Val Venosta/Vinschgau - a valley full of interesting contrasts. A treasury of natural beauty, from glistening moving glaciers to clear lakes, lush mountain meadows, snowy peaks and many orchards and vineyards.
Throughout the year, the Val Venosta/Vinschgau attracts many tourists with its varied and multifaceted leisure activities. In spring, the Val Venosta/Vinschgau is wrapped in a floral dress of pinkish-white apple blossoms. In summer, the valley is decorated with green meadows, while in winter it is covered with a snowy white mantle.
Summer in Val Venosta/Vinschgau
In the Val Venosta/Vinschgau, the Stelvio National Park, the Venosta Valley High Mountain Trail and the numerous Waalweg paths are popular destinations for hikers. If you prefer to climb to the summit, you can hike to impressive peaks such as the Ortler (the highest mountain in South Tyrol), the Ötztal Alps and the Sesvenna Group.
The symbol of this holiday region is the picturesque and breathtaking Lake Resia with its Romanesque bell tower rising from the water. The village of Lasa/Laas has become famous all over the world for its famous marble, the "Lasa Marble", extracted from the marble quarries of the Val Venosta/Vinschgau.
Above Sluderno there is the imposing Castel Coira/Churburg, one of the best preserved castles in South Tyrol, which houses the largest private armoury in the world. Here every year in August the famous South Tyrolean Medieval Knight Games take place. Another must-see attraction in the Val Venosta/Vinschgau is definitely Juval Castle, which houses one of the Messner Mountain Museums.
The Val Venosta/Vinschgau also has a lot to offer for cyclists. Mountain bikers - both beginners and professionals - can choose from a wide range of bike paths. The cycle route along the old Via Claudia Augusta is particularly recommended for families and those who like to enjoy a relaxing bike ride.
Specialities of Val Venosta/Vinschgau
The mountain huts, inns and restaurants in this area serve typical specialities of the Val Venosta/Vinschgau. This valley is best known for its golden-yellow and sweet apricots, called "Marillen" in the local dialect. The Val Martello/Martelltal, on the other hand, is known for its delicious strawberries.
Christmas magic in Val Venosta/Vinschgau
In the Val Venosta/Vinschgau there are five sunny ski resorts, all of which are part of the Ortler Skiarena. In Val Martello/Martelltal and Slingia/Schlinig there is a biathlon and cross-country skiing centre. If you prefer a more relaxed activity, you can stroll through one of the many Christmas markets in the valley. Every year in Val Martello/Martelltal there is a very special Christmas market: the highest Christmas market in the Alps at the Malga Enzian (2,061 m above sea level).