ega in Ladin, which means big water. Once the force of the water moved the wheels of a sawmill and a "murin" which means mill. The main agricultural activity is the breeding of Grigia Alpina cattle for sale to diary or quality meat producers at kilometer zero. The main fodder is hay, produced entirely on our four hectares of meadows and approximately two hectares of land we rent nearby. In addition, the farm has over seven hectares of forest, especially valuable for the supply of wood, which provides natural fuel to heat the rooms of the house.