You can now admire this passion all year round in our Hotel Mondschein in Sexten. This is where one of the most beautiful and famous nativity exhibitions in South Tyrol can be found.
And the story of its creation is anything but boring! If we could travel back in time, then we would probably have arrived in 1906, and could watch the baker and innkeeper Anton turn his back on his home business, and set off on a pilgrimage to Palestine. At that time, a real pioneering achievement. After 20 days he returned to the Hochpustertal with a head full of new ideas, sparkling eyes and precise sketches of sacred sites. In his workshop he built grandiose, oriental nativity scenes true to the original using craftsmanship and artistic skill. The first oriental nativity scene did not survive the First World War, but the others that you can see today in our collection of nativity scenes in South Tyrol are more impressive than ever: They comprise over 1000 nativity figures! The magnificent nativity figures and groups of figures were made by the contemporary woodcarvers Seisl, Gwercher, Speckbacher, Spiegl from North Tyrol and Josef Tschurtschenthaler from Sexten.