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    Experience South Tyrol - it's unforgettable!

    Don't miss the diverse range of experiences of South Tyrol! Enjoy sporting activities, discover the rich culture and visit diverse events in Alpine and Mediterranean locations. Whether young or old, everyone will find something suitable. To help you decide, we present our suggestions for an unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol. Experience the diversity!

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    Forts & Castles
    Fort of Altfinstermünz
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The adventure castle lies in a gorge-like valley at the Inn and can be reached on foot or by bike from the main streets in 20 minutes. Originally a customs office, fortified under Duke Sigmund and expanded under Emperor Maximilian to a closed fortress. Aitfinstermünz has been completely restored and is a popular excursion destination with castle tavern, chapel and a playground.

     

    Places to See
    Birthplace of Walther von der Vogelweide

    Place of birth of the alleged minstrel Walther von der Vogelweide (1168 - 1230) Walther von der Vogelweide, poet and minstrel is presumed to have been born in Vogelweiderhof Novale/Ried Laion in 1170, this thesis is supported by Mr. Haller who in 1867 published an article on the subject. The coat of arms of the City Laion shows a bird in a cage in memory of the poet. A guest register is still available. Visit against reservation by Fam.Mair

    Churches & Monasteries
    Church of Saint Bartholomäus
    The church reaches back to the year 1437, but it might be fundamentally older. According to the legend the Church of Saint Bartholomäus is the oldest place of worship on Lajener area. The entrance, the stout tower with the shingle pyramid and the sound windows show obviously Romanesque features. The inside shows fresco remains in different places, in the past, the church was probably colored completely. The altar is kept in the late baroque style and represents Holy Mary with saints. There are the statues of holy Josef and holy Johannes between the columns. The sculptures at the left long house wall (Katharina and Barbara, Bartholomäus and a Bishop) are valuable, too. In addition, are worth mentioning the old baptismal font and the bell from 1580 (next to the altar). Between the church and the Mesnerhaus is a walnut tree, which is a splendid natural monument.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Church of Saint Johannes
    Already in 1239 was mentioned the consecration of the church. Today's making should have been made, however, in the context of a baroque change in the 18th century. The stout tower with the four-sided pyramid roof is impressive. A broad canopy is located in the main entrance at the west façade. The frescos at this façade show the Saints Johannes, Laurentius, Stephanus and Christophorus and were donated, according to an inscription, from Hans von Freising to Aichach and Dorothea von Freising in 1727. The altar is in a neo-Gothic style. A sculpture , called the "Johannesschüssel", is a copy of a very valuable sculpture from the 14th century. A sculpture of Saint Mary with her child from the master Leonhard of Brixen's school is also deposited in this church.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Vallierteck
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    the hermitage in a forest clearing was originally built by a farmer out of gratitude for the help that he was in 1775 by the mother of God bestowed. In 1886, the new chapel was built under Curate Joseph Stecher and equipped end of the 19th century, the interior with frescoes. The altar dates from the 18th century Categories: culture, Sacred art

    Churches & Monasteries
    Chapel of Pfleif
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The chapel in Pleif is spacious and several benches give way to the faithful. On the walls hangs a simple Way of the Cross and the altarpiece shows the St. Agatha, a work of the Nazarene painter Caspar Jele. On the roof is a small tower with bell attached.

    Refill points for drinking water
    Fountain Albions - Centre

    Sustainable and free of charge - at the several drinking water refill points in Lajen/Laion you can easily bring your own bottle and fill it with water of the highest quality.

    Churches & Monasteries
    Chapel of Perwarg
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    This chapel belongs to the inhabitants of Perwarg. Inside there is an altar with an image of the painful Savior. In the 18th century, Florian Greiner from Schluderns painted a Way of the Cross for the chapel, which was removed in the 1980s for security reasons.

    Museums
    Upper Vinschgau Valley Museum
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Museum Upper Vinschgau Valley on the history of seestation.

    In addition to a photo documentation on the seestation of 1949/50, the decline and reconstruction of the villages Curon and Resia, there is also a collection of sacred objects and figures.

