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In the middle of orchards: holidays in Völlan

Völlan is embedded in picturesque orchards and vineyards, light chestnut groves, meadows and wooded mountain slopes above Lana and to its visitors it opens up a wonderful view stretching from the green Etschtal valley to the Dolomites.

Keschtnriggl in Völlan
Keschtnriggl in Völlan

The giant "Keschtnriggl" is a symbol for the eponymous culinary event that is all about chestnuts. The "Keschtnriggl" is kind of a basket used for removing the shells of freshly roasted chestnut by shaking.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Völlan
Völlan

Völlan is part of the municipality of Lana and is situated on a hill in western Etschtal.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Hiking in Völlan
Hiking in Völlan

Wonderful panoramic tours await hikers in Völlan and surroundings.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

If you combine the location of the village at about 700 meters above sea level with the all-year-round mild climate, the fresh air and the many hours of sunshine characterising the whole area, you will get a small but nice holiday paradise. It is no wonder that Völlan has been a popular summer resort for a long time – for people in search of quiet as well as for jocks, gourmets and families.

The always well-attended health resort with fresh air is situated between the municipality of Lana and the Gampen Pass. Here, guests of all age and interest groups come together. On the one hand this is due to the rich leisure time program of the environs: including sightseeing, wellness and shopping in the nearby spa town Meran, family tours on the Etschtal cycle path, pleasant hikes on the chestnut trail and walks and much more.

On the other hand, also Völlan distinguishes itself by a varied and attractive holiday offer. For instance in every season the village comes up with special events, which are often organised together with the neighbouring villages Lana and Tisens. Probably the most popular ones are the Blossom Festival in spring and the Chestnut Days in autumn. The chestnut experience trail is a highlight for the whole family.

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Mayenburg Castle in Völlan
Mayenburg Castle in Völlan

The ruin is located next to the village centre and only be visited from the outside today.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Leonburg Castle near Völlan
Leonburg Castle near Völlan

Leonburg Castle is located on a hill near the road leading to Gampen mountain pass.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Parish church in Völlan
Parish church in Völlan

The parish church in Völlan is dedicated to St. Severin and was built in 1200.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Sights in Völlan

For all visitors partial to traditions and rural life Völlan offers something special. In the village centre there is a small but lovingly furnished Farmer Museum that provides an insight into the daily life and the arduous work of former farmers. The museum is open between Easter and October.

In the rustic living room, you can see for instance a corner decorated with crucifix, old stove and clothes. Two other rooms are full of tools, baskets and interesting objects of everyday use, such as butter pails, bellows or pasta presses. In the upstairs room you will learn everything about spinning and weaving.

As other sights of Völlan we have to mention the Mayenburg Castle, which has built already before 1200. A big wall with merlons surrounds two courtyards, the palace and a chapel. The well-fortified Leonburg Castle is located on the road to Gampen pass and has two keeps with three floors each. As both castles are privately owned today, they can only be visited from the outside. Last but not least you should take a look at the local parish church dedicated to Saint Severin.

Völlan near Meran
Völlan near Meran

Völlan is located above Lana and is surrounded by picturesque fruit orchards and vineyards.

© Visit Lana - Helmuth Rier
Völlan
Völlan

Völlan above Lana

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View of Leonburg Castle in Völlan
View of Leonburg Castle in Völlan

In autumn, the colourful landscape of the environs invites to make extensive walks.

© IDM Südtirol - Frieder Blickle
Keschtnriggl in Völlan
Keschtnriggl in Völlan

The giant "Keschtnriggl" is a symbol for the eponymous culinary event that is all about chestnuts. The "Keschtnriggl" is kind of a basket used for removing the shells of freshly roasted chestnut by shaking.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Mayenburg Castle in Völlan
Mayenburg Castle in Völlan

The picturesque Mayenburg castle was already built before 1200.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Mayenburg Castle in Völlan
Mayenburg Castle in Völlan

The ruin is located next to the village centre and only be visited from the outside today.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Völlan
Völlan

Völlan is part of the municipality of Lana and is situated on a hill in western Etschtal.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Leonburg Castle near Völlan
Leonburg Castle near Völlan

Leonburg Castle is located on a hill near the road leading to Gampen mountain pass.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Parish church in Völlan
Parish church in Völlan

The parish church in Völlan is dedicated to St. Severin and was built in 1200.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
View over Meran and Etschtal
View over Meran and Etschtal

Völlan offers a wonderful view over Etschtal valley.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Hiking in Völlan
Hiking in Völlan

Wonderful panoramic tours await hikers in Völlan and surroundings.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

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