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Holidays in Gais

The small village of Gais in the holiday region Kronplatz in South Tyrol is a good tip for mountain bikers and cyclists loving long tours through varied terrain, but also for guests who like medieval castles and mysterious ruins, as well as the typical and savoury South Tyrolean cuisine.

In the north of Bruneck, the beginning valley of Tauferer Ahrntal widens between Kehlburg Castle on one side and Neuhaus Castle on the other. Right here is the inviting village of Gais – an ideal starting point for bike tours of all kinds as well as for hikes and mountain tours in the nearby nature park Rieserferner-Ahrn.

Ahr river near Gais
Ahr river near Gais

A shallow place near Ahr river in Gais invites to make kayak tours or is perfect for sunbathing.

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Bathing lake in Gais
Bathing lake in Gais

The so-called "Baggalocke" in Gais is a paradise for families with kids on hot summer days.

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Kronplatz
Kronplatz

Cabins Gipfelbahn Kronplatz

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Summer holidays in Gais

On the way in a magnificent mountain landscape around Gais, you will again and again see remote mountain inns and cosy Alpine huts where you should absolutely taste the delicious dishes of the South Tyrolean cuisine. From above, you will have the best view of the surrounding summits, of Kronplatz hiking area and of the valley of Pustertal.

Horse lovers can make long excursions through the meadows and woods, bikers have the possibility to cycle deep into Tauferer Ahrntal and to visit the worth-seeing centre of Sand in Taufers. The family-friendly cycle path across Ahrntal Valley goes to the wonderful city of Bruneck with numerous shops and a varied cultural offer.

Those who are looking for tranquillity will feel like in paradise in the local recreational area. The bathing pond along Ahr river promises a welcome refreshment and swimming fun for kids and adults during hot summer days.

Winter at the foot of Mt. Kronplatz

In winter as well, Gais is a popular holiday resort. The famous Kronplatz ski area is located only a few kilometres from Gais and offers magnificent ski runs with any level of difficulty, modern ski lifts, cosy huts and a varied entertainment programme.

In the surroundings, there are cross-country ski runs, toboggan runs, snowshoe hikes, ice-skating rinks and ski tours too.

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Kehlburg Castle near Gais
Kehlburg Castle near Gais

The enchanted ruin of Kehlburg Castle above Gais is a famous cultural attraction.

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Cemetery chapel in Gais
Cemetery chapel in Gais

The cemetery chapel in Gais has been newly built and consecrated by the bishop in 2011.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Neuhaus Castle near Gais
Neuhaus Castle near Gais

Today, Neuhaus Castle near Gais has a private owner who uses the premises for a restaurant.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber

Sights in Gais

  • Kehlburg Castle is an enchanted and almost overgrown ruin that can be visited on a cosy hiking tour.
  • Neuhaus Castle was built between 1240 and 1245. Over time, the owners have frequently changed and was as well conferred to the famous minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein. From 1924, there was a thermal bath too. Today, the castle houses a restaurant and a hotel.
  • The culture path in Gais is 2 km long and goes to Neuhaus Castle. Along the path, you can see works of different artists dedicated to celebrities that lived in Gais once. The path also offers a wonderful view of the village and of the opposite Kehlburg Castle.
  • Inside the cemetery chapel in Gais, dating back to the year 1500, you can see worth-seeing frescoes from the construction period.
Ahr river near Gais
Ahr river near Gais

A shallow place near Ahr river in Gais invites to make kayak tours or is perfect for sunbathing.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Fountain in Gais
Fountain in Gais

In the picturesque village centre

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Kehlburg Castle near Gais
Kehlburg Castle near Gais

The enchanted ruin of Kehlburg Castle above Gais is a famous cultural attraction.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Kehlburg near Gais
Kehlburg near Gais

The ruin of Kehlburg Castle near Gais has become nearly overgrown during the centuries.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Bathing lake in Gais
Bathing lake in Gais

The so-called "Baggalocke" in Gais is a paradise for families with kids on hot summer days.

© Internet Consulting - Sandra Cerboni
Bathing lake in Gais
Bathing lake in Gais

The small bathing pond in Gais near Bruneck is a popular destination on hot summer days.

© Internet Consulting - Sandra Cerboni
Excursion to Kehlburg Castle
Excursion to Kehlburg Castle

From Gais, you can hike along Kehlburg castle and will finally arrive at Amaten.

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Cemetery chapel in Gais
Cemetery chapel in Gais

The cemetery chapel in Gais has been newly built and consecrated by the bishop in 2011.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
View over Gais
View over Gais

The municipality of Gais is located in the environs of Bruneck, in the southern part of Tauferer Ahrntal.

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Neuhaus Castle near Gais
Neuhaus Castle near Gais

Today, Neuhaus Castle near Gais has a private owner who uses the premises for a restaurant.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Mühlbach valley
Mühlbach valley

Before hiking to Mt. Windschar and other peaks, you can discover the beauty of Mühlbach valley.

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Uttenheim near Gais in winter
Uttenheim near Gais in winter

Uttenheim is a district of Gais municipality and is located at the entrance of Tauferer Ahrntal.

© Tourismusverein Bruneck - Manuel Kottersteger
Gais in winter
Gais in winter

The surroundings of Gais offer snow-covered peaks, idyllic walking paths and many other activities in winter.

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Altar in the parish church in Gais
Altar in the parish church in Gais

The parish church in Gais was mentioned in documents for the first time in 990 and has still preserved its Romanesque form despite countless changes.

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Kehlburg Castle near Gais
Kehlburg Castle near Gais

Kehlburg Castle was built around the year 1000 near Gais and has nowadays become a ruin.

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St. Johan parish church
St. Johan parish church

The church of Gais is one of the oldest churches in Tyrol.

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Tourist office in Gais
Tourist office in Gais

If you are spending your holidays in Gais or Uttenheim, you will find all necessary information here.

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