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Holidays in Prettau

Prettau is situated idyllically in the last part of Tauferer Ahrntal, embedded in a beautiful natural landscape of lush green meadows and mighty peaks that are higher than 3,000 m.

View towards Birnlücke in Kasern
View towards Birnlücke in Kasern

View towards Birnlücke pass

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Prettau in South Tyrol is the northernmost municipality in Italy and is located in Rieserferner Ahrn Nature Park. Also, the hamlet Kasern, which is the last village in the valley, is part of the municipality of Prettau. The impressive peaks of the Zillertal Alps and the Venediger Group are the boundary to Austrian North Tyrol together with Birnlücke pass. The passes and trails between the mighty peaks were once used by smugglers, today they are attracting many hikers.

The whole year round, nature lovers and families will find a great variety of possibilities for their leisure time. No matter if you prefer romantic strolls, panoramic hikes or breath-taking glacier tours in summer or wonderful ski tours or snowshoe hikes in winter. The sunny cross-country ski run is a highlight for passionate cross-country skiers.

Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park

Visitor's centre in Prettau

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Mining Museum in Predoi
Mining Museum in Predoi

The St. Ignaz Erbstollen in Prettau

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Prettau
Prettau

melting furnace

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Church of Hl. Geist / Santo Spirito
Church of Hl. Geist / Santo Spirito

The place of pilgrimage, is a magical place.

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Mine in Predoi
Mine in Predoi

A trip to the mine of Predoi is very interesting, especially for families with children.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

Allergy sufferers feel at ease in the climate gallery.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

The forces of nature can be used without any bad effect.

© Klimastollen Prettau

Handicraft & sights in Prettau

In addition to the impressive peaks of the surrounding Alps, Prettau in Tauferer Ahrntal offers historico-cultural treasures too.

The picturesque village was an important copper mining centre for a very long time. Today, the mine is open to the public, including a show mine and a climatic gallery promising remedy against various respiratory diseases and allergies.

Moreover, Heilig Geist church in Kasern is a former miners church and strongly connected to the mining tradition, Today, it is a popular pilgrimage site. Worth seeing is, for instance, a crucifix with Christ. The rock behind the church protects it from avalanches. Once people believed, that crawling under the rock would free them from all sins. The wall around the church shows the size of the former cemetery. Here, people who died on the mountains were buried.

Worth a visit as well is the nature park’s visitors centre in Kasern. In the simple and modern wooden complex, you will get to know more about Rieserferner Ahrn Nature Park and about handicraft in Prettau. Mainly, the village is known for mask carvings and pillow laces. In fact, there is a lace-making school right here too.

Prettau
Prettau

The municipality of Prettau is located in upper Ahrntal and is the northernmost village of Italy.

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Kasern near Prettau
Kasern near Prettau

Kasern with Sacred Heart church is the last village in the valley of Ahrntal and is the starting point for many hiking tours.

© Tourismusverein Ahrntal - Filippo Galluzzi
Lausitzer high-alpine route
Lausitzer high-alpine route

The high-alpine route in Tauferer Ahrntal was built in 1903. The start and the end of the tour is Kasern near Prettau.

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Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park

Visitor's centre in Prettau

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Mining Museum in Predoi
Mining Museum in Predoi

The St. Ignaz Erbstollen in Prettau

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Prettau
Prettau

melting furnace

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Prettau
Prettau

Prettau is closely connected to the history of mining.

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Mine in Predoi
Mine in Predoi

The mine train was renovated and takes you inside the tunnel under the ground.

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Cross country skiing in Kasern / Casere
Cross country skiing in Kasern / Casere

The small church of Casere/ Kasern.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

In the mine the temperature is 8-10 °C.

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View towards Birnlücke in Kasern
View towards Birnlücke in Kasern

View towards Birnlücke pass

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Church of Hl. Geist / Santo Spirito
Church of Hl. Geist / Santo Spirito

The place of pilgrimage, is a magical place.

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Prettau
Prettau

Prettau is located in a picturesque position in the magnificent mountain scape of Tauferer Ahrntal.

© Ferienregion Tauferer Ahrntal
Prettau
Prettau

The village Prettau is situated deep in Ahrntal and is a real nature paradise also in winter.

© Ferienregion Tauferer Ahrntal
Mine in Predoi
Mine in Predoi

A trip to the mine of Predoi is very interesting, especially for families with children.

© Klimastollen Prettau
Mine in Predoi
Mine in Predoi

With the mine train you reach the mine of Predoi and the climatic center.

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Mine in Predoi
Mine in Predoi

The mine is open to visitors from April to October.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

The gallery is a unique climate for those suffering of respiratory problems.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

Allergy sufferers feel at ease in the climate gallery.

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Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

The forces of nature can be used without any bad effect.

© Klimastollen Prettau
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi
Climate centre Prettau/Predoi

Visitors to the center are followed by experienced staff that provides the ability to do various relaxation exercises.

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Adler Alm in Kasern / Casere
Adler Alm in Kasern / Casere

In Adlerhütte there is a nice playground for the kids and a beautiful landscape to be admired for their parents .

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