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Glorenza/Glurns

Glurns – the Medieval Jewel of Venosta Valley

Below the mystical Tarces hill in Upper Venosta Valley lies the historic town of Glorenza/Glurns, formerly the terminal of the regional salt trade. Today, it numbers only 900 inhabitants and is therefore the smallest town in the Southern Alps, a real gem and the only town in Europe that can still boast its complete medieval fortifications, apart from its old town with its arcades, arches and vaults, and surrounding churches and castles. A permanent exhibition at the Tauferer Tower Gate showcases the town’s most famous son, the painter Paul Flora, who died in 2009.
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    Paul Flora Museum

    Paul Flora, graphic artist and illustrator from Glorenza/Glurns, drew cartoons for Die Zeit for about 25 years. His life centred around Innsbruck, but Glorenza always remained a point of reference for him. Thus it was his wish to be buried here in ...
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    Sluderno Gate Tower

    Since 2011 the Sluderno Gate Tower in Glorenza/Glurns hosts a permanent exhibition concerning the history of this little medieval town, such as trade, customs, daily life and curiosities.
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Snow kiters looking for the ultimate in gliding freedom will find it at Resia/Reschen Lake and along with the smaller S. Valentino/Haider Lake.
 
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Traces of the Middle Ages in Venosta Valley. There are 40 castles located in the Venosta Valley cultural region, a reminder of its turbulent history.
 
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The Venosta Valley is home to numerous churches, monasteries and convents of cultural and historical importance, some of which date back more than 10 centuries.
 
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Paul Flora, the graphic artist and illustrator who died in 2009, is probably the most well-known native of the historic market town of Glorenza/Glurns.
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.