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Holidays in Schnals

The rustic village is reachable through are narrow and rocky gorge branching near the castle Juval at the beginning of Vinschgau. There many very old farm houses are waiting for you, as well as the isolated monastery Allerengelberg and as highlight: the great glaciers, where you can ski all year round.

The five idyllic districts of the valley are Katharinaberg, Karthaus, Unsere Frau, Vernagt and Kurzras and they all are worth seeing. Rustic farmsteads, little windows, weathered wood, stone walls and homey living rooms tell many stories about the mountain village.

Activity holidays in Schnals

For sportsmen and active holidays in Schnals there are countless possibilities: The mountains of the Texel Group are a paradise for unhurried hikers and adventurous mountaineers and the glacier is suitable for skiing and snowboarding the whole year round. 35 well-prepared slopes, several panoramic cross-country ski trails and countless winter hikes are waiting for you.

The glacier and its mummy

You can follow the traces of hunters and gathereres on archaeological hiking trails. A rewarding trip brings you to the Tisenjoch, where in 1991 the world-famous glacier mummy Ötzi was found at 3,210 m below the Hauslabjoch. You can make an "Ötzi Glacier Tour" with your hiking boots in summer or with your skis in winter and see mighty gravel fields and moraines, crevasses and a great glacier cave with particular lights. Visitors can discover the world of Ötzi also at archeoParc Schnals, an open-air museum.

In the high mountains of Schnals maybe you will see some local wild animals. Time and again, eagles are nestling in a side valley of Schnals, the so called Pfossental. Frequently, there are also chamoises, deers, marmots and buzzards.

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