“Lots of hiking makes you knowledgeable.”
You certainly won’t be bored on your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. As there is a great deal to experience and discover here, in the eastern region of South Tyrol. You can visit many sights, plan various sporting activities and first and foremost enjoy the wonderful outdoors all around our hotel in Gais in South Tyrol. Experience your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal with all your senses! We will help you.
You can find several tips and day trip options for your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal here.
If you are spending your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal, Plan de Corones/Kronplatz is sure to be one of your first day trip destinations. Plan de Corones/Kronplatz is roughly ten kilometres away from our holiday apartments in Gais in South Tyrol and is also easy and convenient to reach for all holidaymakers in Val Pusteria/Pustertal using public transport.
The ski region is called the no. 1 skiing mountain in the winter. And quite rightly so! The mountain impresses with 119 kilometres of slopes and 32 modern lifts. You therefore definitely should not miss out on a visit to this ski region during your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal! Beginners, leisurely skiers, families and pros – they all feel really at home here. No wonder as the variety-packed slopes and rustic ski huts that invite skiers to a little bit of fun après-ski are a delight.
However, you should also definitely schedule Plan de Corones/Kronplatz into your summer holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal! Different hiking trails and single trails wind around it offering sporty guests lots of unforgettable moments.
You will rarely find a castle where there is still so much to see from the past as at Castello di Tures/Burg Taufers not just during your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal but also on holiday in other parts of the country. Holidaymakers in Val Pusteria/Pustertal can see the castle’s armoury and torture chamber as well as the court room and chapel, among other things. There are still original objects and furniture, like the unique tiled stoves, in most rooms. The library is also full of books from the olden days too. The castle towers high above the town of Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers, at the entrance to Valle Aurina/Ahrntal. The stunning castle was built in the 13th century and has been renovated time and time again over the years, most recently in the 20th century. Since then, holidaymakers in Val Pusteria/Pustertal have been offered tours in the castle and there are different exhibitions to see there all year round. Be whisked away to the world of knights and damsels and listen to one or two secret stories from the old days.
Are you spending your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal and are you interested in other cultures and love the mountains and nature? Then a visit to the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa at Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck is just the right thing for you on your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal. Reinhold Messner, the legendary South Tyrolean mountain climber, dedicated this museum to mountain folks from all over the world – their cultures and religions as well as tourism. Holidaymakers in Val Pusteria/Pustertal can learn about all kinds of different lifestyles up mountains here.
The Messner Mountain Museum Corones is situated at 2,275 metres altitude on the summit of Plan de Corones/Kronplatz. The history of traditional alpinism is told here and all with a unique view over the Dolomites and the Alps. You can see beyond the national borders in all four directions: as far as the Dolomites in Lienz in the east, the Ortles/Ortler in the west, the Marmolada/Marmolata in the south and the Zillertal Alps in the north.
It has been possible to visit the San Ignazio/St. Ignaz gallery in the show mine in Predoi/Prettau since 1996. A little train takes visitors inside the mine. Here you can experience up close how miners extracted copper in the past and transported it up to the surface. By the way, the climatic galleries situated here in the mine are ideal for asthmatics, allergy sufferers and hay fever patients.
Tip for you holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal: The mine is only open in summer. We do not recommend that people with a fear of confined spaces visit the copper mine.