The holiday area Obervinschgau (Upper Vinschgau Valley) in South Tyrol
Tourist Office of Mals, Schluderns and the City of Glurns
With its medieval castles, its small romantic villages and an unspoiled nature the holiday area "Obervinschgau" (Upper Vinschgau Valley) is a unique high-lying valley. The idyllic villages of the holiday area Obervinschgau are nestling among a green hollow and they are surrounded by the impressive group of mountains of the Ortler area.
A lively tradition and a rustic culture were able to grow over generations. The inhabitants in these historic towns are aware of their unique natural monuments. Therefore they could always withstand epidemics, wars, natural disasters and excessive innovations. Beautiful facades, medieval city walls, picturesque lanes and massive fortified towers impress visitors and art lovers. People in the Upper Vinschgau Valley hold to traditions and to a world without illusions.
Famous rulers, religious pilgrims and monks and manual workers characterized the history of these towns and of the whole valley. Cultural and natural landscapes from a harmonic unity. Each season in the Upper Vinschgau Valley is very special and the purity and beauty of nature fascinates everyone.
Romantic walks along the "Waale", which is the old irrigation system and the lifeline that brings the water to the camps, are a special experience in our holiday area. In summer these paths along the old irrigation systems are a starting point for the most beautiful walks and alpine tours. Furthermore there are 3 beautiful Nordic fitness parks along the irrigation system.
Visitors can live the typical hospitality of the inhabitants of the Vinschgau Valley in hotels, bed and breakfasts and cosy restaurants. Traditional meals and specialities give you unforgettable impressions.
Visitors find amazing ski-runs, wonderful cross-country ski-runs, fun for the whole family - you can practice a great number of sports as well as use the Nordic Walking routes in Schlinig.
The Vinschgau Valley stretches from the Reschen Pass to Kastelbell/Tschars. The whole valley covers an area of 1.441 square kilometres and it bounders with Switzerland and Austria. The Vinschgau Valley has about 800 hotels and inns offering accommodations ranging from plain rooms in farmsteads to rooms in 4-star luxury hotels.
Winter in the Vinschgau valley
A natural paradise waiting to be discovered. A boundless valley stretching from 400 to 4000 m above sea level. A marvellous landscape with cypress trees and Swiss stone pines, vast expanses covered with vineyards and blossoming orchards, the steppe-like slopes of Mount Sonnenberg, green woods, valleys blanketed in snow and landscapes of matchless beauty. A valley rich in fascinating contrasts. Marvellous summer days: fresh, clean air, crystal-clear lakes and plenty of sun! A corner of paradise where you can feel yourself at ease offering a wide array of opportunities to spend an unforgettable vacation.
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