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Schnalstal Valley

Holidays below the highest glaciers of the Eastern Alps

The Schnalstal Valley is a wild and unspoiled valley that extends from the village of Naturno/Naturns with its fruit orchards and vineyards beneath Juval Castle to the picturesque and imposing glaciers at the valley head. The Schnalstal Valley has few local inhabitants but is home to numerous rare Alpine animals, making it the perfect location for a peaceful holiday in nature, below the high glaciers and peaks of the Texelgruppe mountain range. On the way to Mount Similaun is the discovery place of the famous 5000-year old ice mummy, Oetzi. The Schnalstal Valley is also a popular destination for winter sports. Ski enthusiasts will find glacier slopes that remain open until may.

The Schnalstal Valley stretches from apple orchards at the valley’s entrance to the mighty glaciers at the head of the valley. Between them, steep mountains project into the sky. Dense larch forests extend up to 2,600m a.s.l.; centuries-old farmhouses bear witness to the formerly meager everyday rural life in this secluded valley. Only upon construction of the Schnalstal Glacier Cable Car in 1972 did modern tourism arrive in the area.

To its 1,300 inhabitants, Schnalstal Valley includes the sunny village of Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg, the Pfossental Valley and the village of Certosa/Karthaus in a former convent, the peaceful village of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau, the hamlet of Vernago/Vernagt and the ski village of Maso Corto/Kurzras. Schnalstal Valley is the least populated valley in South Tyrol. It offers peace and originality in a high alpine mountain landscape.
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🍁 Autumn hiking colors 🍁 #schnalstal #valsenales #schnalstalvalley #homeofoetzi #autumn #autumnvibes #herbst #autunno #colorful #landscape #landscapephotography #farm #farmhousestyle #landscapepainting #specialtime #holidays #autumnlover #autumncolors #trees #woodart #perfectdays #mountains #nature #naturephotography #mymountains #wanderlust 📷: Richard Rainer

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 9 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

1️⃣ Der berühmte isländisch-dänische Künstler und UN-Sonderbotschafter für Nachhaltigkeit & Klimaschutz, Olafur Eliasson hat auf Initiative des Kulturvereins Talking Water Society auf dem Grawand Grat am Schnalstaler Gletscher eine Kunstinstallation errichtet. "Our Glacial Perspectives" wurde an diesem Wochenende feierlich eröffnet und beschäftigt sich u.a. mit der Geschichte der Eiszeiten und mit dem Klimawandel.
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2️⃣ Il famoso artista islandese-danese e ambasciatore aspeciale delle Nazioni Unite per sostenibiltà e il cambiamento climatico, Olafur Eliasson, ha realizzato sulla cresta Grawand al ghiacciaio della Val Senales un'installazione d'arte. L’opera "Our Glacial Perspectives" è stata inauguratata questo weekend. Il tema riguarda la storia delle ere glaciali e i cambiamenti climatici.
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3️⃣ The famous Icelandic-Danish artist and architect Olafur Eliasson erected an art installation on Schnalstal Glacier, Grawand the ridge. "Our Glacial Perspectives" officially opened this weekend and deals with the history of the ice ages and climate change.

Photography Martin Rattini & Manfred Waldner

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 13 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

❄️ Winterliche Grüße vom Schnalstaler Gletscher. Auf 3.212 Metern hat bereits die Wintersaison für die nationalen und internationalen Trainingsgruppen begonnen.

⛷ Saluti invernali dal ghiacciaio della Val Senales. A 3212 metri ha iniziato già la stagione invernale per i gruppi sportivi nazionali e internazionali.

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🍁 Autumn 🍁 #schnalstal #valsenales #schnalstalvalley #homeofoetzi #autumn #autumnvibes #herbst #autunno #colorful #landscape #landscapephotography #farm #farmhousestyle #landscapepainting #specialtime #holidays #autumnlover #autumncolors #trees #woodart #perfectdays #mountains #nature #naturephotography #mymountains #wanderlust 📷: Peter Santer

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 22 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

🧡 Die Teilnahme und die unzähligen vielen Kommentare bei der Suche nach einem neuen Titelbild haben all unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Wir sind begeistert! Bild Nummer 2, welches den uralten Hof in Kurzras zeigt, hat auf der Zielgeraden noch einmal aufgeholt und somit gewonnen. Nun schmückt es unsere Startseite auf Facebook. Vielen Dank!

🧡 La Vostra partecipazione e gli numerevoli commenti durante la ricerca di una nuova copertina hanno superato tutte le nostre aspettative. Grazie mille! La foto numero 2, che mostra il maso antico a Maso Corto ha vinto e docora il nostro sito su Facebook.

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