In this museum, everything revolves around one of the greatest inventions, many of whom have still come to know her and her typical rattling - the typewriter. The visitor can walk in the footsteps of one of their inventors, the Tyrolean Peter Mitterhofer from Töll. Besides the life of Peter Mitterhofer, you can learn everything about typewriters and admire an extensive collection of exhibits. From Mitterhofer's first model from 1874 to cipher machines from the First and Second World Wars, notation typewriters, a Chinese typewriter and the smallest typewriter in the world, visitors are shown all that is worth knowing about typewriters in historical testimony. The highlight of the collection is probably the "Malling Hanson", probably the most legendary typewriter and for which one or the other collector pays not only a small fortune.
But every interested person is taught much more. It is also about the origin of writing, starting with the Sumerian cuneiform script, Egyptian hieroglyphics, the Gutenberg Bible and the modern DIN2137 keypad of the typewriter.
The museum was opened in 1997 on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the death of the prominent son of the city. Since then the visitor can learn everything there is to know about typewriters and their development on three floors.
- The day pass at Typewriter Museum Peter Mitterhofer Partschnis is €7 making it one of the 10 cheapest tourist Attractions in Italy.
How to get there
Partschnis is easily accessible by car via Bozen-Meran. Take the A22 (toll) to the Bolzano South exit. Here you continue on the SS38 through the Adige valley to Meran. Follow the SS38 in the direction of Töll. At Hotel Edelweiss in Töll turn right to Partschnis and follow the road to the village of Partschnis.
The museum is located right in the centre of the village and cannot be missed.