Our wine, chestnut and adventure holiday region is located right in the heart of South Tyrol. You can get to every excursion location in South Tyrol easily and quickly, whether it is a mountain pasture, town, lake, mountain peak, stately home or museum. In the holiday region of Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns and Villanders the world is your oyster.
The chestnut hiking trail
A line of chestnut groves extends from the abbey of Novacella/Neustift near Bressanone/Brixen all along the slopes of the Isarco Valley as far as the high plateau of the Rittner and down into the Bolzano/Bozen valley as far as Runkelstein castle with its fabled frescoes: the ideal route for the "Keschtnweg". It should not only be thought of as an Autumn excursion though, because the landscape is extremely attractive all year round thanks to the diverse vegetation of the area. The well marked route leads through mixed forests vibrant with colour, lush green meadows and imposing chestnut groves – a very special experience. Along the "Keschtnweg" sellers of local products offer regional products for sale
Sabiona is the spiritual cradle of the entire Tyrol region and one of its oldest monuments. Today, the building is the site of the enclosed convent of the Benedictine nuns.
The Pfunders mountain mine
The Pfunders mountain mine in Villanders was one of
the most important mining areas in Tyrol during the
Middle Ages. After it closed at
the beginning of the 20th century, it fell out of
memory. Through the work of the culture heritage and
museum associations of Villanders, the mine has been
given an overhaul in recent years and is now open to the
public as a visitors’ attraction.
Once the summer residence of the Bressanone bishop-princes, this elegant complex was completely renovated from 1979-83.