Walther Amonn

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Walther Amonn (often written as Walter ; * June 28, 1898 in Bozen ; † January 27, 1989 ) was a South Tyrolean entrepreneur, patron and politician.


Amonn led from 1913 along with his brother Erich Amonn the company Amonn that was active in the manufacture and sale of paints, Trade of paper and hotel supplies, agricultural inputs and consumer goods. After the founding of the South Tyrol Trade and Service Association in 1946, he was elected its first president.

The " Dableiber " Amonn belonged to the bourgeois resistance groups in South Tyrol during the operational zone of the foothills of the Alps . In 1948 he was elected to the Bolzano municipal council as a candidate for the South Tyrolean People's Party and was subsequently responsible for the city council's finance department. In the elections in 1952 , a mandate for the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol and thus the South Tyrolean state parliament was won, which he held until 1956. During this period he also acted as a deputy assessor in the regional government of Trentino-South Tyrol .

In his private life, Amonn, who also published a number of books, was involved in art and museums. a. he was president of the South Tyrolean Wine Museum Association for 30 years . In 1983 he transferred his private collection, the rose garden chapel in Eppan and the Moos-Schulthaus residence to the Walther Amonn Foundation .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. La storia del gruppo AMONN. Amonn Group website, accessed December 11, 2014 .
  2. 60 years of the trade and service association in South Tyrol. Hds website, accessed December 11, 2014 .
  3. History & Museum Concept. Website of the South Tyrolean Wine Museum, accessed on December 11, 2014 .
  4. Walther Amonn Foundation. Website of the South Tyrolean Castle Institute , accessed on December 11, 2014 .