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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.
Public life has resumed in South Tyrol, albeit in a new, safer way. Answers to the most important questions about your next holiday in South Tyrol are available here.
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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 6 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

💛 Sie suchen Abkühlung? Dann auf ins Schnalstal. In luftigen Höhen finden Sie immer wieder Wasserstellen, welche für Erfrischung sorgen. Das Wasser kommt direkt vom Schnalstaler Gletscher und den umliegenden Bergen. Heiße Sommertage mit frischem Bergquellwasser ist #alleswaswirlieben.

❤️ Volete rinfrescarvi? Ad altezze elevate nella Val Senales si trovano punti d'acqua che offrono rinfresco. L'acqua proviene direttamente dal ghiacciaio della Val Senales e dalle montagne circostanti. Le calde giornate estive con l'acqua fresca di sorgente di montagna sono #quellocheamo.

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 15 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

🧡 Ob beim Flying Fox im Hochseilgarten Ötzi Rope Park, beim Bogenschießen im 3D-Bogenparcour am Moarhof in Katharinaberg oder bei der Abfahrt mit den Mountaincarts in Kurzras – der Spaß ist im Schnalstal garantiert. Zeit mit der Familie verbringen und dabei viel Spaß haben ist #alleswaswirlieben.

💚 Nel percorso ad alta fune Ötzi Rope Park, nel campo di tiro con l'arco in 3D al maso Moarhof a Monte S. Caterina o la discesa con smart mountaincarts a Maso Corto - il divertimento è garantito nella Val Senales. Trascorrere del tempo con la famiglia e divertirsi è #quellocheamo.

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 26 days ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

🏔 Das Schnalstal entdecken mit... Kunsthistoriker Erwin Grüner

⛰ Alla scoperta della Val Senales con... lo storico dell'arte Erwin Grüner

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 2 months ago Schnalstal Visit ValSenales

❤️ Heute fühlen wir uns gelassen. Umgeben von einer wunderschönen Bergwelt, frischem Duft der gemähten Wiesen und warmen Sonnenstrahlen – so kann ein Urlaubstag starten. Während Ihres Aufenthaltes im Schnalstal finden Sie #alleswaswirlieben.

💜 Oggi ci sentiamo tranquilli. Circondati da un bellissimo mondo di montage, dal fresco profumo dei prati falciati e da caldi raggi di sole – cosí può iniziare una giornata di vacanza. Durante il vostro soggiorno nella Val Senales troverete #quellocheamo.

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