Algund Dorf – wonderfully situated village in the holiday resort Algund with 1,032 beds and approximately 493 inhabitants. Beautiful panoramic view of the spa town of Meran, vineyards, apple orchards and the surrounding mountain world. Unique and impressive, with contrasts of Mediterranean and Alpine landscapes.
A sunny promise from a deep-blue sky. Many hiking paths lead you directly to the old roads along the irrigation channels, the sun promenades or up to the lush Alpine meadows and the fascinating mountain world of the Texel Group Nature Park. There is also a variety of accommodation available: from a luxury hotel to old farmhouses.
The Saint Joseph parish church is one of the most beautiful and modern churches in the entire Alpine region, and is an example of contemporary architecture. The church was built according to the plans of the famous architect Dr. Wily Gutweniger during 1966 – 1971. It is a good reflection of how to combine the new with the old.
It is important that visitors take some time to understand the rich symbolic language of this place of worship. The consecration of the church took place on 13th March 1977 by Dr. Josef Gargitter, who was then the bishop of the diocese. Written and photographic expressions about the church are available at the parsonage, as well as in the tourist board office.
Daily open from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Guided tours: every Wednesday at 5 p.m. (April to October) Cloisters Maria Steinach
Algund – Steinachstr. 18, Phone: +39 0473 448655
The early Gothic church, consecrated to Mary, as well as the cloisters Maria Steinbach were built by Countess Adelheid, daughter of Count Albert of Tyrol in 1241. The meditative cloister is owned by the Dominican order.
The cloister chapel can be visited every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Old Parish Church.
The old parish church of Saint Hippolyt and Saint Erhard reflect 3 different building periods (Romantic, Gothic, Baroque) and houses both inside and outside a number of valuable art treasures, which point back to the varied times and art history of Tyrol.
Open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Chapel to the Holy Trinity
Algund – Vellau
Priest Anton Martin Schenk order this chapel to be built in 1742. It was extended in 1894/1895 by farmers.
Daily open from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saint Ulrich’s chapel
Algund – Oberplars
The beautiful late-Gothic Saint Ulrich’s chapel was first mentioned in 1493, but it is most likely much older. The brochure ‘The church of Saint Ulrich’ is available from the housekeeper.
Daily open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Maria Schnee chapel / Church to the Holy Heart of Jesus
Algund – Aschbach
The small chapel Maria Schnee was built around 1695 and is located on a hill. In 1889, a new and larger church was built, which was consecrated to the Holy Heart of Jesus.
Daily open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Maria Schnee chapel Saint Ulrich’s chapel
Bridge head and arch wall
Algund – Marktgasse
Around 1776, Empress Maria Theresia built an arch wall (protection against the rising waters of the river Etsch), which can still be seen today. Nearby, you will find a chapel built on the remains of a bridge head from the Roman Road ‘Via Claudia Augusta’. The Algund outdoors swimming pool area is nearby. Open daily.
These cult stones come from the Ligurian-Illyric settlements and stretch back about 3,000 years. The menhires found in Algund can now be found in the Bozen museum. Exact replicas are right in front of the tourist board office.
These type of stones from pre-Christian times are found in the area of Algund (at the Schlundenstein path, the Saxner path and the Birbamegg path), as well as at the Gampen mountain.
From 300 to 3,000 metres in altitude.
From promenades in the sun to climbing summits.
Hike on unique roads along the irrigation channels, passing water falls and clear mountain lakes, up to the place where they found ‘Ötzi’. More than 160 km of well-marked hiking and walking paths promise you a great holiday, as well as Alpine mountain experiences.
Our tip: guided hiking tours with the Alpine Association, and adventure trips with Hans Kammerlander into the Texel Group Nature Park.
Algund. Get excited by our natural landscape!
There are unlimited possibilities in Algund and the surrounding areas for discovering its beautiful landscape on a bike, while doing something for your health at the same time. Whether you make your way through vineyards or orchards, with your sports or road bike, or whether you ride along forest roads and across Alpine meadows on your mountain bike, there is something for everyone and for every grade of difficulty.
A new cycle path from the Reschen Pass to Salurn is nearly finished and is a must for all bikers. Bike and mountain bike hire is available in many hotels, guesthouses etc. free of charge. Or you can hire a bike at the tourist board office for a small fee.
Turismo 365 giorni l’anno
Nel cuore dell’Alto Adige, dove iniziano le Alpi, la città di Merano e oltre quindici
comuni limitrofi costituiscono un’area geografica molto particolare indicata come
Merano e i suoi dintorni.
In questa zona le aspre montagne incontrano le pianure, le Alpi incontrano le
terre del Mediterraneo, dando vita a una serie di piacevoli contrasti che rendono
unico questo territorio.
Merano si è guadagnata l’appellativo di “Città Giardino” poiché gode di un clima
particolarmente mite che ha consentito negli anni la convivenza della flora mediterranea
con quella alpina, favorendo la coltivazione di palme e magnolie, con i
massicci del Gruppo delle Alpi di Tessa (oltre 3000mt) a fare da sfondo.
Luoghi e natura
Guardandola dall’alto, Merano e i dintorni hanno l’aspetto di una stella, nel cui
centro risiede la città di Merano e i cui raggi sono rappresentati dalla Val Venosta,
la Val Passiria e la Val d’Adige. Lungo queste valli si sviluppano meravigliosi e
tipici borghi che negli anni hanno fatto del turismo la propria risorsa naturale
concentrandosi nell’offrire agli ospiti tutte le attenzioni e i servizi necessari per
concedere loro una splendida vacanza. Tra questi ricordiamo l’Alta Val di Non,
Avelengo, Caines, Lana, Langundo, Marengo, Nalles, Naturno, Parcines, Prissiano,
Rifiano, Scena, Tesimo, Tirolo, Val d’Ultimo, Val Passiria e Val Senales.
Tornando, invece, all’aspetto naturalistico va detto che a Merano, sin dal 1930, le
Giardinerie comunali si occupano di curare le aiuole e i parchi di tutta la città; nel
mese di aprile si svolge un importante evento biennale, Meranflora, mentre lo
splendido giardino botanico di Castel Trauttmansdorff, nominato nel 2005 “Parco
più bello d’Italia”, è aperto al pubblico per gran parte dell’anno.
Italy, the country of art and history
Italy is a synonym for culture, art and history. Artistic wonders can be found everywhere, and every corner of the country holds countless and wonderful.
Italy, the country of lakes
Italy has over a thousand of lakes, renowned for their incomparable beauty and characterized by peculiar features. Lakes Garda, Maggiore, and Como are now recognized throughout the world and have become ideal destinations for spending some time in the sun and in close contact with nature.
The “Riviera” country
Italy is the ideal destination for a seaside vacation, it boasts around 8,000 km of coastline.
Italy, the country of peaks
From the Dolomites Alps of Trentino-Alto Adige to the Alps of Piedmont, Aosta Valley and Lombardy, from the Alps of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia to the Apennines of Emilia Romagna and Toscana.