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The annual transhumance: a spectacular, centuries-old tradition
Traditions and rural culture at their most authentic
The Silentium Project: tranquillity in nature

Culture in Schnalstal Valley

History and tradition alive and well in Schnalstal Valley

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.


The transhumance in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley, which is still practiced and deeply rooted in local tradition, dates back 600 years. This ancient...


Founded in 1326 by Carthusian monks, the Allerengelberg Monastery forms a dramatic backdrop to the picturesque village of Monte S. Caterina/Katharinaberg...


Rural culture has always had deep roots in this once isolated valley, and even today the mountain landscape of the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley is home to...


Perched on a hill at the mouth of the valley, Juval Castle looks out imposingly across the Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley. Built in 1250, this medieval...


Pilgrims have been flocking to the pilgrimage church in Madonna di Senales/Unser Frau in Val Senales/Schnalstal Valley for 700 years.


The Kirchtag is another popular festivity where crowds gather in the village square after Holy Mass to enjoy food and drink, to the accompaniment of live...


In summer, the cloister serves as the venue for various exhibitions in the village of Certosa/Karthaus, mostly featuring local artists. The archeoParc...

Accomodation for your holiday in Schnalstal Valley

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Enjoy a holiday at our traditional historic farm stay and relax in this quiet and peaceful atmosphere.


Directly at the lake with a panoramic view

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