With its wealth of Romanesque buildings
and artistic treasures, the Upper Venosta Valley
holiday area is a land of plenty for cultural enthusiasts and connoisseurs. Local highlights include the medieval town of Glorenza/Glurns
with its perfectly preserved fortified walls, the town of Malles/Mals
with its five romanesque towers, the mighty Renaissance-style Churburg Castle
, and the Marienberg monastery
– the highest Benedictine abbey in Europe. The mystical, legendary Tartscher Bühel
hill looms above the abbey. The small town of Tubre/Taufers
is located at the border with the Engadin Valley, in direct proximity to the cultural heritage monastery of St. Johann in Müstair
, and is also worth a visit.
Hamlets, miners’ settlements and villages in unexpected places are all testimony of the unflinching independence of this area, located on the cultural border with the Rhaeto-Romanic speaking Grisons. Signs of the past can be found everywhere. The irrigation channel paths
offer the chance to explore nature with fantastic vistas of the mountains of South Tyrol
. During wintertime, the view is particularly clear and the landscape of the Matschertal Valley
inspire many visitors to take pleasurable snowshoe
and excursions through the quiet snow-covered landscapes.
The sunny Watles ski area
is very popular among families, who can take advantage of its extensive fun park in winter and child-friendly lake
in the summertime.
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