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Cultural Landscape

Cultural Landscape on the Adige River

Culture on the Adige River

Already inhabited by Celts, Romans and Rhaetian Venostes in ancient times, the entire cultural region of Venosta Valley contains monasteries, castles and old farmsteads from all epochs. Living tradition encounters creative minds and ingenuity.

These days, the Via Claudia Augusta is a popular cycle path. The hiking trails along ancient irrigation channels – called Waalwege in German – and the Stunden Trail are inviting destinations for leisurely hikes, passing historic Glorenza/Glurns with its permanent Paul Flora exhibition. The Lasa/Laas quarry is a source of expensive, pure marble. At traditional markets growers offer local specialities and regional bread from Venosta Valley, once Tyrol’s bread basket. The famous Stelvio panorama road is one of the oldest routes in the alpine region; museums and information centres recount life along the border. At the Passo Resia there are guided tours through bunker complexes from both two world wars.
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The Venosta Valley SkiCard is valid for all ski resorts in the Venosta Valley and provides access to five ski areas, 39 lift facilities and 133 km of slopes.
 
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The Alpenwall: a Stone Symbol of Time
 
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The cultivation of grain was once a central part of agriculture in the Upper Venosta Valley, and gave to the valley the nickname "the Granary of Tyrol".
 
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Below the mystical Tarces hill in Upper Venosta Valley lies the historic town of Glorenza/Glurns, formerly the terminal of the regional salt trade.
Welcome to the Venosta Valley cultural region
Hike along ancient irrigation channels, partake of winter sports on glacial areas beneath impressive Alpine peaks or ride your bike along the Roman trade route Via Claudia Augusta. Relax in small villages and peaceful valleys with amiable hosts. Discover numerous cultural sites and the unique culinary delights of Venosta Valley.