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Holidays in Kurtatsch on the Wine Route

Kurtatsch on the Wine Route in the south of South Tyrol nestles to the sunny slopes of Mendel ridge and offers dreamlike views of Etschtal Valley. Surrounded by vineyards and historical buildings, travellers will enjoy relaxing holidays, culinary pleasures and varied activities in an idyllic village.

The main village of Kurtatsch as well as the district Entiklar are located only slightly above the valley floor, whereas the hamlets and farms of the other districts Penon, Graun and Oberfennberg are spread over the slopes – up to a height of 1,170 m. Neighbouring villages on the Wine Route are Tramin, Neumarkt and Margreid.

Church in Kurtatsch
Church in Kurtatsch

Kurtatsch on the South Tyrolean Wine Route

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer

Exciting history

Discoveries have shown that Kurtatsch was already settled in the Mesolithic. How humans had processed ore to copper about 3,500 m, is shown by the best-preserved smelting plant from the Bronze Age. The melting furnaces and about 6,000 other exhibits can be visited in the Museum Zeitreise Mensch in Kurtatsch. The museum at Orth manor, one of the oldest farms of Kurtatsch, gives interesting insights into the life of humans in Southern South Tyrol – from the Stone Age, to Roman times and modernity.

Worth-seeing church

St. Vigilius parish church in Kurtatsch is worth a visit too. The church’s baptismal font has the inscription MXXXIII (1003); the church was mentioned in documents for the first time in 1337. Pilgrims have been addressing themselves with their prayers to the picture of the Mother of God since many centuries, as it is said that there were visible tears on the face of Maria for 4 days in the 18th century.

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Grape harvest
Grape harvest

The ripe grapes are carefully harvested and processed to exellent wines afterwards.

© Günther Pichler - Tourismusverein Marling

Hiking, wine pleasures & bike tours

Kurtatsch can best be explored on hiking trails. Hikers can choose between the farm hike along many old premises and farms or the educational wine trail with interesting information about the life of vines. Particularly on hot summer days, we recommend an excursion to Lake Fennberg, which is ideal for a refreshing bath. A magnificent panorama is offered during a hike to Mt. Tresner Horn.

In the low valley of Southern South Tyrol, bikers will feel like in paradise almost the whole year round. A bike tour along the South Tyrolean Wine Route starts and ends directly in Kurtatsch. Bikers can optimally combine sports and pleasures, such as a visit of an excellent winery of the region or of a cosy inn under the arcades of Neumarkt. A highlight for passionate hikers is the challenging road bike tour to Mendel or Gampen pass or the MTB tour to Grauner or Fenner Joch.

Tourist office Südtiroler Unterland
Hauptmann Schweiggl Platz, 8 - 39040 Kurtatsch
+39 0471 880 100
info@suedtiroler-unterland.it
www.suedtiroler-unterland.it
Ansitz am Orth
Ansitz am Orth

In the manor Ansitz am Orth in Kurtatsch. there is the Museum of People Through Time.

© Museum Zeitreise Mensch
Graun near Kurtatsch
Graun near Kurtatsch

View of the vineyards of Graun, a district of Kurtatsch

© Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Albert Ceolan
Strehlburg Manor in Kurtatsch
Strehlburg Manor in Kurtatsch

Strehlburg Manor in Kurtatsch on the South Tyrolean wine route

© Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Luca Guadagnini Lineematiche
Kurtatsch on the wine route
Kurtatsch on the wine route

Picturesque village centre of Kurtatsch

© IDM Südtirol - Benjamin Pfitscher
St. Vigilius church in Kurtatsch
St. Vigilius church in Kurtatsch

Dreamlike view of the vineyards in Kurtatsch with one of South Tyrol's most important pilgrimage churches in the background.

© IDM Südtirol - Benjamin Pfitscher
Procession in Kurtatsch
Procession in Kurtatsch

Music band with traditional costumes

© Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Albert Ceolan
Penon
Penon

The district of Kurtatsch is spread over several slope terraces.

© Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Albert Ceolan
Entiklar
Entiklar

The district of the municipality of Kurtatsch is surrounded by vineyards.

© Tourismusverein Südtiroler Unterland - Albert Ceolan
Museum of People Through Time in Kurtatsch
Museum of People Through Time in Kurtatsch

The Museum of People Through Time in the centre of Kurtatsch shows the evolutionary development of people from Stone Age until today.

© TV Südtiroler Unterland
Bike holidays in Graun/Kurtatsch
Bike holidays in Graun/Kurtatsch

In Kurtatsch in Southern South Tyrol, bike tours are possible almost the whole year round.

© TV Südtiroler Unterland
Church in Kurtatsch
Church in Kurtatsch

Kurtatsch on the South Tyrolean Wine Route

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
Kurtatsch
Kurtatsch

The idyllic wine village in Southern South Tyrol is surrounded by green vineyards and dense woods.

© Internet Consulting - Fabian Auer
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