Schupfer Prokulus Reisen travel agency organizes weekly day trips from Naturno/Naturns to Lake Garda, Verona and Venice. Enthusiastic hikers can take part in a guided hiking tour to the Dolomites.
A worthwhile excursion is the Romanesque Prokulus Kirche church in the nearby village of Naturno. The famous spa town of Merano/Meran and the South Tyrolean capital of Bolzano/Bozen also offer numerous attractions.
Only few kilometres away from the natural alpine sights you can immerse yourself in completely different worlds. A respected thermal resort (not only by Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria), Meran and its beautiful Jugendstil buildings or the elegant shops under the portico tempt you to walk and shop. What about a walk in the botanical garden of the Trauttmansdorff Castle?
Or why not go to Bozen, a lively city with a Mediterranean tone which is world-famous for the archaeological museum displaying Ötzi‘s mummy.
St. Procolo Church & Museum in Naturno
This charming little church dates back to the 7th. century and contains the oldest frescos in the German-speaking area of Europe. The Gothic cycle of frescos is also worthy of note. The Procolo Museum gives visitors a fascinating, multi-media trip back into the past.
Typewriter museum “Peter Mitterhofer” in Parcines
Peter Mitterhofer from Parcines has invented 1864 the first typewriter. The museum offers an insight to the 100-year history of the typewriter, ranging from the first wooden typewriter invented by Peter Mitterhofer from Parcines to the computer age.
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle & the Touriseum in Merano
Visitors can admire more than100,000 varieties of plants at the Botanical Gardens around the castle of the same name. There are four specialist garden areas with 2,000 different plants. The castle itself is the home of the Touriseum, which recounts the 200 year history of tourism in the Tyrol region.
Culture in the Vinschgau Valley
The majestic convent of Marienberg, the fortresses and castles from Reschen to Töll witness still today the meaning of the Etsch Valley in the Middle Ages as an important trading route through the Alps. Significant remains of the Neolithic, the Bronze Age, also evidence a first human settlement. The Valley is named after a Raethian people who then fell under Roman domination. A valley so rich in culture and now beautiful apple treesis worth discovering. The combination of bicycle and Vinschgau Valley train allows many possibilities.
Kastelbell Castle in Castelbello
The castle was built in 1238 and had fallen into ruins by the time it was restored at the end of the nineteenth century. The castle chapel with frescos from the late 14th. century, the so-called "alte Kuchl" or Old Kitchen and the renovated palace halls are of special interest.
Castle Churburg in Sluderno
This beautiful, imposing castle from 1260, with inner buildings in 16th. century Renaissance-style, is home to the largest collection of weapons and arms in Europe. It has been the private residence of the Counts von Trapp since 1504 and the decorated Renaissance arcades framing the courtyard with the painted family tree of the von Trapp family are of special interes.
Further away... Day trips
to Venice, Garda Lake, Saint Moritz, Dolomites round trip... (Excursions in German language)
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