Holidays in Deutschnofen
Like the neighbouring villages Welschnofen, Obereggen and Petersberg, Deutschnofen is located in a valley called Eggental. The region is an attractive holiday destination for all those, who like to spend much time outdoors, in winter and in summer.
Deutschnofen is the biggest municipality of Eggental, which is surrounded by the mighty mountains Latemar, Rosengarten and Schlern. Other famous mountain summits are for example also Zanggen, Weißhorn, Schwarzhorn and Mendel. Deutschnofen also has the following districts: Obereggen, Eggen and Petersberg.
Deutschnofen is located at 1,350 m of altitude on a sunny high plateau of Mt. Reggelberg and offers a dreamlike panoramic view of the Dolomites. Here, you can find old farms as well as a vivid centre with bars, shops, restaurants and sports facilities.
Sights in Deutschnofen
Thurn Castle and St. Ulrich and Wolfgang parish church are worth seeing. Thurn Castle was mentioned in documents for the first time in 1279 and was the former court for a long time. Later there was a school and today, the historical building is the local municipal centre.
Moreover, St. Helena church in Deutschnofen is worth a visit. It was first mentioned in documents in the early 14th century and is decorated with Gothic frescoes that are among the most significant frescoes in South Tyrol. The picturesque church is a famous destination for excursions with an adjacent snack bar.
If you spend your holidays in Deutschnofen, you should also visit the famous Sanctuary of Maria Weißenstein in Petersberg.
Summer, sun, sports & fun
The wonderful mountain world of the Dolomites and the green forests around Deutschnofen are perfect for walks, hikes and challenging mountain and MTB tours. In the environs, there are several climbing parks and famous fixed-rope routes too.
Small and big bike fans can improve their skills in the Bike Park of Deutschnofen, before trying the trails in the mountains and forests.
A highlight for nature lovers and adventurers is a visit of the nearby and unique Bletterbach gorge.
Golfers will look forward to the 18-hole golf course in Petersberg that can be reached in a few minutes by car.
Winter in Deutschnofen
In the snowy winter months, Deutschnofen and Eggental benefit from the proximity to the skiing region Obereggen. Here, you will find well-prepared ski runs for beginners and advanced skiers, modern lift facilities and inviting huts. A free shuttle service takes you from Deutschnofen to the ski area and back.
For cross-country skiers, there are several cross-country ski tracks in Deutschnofen and at Lavazè pass. Winter hikers are offered countless paths with a dreamlike view. Toboggan runs and ice-skating rinks complete the activity offer in winter.