Summer in Schnalstal Valley
Alpine hiking holiday between mild apple orchards and mighty glaciers read more ...
Summer in Schnalstal Valley

Schnalstal Valley

Holidays below the highest glaciers of the Eastern Alps

The Val Senales/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 summer.

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 Val di Fosse/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.
The transhumance of the sheep
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The transhumance of the sheep
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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 18 days ago

🚠 Das Warten hat ein Ende! Heute eröffnen die Schnalstaler Gletscherbahnen und die Umlaufbahn Lazaun ihre Sommersaison: also nichts wie rauf auf 3.212 Meter 🏔

🚠 Basta aspettare! Oggi aprono le funivie ghiacciai della Val Senales e la cabinovia Lazaun per la loro stagione estiva: pronti per portarvi a 3212 metri 🏔

🚠 Enough waiting! Today the Schnalstal Glacier cable car and the Lazaun cable car start their summer season: lets go to the Schnalstal Glacier on 3,212 meters above sea level 🏔

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schnalstal_visit_valsenales 18 days ago

Enough waiting: lets go to the Schnalstal Glacier on 3,212 meters above sea level 🚠🏔 #schnalstalergletscher #schnalstalglacier #ghiacciaiovalsenales #schnalstalergletscherbahnen #funiviaghiacciaivalsenales #cablecar #mountains #mymountain #beginof #summerseason #startyourdayright #panoramicview #freshness #landscapephotography #schnalstal #valsenales #schnalstalvalley #visitsouthtyrol 📸: Hubert Grüner

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schnalstal_visit_valsenales 20 days ago

🌿 Our recommandation for Wednesday: hiking from the pilgrimage church of Madonna di Senales to monastery at Certosa along the Via Monachorum

#hiking #schnalstal #valsenales #beautifullandscapes #nature #inthemiddleofmountains #forest #sun #mountains #mymountain #viamonachorum #chiesa #chiostro #church #monastery #balance #findthesilence #visithsouthtyrol

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 20 days ago

🌞 Unser Tipp für den Mittwoch: Wanderung von der Wallfahrtskirche in Unser Frau zum Kloster Allerengelberg in Karthaus entlang des Via Monachorum

🌿 Consiglio per Mercoledí: escursione dalla chiesa santuaria a Madonna di Senales al chiostro a Certosa lungo la Via Monachorum

🥾 Our recommandation for Wednesday: hiking from the pilgrimage church of Madonna di Senales to monastery at Certosa along the Via Monachorum

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schnalstal_visit_valsenales 26 days ago

🌤 Today‘s hiking recommandation from hiking guide Richard: the Mountain pasture Penaud 🌤 📸: Richard Rainer

#summertime #hiking #mountains #mymountains #wanderlust #sonne #wandernmachtglücklich #frischeluft #nature #landscape #schnalstal #valsenales #schnalstalvalley #southtyrol #visithsouthtyrol

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Schnalstal Visit ValSenales 26 days ago

🥾 Heutiger Wandertipp von Wanderführer Richard: die Penaud Alm

🏔 Consiglio della nostra guida escursionistica Richard: la malga Penaud

🌤 Today‘s hiking recommandation from hiking guide Richard: the mountain pasture Penaud

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Winter in Schnalstal Valley
Holidays below the highest glaciers of the Eastern Alps
Winter in Schnalstal Valley
Ski, sun & fun