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Holidays in Feldthurns

The position of Feldthurns is dreamlike: The South Tyrolean holiday destination is surrounded by chestnut groves, fruit orchards and vineyards on a sunny terrace above Eisacktal Valley, offering beautiful views of the Dolomites and the Sarntal Alps. Hiking to Mt. Königsangerspitze or on the chestnut trail, enjoying dumplings in a mountain hut or Törggelen in a cosy farm tavern – Feldthurns guarantees a relaxing holiday mix of experiencing nature actively and enjoying culinary delicacies.

The municipality’s main village is Feldthurns at 850 m of altitude. Other sunny hamlets are, for instance, Schnauders, Schrambach and Garn. Feldthurns is rightfully called “chestnut village”: The entire municipal area has 3,300 chestnut, but only about 3,000 inhabitants. From Feldthurns, you can quickly access the South Tyrolean cities Brixen and Klausen too.

Archeoparc Feldthurns
Archeoparc Feldthurns

The Archeoparc in Feldthurns is an exhibition of archeological findings from the environs.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle

The Renaissance castle was once summer residence of the price-bishops in Brixen and has been renovated in the late 20th century.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle

The castle is open for visitors from March to November. The castle also displays a series of art collections.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer

Veldthurns Castle – A Renaissance gem

Cultural sights can not only be found in the cities of Eisacktal: A real gem in Feldthurns is Veldthurns Castle, built in 1580 as the summer residence of Johann Thomas von Spaur, archbishop of Brixen. The castle has impressive Renaissance wall panels and mural paintings. On the ground floor, visitors can see archaeological finds from the region.

Archaeologically interesting

Since more than 7,000 years, the sunny terrace of Feldthurns has been settled. The Archeoparc Feldthurns allows visitors to see excavations in the so-called Tanzgasse with interesting information about the area’s settlement. It is particularly interesting to note, that there was a megalithic place of worship in the 3rd millennium BC – in the late Copper Age. The Archeoparc Feldthurns is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 am to 6 m all year round.

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Along the chestnut trail
Along the chestnut trail

When it gets colder in the mountains, the chestnut trail is perfect for a wonderful autumn hike.

© Internet Consulting - Kurt Leiter
Bike tour
Bike tour

in Feldthurnsin Villanders

© Tourismusverein Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns und Villanders

Paths at different altitudes

According to your preference, condition and the current season, bikers and hikers can choose between many routes in the surroundings of Feldthurns: walking to one of the romantic churches, hiking to Lake Radlsee, family-friendly bike excursions through Eisacktal Valley or mountain bike tour to Latzfonser Kreuz. Afterwards, the typical delicacies of the Eisacktal cuisine will taste even better.

Chestnut village

In autumn, when the leaves turn gold, Eisacktal is extremely colourful and invites to the traditional Törggelen. In spring as well, a hike on the renowned chestnut trail is worthwhile. The path starts at Lake Vahrn in Brixen and ends at Runkelstein Castle in Bozen. Other wort-seeing sights in the environs of Feldthurns are Säben Monastery and the historical centre of Klausen.

Further information:

Tourism association Klausen Barbian Feldthurns Villanders
Marktplatz 1 - 39043 - Klausen
+39 0472 847 424
info@klausen.it
www.klausen.it
Winter in Feldthurns
Winter in Feldthurns

The worth-seeing Veldthurns Castle and the surrounding landscape are covered with a white blanket of snow in winter.

© TV Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders - Rene Gruber
Feldthurns in winter
Feldthurns in winter

The picturesque village Feldthurns is a famous destination for excursions in winter.

© TV Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders - Rene Gruber
Parish church "Maria Himmelfahrt" in Feldthurns
Parish church "Maria Himmelfahrt" in Feldthurns

The local parish church is one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in Eisacktal. Her history goes back to the 12th century.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
View over Feldthurns
View over Feldthurns

Feldthurns has almost 3,000 inhabitants and is situated 8 km in the South of Brixen in Eisacktal.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Archeoparc Feldthurns
Archeoparc Feldthurns

The Archeoparc in Feldthurns is an exhibition of archeological findings from the environs.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle

The Renaissance castle was once summer residence of the price-bishops in Brixen and has been renovated in the late 20th century.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle

Velthurns Castle is, without any doubt, one of the most important monuments in Feldthurns.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Along the chestnut trail
Along the chestnut trail

When it gets colder in the mountains, the chestnut trail is perfect for a wonderful autumn hike.

© Internet Consulting - Kurt Leiter
Chestnut trail in Feldthurns
Chestnut trail in Feldthurns

Particularly in autumn, the chestnut trail is famous for dreamlike gourmet hikes.

© Internet Consulting - Kurt Leiter
Velthurns Castle
Velthurns Castle

The castle is open for visitors from March to November. The castle also displays a series of art collections.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
View over Feldthurns
View over Feldthurns

View over Feldthurns with Mt. Plose in the background.

© Internet Consulting - Benedikt Trojer
Autumn in Feldthurns
Autumn in Feldthurns

In autumn, a vacation to Feldthurns is worthwhile in particular because the place ranks among the strongholds of traditional feasts in the region. On the picture, you can see the famous chestnut trail between Brixen and Bozen.

© Internet Consulting - Sabine Oberheinricher

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