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Holidays in Ratschings

Ratschings is a valley and municipality in Eisacktal, South Tyrol, sometimes also called "valley of tranquillity". The municipality of Ratschings covers the three valleys and a pass: Ridnaun, Ratschings, Jaufental and Jaufen pass.

Nevertheless, in the high season Ratschings is a lively and popular holiday destination, which last but not least is popular for its attractive cross-country skiing areas. In general, holidays in Ratschings are about nature experience and outdoor sports: Countless footpaths and hiking routes lead through the wonderful landscape, offering plenty of opportunities to discover the country, to get to know the hospitality and friendliness of the people and to taste culinary delicacies in one of the many cosy huts, restaurants and inns all around.

The main sights of Ratschings probably the gorge Gilfenklamm and the Schneeberg mine. The gorge Gilfenklamm is carved into completely white marble and therefore it is a very spectacular and unique nature phenomenon. The Schneeberg Mine, however, is a medieval ore mine with a huge tunnel system. There you will learn more about minerals and granites, but also about the miner’s life.

In short: In Ratschings – in the “valley of tranquillity” you will have peaceful and relaxing holidays, but you can as well enjoy lots of activities.

Alpine Pearl Ratschings

As a member of the cooperation “Alpine Pearls”, the municipality of Ratschings in Eisacktal guarantees s first and foremost stress-free, nature-oriented, active and relaxing holidays for the whole family. All the more than twenty “Alpine Pearls” give high importance on soft mobility, environmental awareness and climate protection. This is of benefit both for the inhabitants and guests, which are coming to the valley in search of pristine nature and pleasant vacations.

In fact, Ratschings can be easily reached by train and bus and you can move without your car very easily. Guests can calmly explore the streets and alleys of the villages on foot. For excursions to the environs, you can go biking or riding. In summer shuttle buses will bring you to the starting points of the most beautiful hiking tours. In winter, a free ski bus shuttles between the villages and Ratschings Jaufen ski area.

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