Holidays in St. Martin in Passeier
Doubtlessly, the innkeeper “Sandwirt” from Passeier today is one of the most famous South Tyroleans: Andreas Hofer.
The local freedom fighter was born in neighboring St. Leonhard in Passeier, where you can find also a museum that tells his history.
The inhabitants of St. Martin in Passeier set a high value on their homeland and its customs. So parish fairs, village fairs and the traditional “Ranggln” (kind of wrestling) are very important, as well as the nature conservation. Therefore, many mountain farmers still mow their fields by hand and focus on organic farming. As well, you can see wonderful historical frescoes on the facades of the painters' house.
If you want to explore the vicinity of St. Martin in Passeier you should make a pleasant hiking tour. Recommendable, but quite exhausting are the glacier tours to the Ötztal and Stubaital Alps. Obviously, there are available also some easier tours down in the valley.
Motorcyclists enjoy the curvy mountain streets to the Jaufen pass or the main street of Passeier. In winter, there are several racy toboggan runs and the wonderful slopes on the glaciers of Schnals. No matter if you prefer hiking, biking or skiing: St. Martin in Passeier has a suitable offer for everyone.