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Lahngut

Farm Handcrafts in Lana

Fam. Karl Heinz Windegger
Lahnstr. 9
39011 Lana
Lana
Product range:
  • spherical vases
  • wooden bowls and plates
  • wooden balls
  • wooden fruit
  • wooden jewellery
  • pepper mills

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Description

Lahngut farm encompasses 2.5 hectares of orchards and is situated in Niederlana (300 metres above sea level) south of Meran. Niederlana is famous for its parish church featuring a Late Gothic winged altar by the painter and sculptor Hans Schnatterpeck and belongs to the largest apple cultivating area in South Tyrol. This farm is a base for pleasant walks and is ideally placed for cyclists. Karlheinz Windegger has set up his wood turning workshop on the ground floor of the house with views of the orchards. Its centrepiece is the cast iron wood turning lathe, where the keen wood turner creates his varied range of unique wooden items.

Farm Handcrafts

“It is uneven, irregular things that fascinate me“, explains Karlheinz Windegger. The interesting texture of hardwood, a knotty grafting place in apple wood, a gnarled old block of wood: wood as nature made it is what the 50-year-old farmer likes to work with. He says, “Handwork is able to express these irregularities particularly well. Smooth surfaces, on the other hand, are associated with factory production“. Windegger began artistic wood turning in 2005 and since then the passion for this craft has not left him. He spends a lot of time in his workshop, especially in the winter months, and the items he creates are testament to his commitment. Countless hours of manual labour go into his elaborate pieces. “It is a real passion of mine”, states Windegger, who has been running his small turnery since 2009.

Arrival

Take the Lana-Burgstall exit from the MeBo dual carriageway and continue on the Boznerstraße in the Lana direction before turning left into Zollstraße and left again into Schnatterpeckstraße. Carry straight on at the junction with Sonnenweg and turn into Lahnweg. Continue on this road until you come to Lahngut-Hof farm on the left-hand side.

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