The many mountain inns and lodges in Schnalstal Valley are the perfect place to relax and unwind. In addition to the mountain lakes and the emerald blue of Vernago Lake, the architecture in the region, for example, the pilgrimage church of Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau and the former monastery at Certosa/Karthaus, are waiting to be explored. The little village of Monte Santa Caterina/Katharinaberg has so many stories to tell too. In the museum and the outdoor area of archeoParc, young and not so young will learn much about the life of Ötzi the Iceman. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Juval Castle, at the entrance to the valley. The spa town of Merano is perfect for relaxing walks along the banks of the Passer River or for strolling through the elegant stores under the arcades.