Rural life in Schnalstal Valley has always been deeply influenced by Christian traditions, which find expression in numerous annual processions and religious festivities.
The Wallfahrtskirche Unser Frau
pilgrimage church and the Allerengelberg Monastery
, the Carthusian abbey in the village of Certosa/Karthaus, have been at the center of local religious life for the past 700 years.
In summer, the cloister of the former monastery houses temporary exhibitions. The Silentium Project in the village of Certosa invites visitors to pause in reflection and meditation along the spiritual path. The annual transhumance of sheep from the pastures of the Schnalstal Valley to neighbouring Ötztal Valley in Austria is an ancient ritual. Even today, sheep and shepherds still cross the Alps on foot
. Other historical relics can be found in the numerous old farms and the Juval Castle
located at the entrance of the Schnalstal Valley.