    Guided tour for groups on request: +39 348 0 60 95 60

    E-bike charging station
    Charging Station Alperia
    Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    E-bike charging station. You can use the station for free by using any contactless card (credit card, bancomat, etc.). You have to bring your own charger cable.


    Wlectric charging station ion the parking at Marktplatz. Prepaid cards for 40 kWh or 80 kWh are on sale at the tourist office next door.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Dear Woman Church at Säben
    Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    Dear Woman Church The building was established by Giacomo Delai between 1652 and 1658. On the inside on can admire the cover paintings of the baroque painter Stefan Kessler, magnificent stucco works of Francesco Carlone and Simon Delai.
    This church is open to visiti from july to septembre every tuesday, friday and saturday from 2 to 5 pm. In octobre to mid of novembre is open only on friday and saturday from 2 to 5 pm.

    Museums
    Chiusa/Klausen Municipal Museum
    Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    Klausen Municipal Museum

    The art collection of the Museum of Chiusa/Klausen is located in the former Capuchin monastery, which was endowed by Queen Maria Anna of Spain (1667-1740). It includes the unique Treasure of Loreto with its precious single pieces of art from all over Europe. The Klausner Art Colony (1874-1914) is another key aspect of our permanent exhibition. Hosting five special exhibitions per year, the museum gallery offers a varied range of artwork.

    Churches & Monasteries
    Church of Saint Nicholas
    Today's church was built toward the middle of the 15th century after a village fire. The walls of the nave and the shaft of the tower should be considerably older. A gigantic Christophorus fresco which might have arisen at 1500, is on the right next to the portal of the church. On the left and on the right on the lower side of the fresco are Saint Nicholas with the three golden balls and Saint George with a dragon. Saint George is the second patron saint of the church. The church inside surprises with a pointed arch portal, the lancet windows and an impressive net vault. The baroque high altar (1720) shows Saint Silvester, Saint George, Saint Margareth, Saint Valentin and Saint Nicholas, who looks to the Mother of God with the child. The masterpiece of the church is the gothic winged altar (called the "Georgsaltar", 1520) from Artist Andre Haller from Brixen. In the middle of the winged altar is Saint George on the horse, who fights against the Dragon. On the right side Margareth knees in front of a lamp and prays for a good ending of the fight. In the background are represented Saint George's parents and his execution. The wings of the altar show Saint Joachim with a book and Saint Anna together with the Mother of God and the child.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Chapel of Holy Leonhard at Nauders
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    It is an insular, flat - roofed, long - standing church with a semicircular apse from 1130. Romanesque and Gothic frescoes lend the interior an extraordinary artistic appearance. The composition of the Romanesque frescoes is interpreted as traditio legis, the Gothic painting shows scenes from the life of Mary and the birth of Jesus

    Places to See
    Fortification Alps Wall in Plamort
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The defense Plamort (plan mort = dead ground) covers an area of ​​about 1 square kilometer at an altitude of about 2050 m. A special feature is the tank barrier with a length of about 250 m and their so-called dragon teeth. Categories: culture,

    Refill points for drinking water
    Fountain "Faller Stall"

    Sustainable and free of charge - at the several drinking water refill points in Lajen/Laion you can easily bring your own bottle and fill it with water of the highest quality.

    Angling & Fishing
    Fishing in the lake Reschensee
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The northernmost area around Resia Lake retains its own fishing rights. Fishermen can enjoy their hobby with 2 fishing from the shore in the lake Reschensee. Boat fishing is not permitted. The fishing season begins on mid of May and ends on mid of September.

    Churches & Monasteries
    Parish church of Saint Stephanus and Laurentius
    The old Romanesque parish church, of which only very little remains today, got up at the same place as today's building, but it was much smaller and was across the present church building, facing east. In 1714 the tower was placed a Baroque onion. 1842-1845 was built on the site of the old, the new, classicist parish church. The parish church belongs to the biggest columnless church buildings in South Tyrol: She is 40 m long and 15,6 m wide in the ship. For her great she's also called the "cathedral on the mountain". Josef Arnold and his sons painted the blanket areas in 1844. The frescos show conditions of Stephanus and Laurentius' lifes. The altarpiece of the high altar shows Maria with the Jesus and the two deacons Stephanus and Laurentius. On the blanket are four smaller paintings with scenes from the Gospel and the four evangelists.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Abbey Monastero di Sabiona/Kloster Säben
    Brixen/Bressanone and environs

    Sabiona is the spiritual cradle of the entire Tyrol region and one of its oldest monuments.

