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"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people."

Mahatma Gandhi

Bon Appetit!

Bon Appetit!

Fried potato cakes, small loaves, apple fritters, dumplings... the cuisine of Puster Valley offers a multitude of treats to delight even the most exacting tastes.
Tradition and custom are reflected in the kitchen, and so many dishes are still prepared according to centuries old recipes.
Look forward to the incomparable taste sensation offered to you in the gourmet restaurants, typical ...
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Guided Mine Tour of Prettau

Guided Mine Tour of Prettau

Copper was mined in Prettau for more than 400 years. Today the mine gallery of St Ignaz has been opened to visitors. The mine train takes visitors more than one kilometre into the enchanting world of the subterranean.
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Castle Taufers

Castle Taufers

From the 13th century on the Lords of Taufers resided here, in all their majesty, as one of the most powerful aristocrats of Tyrol. The dynasty died out in 1340. Then the castle fell into different hands and ultimately threatened to ruins. In 1907 renovations began under Ludwig von Lobmayr. Since 1977 the castle is in possession of the South Tyrolean Castle Institute.
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Nature Park House

Nature Park House

A 3D relief provides visitors with multimedia information concerning the park’s mountains, trails, refuges, lakes and waterfalls. A pendulum gives visitors a close-up look at how the mountains arose, while a kind of stone puzzle provides insight into the geological structure of the mountains. At the center you can also marvel at, observe, and be amazed by altitudes of 3,000 meters and beyond, ...
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Churches

Churches

Impressive churches and romantic chapels show the religious background of Ahrntal Valley.
In general all the churches are open for visitors.
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Dolomite Trip

Dolomite Trip

Experience unforgettable impressions in the fascinating world of the Dolomites (UNESCO World Natural Heritage)!

Falzaregopass – Pordoipass – Sellajoch ...
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Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

MMM Ripa is part of a five-centered encounter with the mountains. Reinhold Messner has chosen Bruneck Castle, once the summer residence of the prince bishops, to present mountain peoples from Asia, Africa, South America and Europe, and to reflect on their cultures, religions and tourism activities. The mountain culture is reflected in the daily lives of their inhabitants, who impart life and ...
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The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens are located south od the city Merano and is also home to a museum of tourism.
Trauttmansdorff offers spectacular views of exotic gardens and breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains and the town of Merano.
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South Tyrolean Folklore Museum

South Tyrolean Folklore Museum

The Folklore Museum in Dietenheim near Bruneck lies in the heart of the Pustertal valley. It shows the environment of the everyday life of rural population of the past – from the landed gentry and the self-sustaining peasantry to the day labourers. The centrepiece is the baroque Mair am Hof residencewith its stately rooms and ethnological collections. The appendant farm ...
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Daytrips to Brixen, Bozen and Meran

Daytrips to Brixen, Bozen and Meran

Enjoy a day in the historical alleys of the cities , Brixen, Meran, Bozen with their beautiful city centers, museums and shopping streets.
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Cheese Diary - Farms in Mühlwald and Lappach

Cheese Diary - Farms in Mühlwald and Lappach

The Diary Farms give guests an insight into the worlds of cheese making and milk processing with product tasting.
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"Kornkasten" - Mining Museum

"Kornkasten" - Mining Museum

Copper has been mined in the mine in Prettau for over 500 years.
The administrative centre of the mine was in Steinhaus; the former granary, a food warehouse for the mineworkers, has been the home of the Steinhaus Mining Museum since autumn, 2000.The highlight of the exhibition is the extensive collection of the Enzenberg family, consisting of precious wooden models of mining equipment, ...
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The Maranatha Museum exhibits popular art, mangers and carvings

The Maranatha Museum exhibits popular art, mangers and carvings

The museum exhibits a very imaginative mangers world in its inside and a beautiful sculptures garden with a 500 years old pine tree trunk, a well and some chainsaw carved figures. Part of the exhibition is dedicated to the mask carving, which has its origins in the Valle Aurina. Here you can follow the art of carving from a rough block to a simple, but impressive and frightening mask. The ...
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Hauser Herbal Center

Hauser Herbal Center

After being carefully harvested, the herbs are processed to make herbal teas, essential oils, herbal cosmetics and herbal Schnapps.
Outdoors there is a wonderful herb garden with around 80 different types of herbs, a witches' garden with typical witches' herbs, a mediative herbal nature trail and a children's playground for you and your family.
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Mineral Museum

Mineral Museum

The museum is the result of a passion for minerals cultivated over decades. The minerals were collected in the area of ​​the Zillertal Alps and the Hohe Tauern. 1.000 individual exhibits, which were created about 30 million years ago in the depths of the earth, are put on display.
A special attraction is next to the largest smoky quartz, the most beautiful Alpine Crystal in the world from ...
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Mountain pine oil distillery - Herb garden

Mountain pine oil distillery - Herb garden

The distillery produces essential oils and herb products. The plants used for the essential oils are sometimes harvested under difficult conditions.
The visitors can enjoy the herb garden and the shop where Essential Oils and Herb Products of Own Produce are sold.
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