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Holidays in St. Jakob in Ahrntal

The more you enter the valley of Ahrntal, the more you the landscape becomes traditional and untouched. The village of St. Jakob is situated only a few kilometres before the end of the valley and offers numerous surprises guaranteeing you unforgettable holidays.

St. Jakob
St. Jakob

The environs of St. Jakob in Ahrntal offer dreamlike hiking paths with different degrees of difficulty.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

The picturesque village in Ahrntal is a holiday paradise also in winter.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

St. Jakob im Ahrntal, the ideal place for holidays in the middle of nature.

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St. Jakob is a small village taking part of the municipality of Ahrntal. Embedded in a unique mountain world, the village is situated at almost 1,200 m. Here, you are surrounded by 3,000 m high peaks as well as by an incredible number of cabins and mountain huts, which you can discover by hiking.

However, this does not mean that holidays in St. Jakob only means seeing mountains, pastures and woods. The village also offers some artistic and cultural goods, which are always worth a visit. For instance, these may be the Gothic parish church at the village centre, consecrated to eponymous St. Jakob. In the close surroundings, you can find a statue of the saint erected a few years ago.

If you prefer making a walk along Leonhardi path, going through the environs of St. Jakob, you can make a short stop at the sculpture garden by artist Oberhollenzer. As well, Ahrntal offers many outdoor activities for active vacationers – from passionate hikers and cyclists to adventure loving winter sportsmen. The family-friendly hiking and ski area Klausberg is located only within a few kilometres and can be reached easily and quickly by bus.

Woodcarving art from St. Jakob

Primarily, Gröden valley is the most famous place for woodcarving art. A little bit less known, but equally skilful, are the woodcarvers from St. Jakob in Ahrntal, passing their craft from generation to generation, just as their colleagues in the Dolomites.

It is assumed that the shepherds, spending the entire summer on the pastures, had begun with woodcarving. When coming back to the valley in autumn, they sold small statues and figures or decorated their own houses with them. In the course of the years, this pastime activity has become a proper profession, also practised in the village.

The most loved motifs of the Ahrntal woodcarvers are, in addition to religious works such as cribs, crucifixes and holy figures as well as everyday objects, were mainly witch and devil masks for the traditional carnival and Krampus runs in South Tyrol and beyond.

Recommended accommodation:

Bühelwirt
Am Bühel 30 - 39030 - Ahrntal
+39 0474 650309
info@buehelwirt.com
www.buehelwirt.com
St. Jakob in Ahrntal
St. Jakob in Ahrntal

The most impressive landmark of St. Jakob in Ahrntal is the hill with the eponymous church.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

St. Jakob im Ahrntal, the ideal place for holidays in the middle of nature.

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Bärental valley in St. Jakob
Bärental valley in St. Jakob

Bärental valley is a wonderful high alpine valley, ideal for hiking tours. It also offers some rest points, where you can taste fresh mountain cheese.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

Enjoy the dreamlike mountain scenery in St. Jakob in Ahrntal.

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St. Jakob im Ahrntal
St. Jakob im Ahrntal

The picturesque village is a good starting point for hikes and mountain tours.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

St. Jakob in Ahrntal is embedded in green meadows and dense conifer forests.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

St. Jakob in Ahrntal is a famous holiday destination for hikers and relaxation seekers.

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

The environs of St. Jakob in Ahrntal offer dreamlike hiking paths with different degrees of difficulty.

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St. Jakob in Ahrntal
St. Jakob in Ahrntal

Ideal for hiking holidays with the entire family.

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St. Jakob in Ahrntal
St. Jakob in Ahrntal

Sit down, enjoy the silence of nature and the dreamlike view!

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St. Jakob
St. Jakob

The picturesque village in Ahrntal is a holiday paradise also in winter.

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St. Jakob in Ahrntal
St. Jakob in Ahrntal

The picturesque mountain village St. Jakob in Ahrntal is still closely linked to agriculture.

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