    Today, the fortress is the site of the enclosed convent of the Benedictine nuns. Some parts of the monument can be visited every day from 8 a.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.

    Instead, the church of Our Lady is open from the middle of April to the end of octobre every Tuesday  from 2 to 5 p.m. Guidet tours on request. 
    Groups of 15 or more persons can reserve a guided tour even outside normal hours. Information in the Tourist Office Klausen, Tel. 0472 847 424

    Holy Mass: Sunday at 8:30 clock and Monday – Saturday at 7:15 clock (German)

    Churches & Monasteries
    Chapel of Pazin
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The chapel stands in the middle of the smal village Pazin. The roof and the attached wooden tower are covered with wooden shingles. In the sanctuary stands in a niche of stones, the statue of Our Lady of Lourdes. Above the altar on the ceiling, in a blue star, is a maria monogram painted in gold with glowing rays. On the barrel vault a cross with the heart of Jesus is painted on blue background and decorated with golden stars.

    Forts & Castles
    Fort of Nauders
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The Fort Nauders was built as a roadblock to protect the lnntal from troop invasions from Lombardy and the Engadin. The five-storey fortress was built from 1834 to 1840. The wedge-shaped porch was equipped with cannons. The crew casemate reaches 20 meters deep into the rocks. The fortress was never attacked and has remained unchanged. Currently the fortress is being restored.

     

    Churches & Monasteries
    Church of Saint Jakobus and Saint Valentin
    The origin of the church surely reaches back much further than the consecration in 1465. In the inside are shown the consecrating document, translated into German, and a detailed list of the restaoration work of 1989.The capstones of the soft net ribbed vaulting represent saint figures and different coats of arms. The painting of the baroque high altar (1733) shows Saint Mary with the child and Saint Jakobus Senior and Saint Jakobus Junior. These two saints are represented, together with Saint Silvester and a Bishop, on both sides of the church one more time. Moreover, a Pieta from the 18th century and a figure of Saint Valentin with a cattle are remarkable (at 1800).
    Churches & Monasteries
    St. Nicholas church Roja
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    this gothic church at an altitude of 2000m, with frescoes from the Merano School of the XV century, is worth a visit. The cycle of frescoes in the vaulted ceiling of the interior is the life of Jesus from birth to resurrection dar. (key at the inn "Rojen") Categories: culture, Sacred art

    Churches & Monasteries
    Church of Saint Catherine
    The church has been consecrated in 1434. The west façade shows a little weathered fresco remains, which show the Last Judgement and the Saint Christophorus. The church has a baroque altar. In the altar shrine are sculptures of Saint Mary with the child as well as Barbara (on the left) and Katharina (on the right). Right above is God father with the globe. Worth mentioning is the pretty Gothic net vault with a painted capstone. The right side altar shows holy Antonius of Padua and the left one Maria with the child and the wine patron Saint Urban, who hands the child a grape. Besides that are another two saint shapes, namely Saint Leonhard with the chain and again Saint Urban with the grape.
    More crafts
    Andreas Mayr Kondrak
    Dolomites Region Val Gardena
    100% handmade artistic furniture and design from Val Gardena.

    In my workspace extraordinary pieces of furniture are created with great attention to detail and nature. Each product line is characterized by its own distinctive design. All pieces of furniture and furnishings are unique - 100% handmade.The combination of solid wood with materials such as aluminium, synthetic resin, steel and iron give the items not only a modern but also very exclusive and unmistakable style.
    Churches & Monasteries
    Wayside shrine in Laion
    In Laion village, next to the Maria Einsiedel chapel, there is a wayside shrine that dates back to the 17th century. In the niches of the wayside shrine are representations such as a crucifixion group, two holy warriors, St. John and St. Margaret and the visit of Mary to Elizabeth.
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