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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.

Prettau
Prettau

melting furnace

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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.

© 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, there is the Provincial Mining Museum Lcoation Prettau: It offers 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.

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Hiking Ahrntal
Hiking Ahrntal

Hike to Heilig Gesit church in Kasern near Prettau

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Heilig Geist church in Kasern
Heilig Geist church in Kasern

View of upper Ahrntal

© TVB Tauferer Ahrntal - Filippo Galluzzi
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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Prettau
Prettau

melting furnace

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View of Mt. Dreiherrenspitze
View of Mt. Dreiherrenspitze

Autumn hike near Prettau in Upper Ahrntal

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Kasern in winter
Kasern in winter

View of Heilig Geist church in Kasern/Prettau

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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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View towards Birnlücke in Kasern
View towards Birnlücke in Kasern

View towards Birnlücke pass

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Prettau
Prettau

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

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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