Holidays in Vahrn
Vahrn lies protected of cold north winds in the northwest of Brixen and is often called "gate to the south". The village in Eisacktal is the perfect starting point for varied excursions and bike tours in South Tyrol and a wonderful destination for gourmets and active travellers.
Some worth-seeing sights of Vahrn are the beautiful parish church with its Gothic church tower and several old buildings. The grapes for fruity, juicy and mineral white wines such as Kerner and Sylvaner are growing in the surrounding vineyards as well as typical South Tyrolean red wines like Lagrein and Vernatsch.
Wine & chestnuts
In Eisacktal, the “Törggelen” tradition in autumn has a very long history. In and around Vahrn, travellers can enjoy roasted chestnuts, new wine, Schlutzkrapfen, dumplings and much more in numerous farm taverns. The beautiful Lake Vahrn is the starting point of the popular chestnut trail leading to Runkelstein Castle near Bozen.
Hike & bike
In spring, we recommend hiking tours among the flowering apple orchards on the nearby apple high plateau of Natz-Schabs. The Kneipp facilities at Schalders river offer a welcome refreshment during hot summer days. From here, you can also hike to the ruin of Salern Castle. Climbers will look forward to the climbing park of Spiluck. And bikers, depending on the season, can choose between cycle paths down in the valley, mountain bike trails on pastures and road bike tours to the passes of the Dolomites such as Würzjoch, depending on their personal preferences and skills.
Holiday fun for the whole family
In summer and in winter, Plose offers fun for the whole family: with great ski runs and the 9 km long toboggan run RudiRun as well as with the mountain carts and Brixen Bikepark. An as well quickly reachable and family-friendly destination for winter sports fans and hikers is Gitschberg Jochtal holiday region on the interface between Eisacktal and Pustertal.
The popular Neustift Monastery was founded in 1142 by bishop Hartmann of Brixen. The abbey in Maria Neustift, a district of Vahrn, accommodates cultural gems of several centuries and the oldest winery in Eisacktal. Also, when strolling through the nearby city of Brixen, you can discover many things such as the impressive cathedral or the picturesque arcades with varied shops and restaurants.