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Holiday region Passeiertal

Rustic mountain valley and part of a nature park, ancient trading route, homeland of Tyrolean folk hero Andreas Hofer, wonderful holiday destination for tranquillity seekers and gourmets… In Passeiertal, that winds above Meran in north direction, many facets form a harmonious whole.

Passeiertal Valley
Passeiertal Valley

Impressions of the wonderful Passeiertal Valley near Meran

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Passeiertal
Passeiertal

Discovering Passeiertal

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

View over St. Leonhard in Passeiertal

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Protected by Texel Group and the Sarntal Alps, the valley of Passeiertal first goes from Riffian to St. Martin and to the main village of St. Leonhard. Here, the road forks: On one side, you can get to Moos in Passeier, to Timmelsjoch pass and Ötztal Valley; on the other side, Jaufen pass creates a connection to Ratschings and Eisacktal.

The anterior valley of Passeiertal is a relatively wide, green valley with Mediterranean traits. The posterior part of the valley, however, is highly alpine, with a rough climate and an impressive mountain world. Rural life, old traditions and untouched nature characterise Passeiertal Valley today, as well as modern guest houses and leisure activities. All in all, the region is extremely varied, as any type of visitors are offered something special.

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Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The keep of the medieval castle in St. Leonhard is today part of Museum.Passeier. A visit of Jaufenburg Castle can be perfectly combined with a walk on the so-called "Sun Walk".

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Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The keep of the medieval castle in St. Leonhard is today part of Museum.Passeier. A visit of Jaufenburg Castle can be perfectly combined with a walk on the so-called "Sun Walk".

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Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The keep of the medieval castle in St. Leonhard is today part of Museum.Passeier. A visit of Jaufenburg Castle can be perfectly combined with a walk on the so-called "Sun Walk".

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Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The keep of the medieval castle in St. Leonhard is today part of Museum.Passeier. A visit of Jaufenburg Castle can be perfectly combined with a walk on the so-called "Sun Walk".

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Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier
Jaufenburg Castle in St. Leonhard in Passeier

The keep of the medieval castle in St. Leonhard is today part of Museum.Passeier. A visit of Jaufenburg Castle can be perfectly combined with a walk on the so-called "Sun Walk".

© Tourismusvereien Passeiertal - Benjamin Pfitscher
Hiking in Pfelders
Hiking in Pfelders

From Pfelders, you can for instance hike to Meran high-alpine route.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Pfelders skiing area
Pfelders skiing area

Pfelders Skiing area in Passeiertal offers slopes for beginners and advanced skiers.

© Skigebiet Pfelders - Frieder Blickle

Activities in an untouched natural landscape

Parts of the western Passeiertal belong to Texel Group Nature Park. On both sides of the valley, countless hiking paths lead across the alpine meadows and forests to the highest peaks, such us to Mt. Hohe Wilde, Mt. Hirzer or Mt. Matatzspitze. The high-alpine routes of Meran and Passeiertal, the Schildhöfe path and the paths along old irrigation channels in anterior Passeiertal are a great hiking experience.

If you prefer cycling, you are offered a lot of variety too: from the family-friendly cycle path along Passer river to challenging MTB tours across the mountains. In winter, the valley offers wonderful ski and snowshoeing tours as well as the ski and cross-country ski areas of Pfelders and Ratschings Jaufen. Other sports offers provide a lot of more action: How about rafting or kayaking on Passer river, ice climbing in Rabenstein? Or paragliding from the Hirzer high plateau?

Culture & tradition

Beautiful old farms, wonderful churches, prehistorical cult sites and exciting museums: Countless sights exemplify the eventful past of Passeiertal Valley and allow visitors to immerse in the history of the region. In fact, Jaufenburg Castle tells more about the Middle Ages, Sandhof farm about Andreas Hofer and his shooters, and the Bunker Mooseum about the surrounding nature and its peculiarities.

Further information:

Tourist Office Passeiertal
Passeirerstraße 40 - 39015 - St. Leonhard in Passeier
+39 0473 656 188
info@passeiertal.it
www.passeiertal.it
Moos in Passeier
Moos in Passeier

The picturesque village of Moos in Passeier is a famous holiday destination in the environs of Meran.

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St. Leonhard in Passeier
St. Leonhard in Passeier

View over St. Leonhard in Passeiertal

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Moos in Passeier
Moos in Passeier

View over the Bunker Mooseum in Passeiertal.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Platt near Moos in Passeier
Platt near Moos in Passeier

The original village of Platt near Moos in Passeier is surrounded by a magnificent natural landscape.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kuens in Passeiertal
Kuens in Passeiertal

Kuens in the environs of Meran

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Apple blossom in Kuens in Passeiertal
Apple blossom in Kuens in Passeiertal

The magical nature spectacle of flowering apple trees in spring attracts many visitors to Kuens and environs.

© TVPasseiertal - Benjamin Pfitscher
Waterfall in St. Martin in Passeier
Waterfall in St. Martin in Passeier

The waterfall in St. Martin in Passeier at the entrance of Kalmtal Valley is 48 m high.

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St. Martin in Passeier in winter
St. Martin in Passeier in winter

View of the snow-covered village St. Martin in Passeier near Meran.

© TVPasseiertal - Benjamin Pfitscher
Riffian in winter
Riffian in winter

The quiet locality is located at the entrance of Passeiertal Valley and offers ideal conditions for a relaxing holiday.

© TVPasseiertal - Kassian Plangger

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