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Holidays in St. Gertraud

The sunny village St. Gertraud at the head of the valley of Ulten is embedded in idyllic woods and meadows, surrounded by high mountains and characterised by lovely, weather-beaten wooden houses.

Church in St. Gertraud
Church in St. Gertraud

The church is situated on a hill and offers a wonderful view over Ultental.

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Old larches
Old larches

more than 2000 years old

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Admittedly, if you would like to reach the highest village of Ulten at more than 1,500 meters above sea level and 300 inhabitants, you have to accept the quite long journey through almost the whole valley. But if you would like to spend your well-earned holidays in the middle of pristine nature, far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it will be well worth it.

Before you get to the village centre of St. Gertraud you have the opportunity to get to know a speciality of Ulten, which is well-known far beyond the boundaries of the valley: the ancient larches. Legend has it that they are about 1,000 years old. Due to their rotting wood today, it isn’t possible to check this with certainty. However, they surely rank among the oldest conifers throughout Europe and their rugged bark, the up to eight meter thick trunks and the huge treetops undoubtedly verify their advanced age.

A widely visible little church sits enthroned above St. Gertraud and its scattered old and new houses. Other works of art or buildings made by human hand are hard to find. But it does not matter, because the main attraction is the nature anyway.

Weissbrunneralm
Weissbrunneralm

in Ulten

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Lake Weißbrunn in Ulten
Lake Weißbrunn in Ulten

Flaschauer river originates in Lake Weißbrunn.

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Lake Weißbrunn
Lake Weißbrunn

in Ulten

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National park & national park house

Not for nothing, St. Gertraud is located in the middle of a marvellous mountain and nature landscape, which has hardly changed with the passing of the years. A popular destination for mountaineers and ambitious mountain bikers is for instance the tranquil valley of Kirchberg, branching off to the south and leading to the mountain pass Rabbi Joch.

Probably a bit more famous is the area around Lake Weißbrunn located further at the head of the valley. It is a good starting point for many tours in the nearby Stilfser Joch national park. There, hikers and nature fans come together in order to discover idyllic mountain likes, extensive alpine meadows and the mighty, partly more than 3,000 meter high mountains.

Worth knowing, info about the national park and the topic “forest and farms” is also provided by the national park house “Lahner Säge” housed in the premises of a centuries-old sawmill. In the course of the renovation there was restored also the old Venetian saw, so that today it is again in full working order – as well as the neighbouring mill for grinding grain. 

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St. Gertraud
St. Gertraud

St. Gertraud is the last village in Ulten.

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Church in St. Gertraud
Church in St. Gertraud

The church is situated on a hill and offers a wonderful view over Ultental.

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St. Gertraud in Ulten
St. Gertraud in Ulten

The village in Ulten is situated at the border of Stilfserjoch National Park.

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Farms in St. Gertraud
Farms in St. Gertraud

Snowy landscape in St. Gertraud in Ultental

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St. Gertraud
St. Gertraud

St. Gertraud in Ultental in winter

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Arosea Life Balance Hotel - St. Walburg in Ultental
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superior
Arosea Life Balance Hotel
St. Walburg in Ultental
4.4 Very good

Life Balance Hotel in Ultental: Charme & elegance on the highest level!

from 128 € per day
Hotel Alpenhof - Ulten in Meran and environs
superior
Hotel Alpenhof
Ulten in Meran and environs
4.6 Excellent

Familiar hospitality, pure nature, countless activities and culinary delights – relaxation & regeneration are guaranteed!

from 83 € per day
Blumenresidence Karnutsch - St. Walburg in Ultental
Blumenresidence Karnutsch
St. Walburg in Ultental
4.9 Excellent

Open all the year round, the skiing area Schwemmalm is only 4 km away, free ski bus, many hiking paths in the Ultental valley, free Wi-Fi, awarded by HolidayCheck.

from 38 € per day
Kreativ Hotel Landhaus Schweigl - St. Walburg in Ultental
superior
Kreativ Hotel Landhaus Schweigl
St. Walburg in Ultental
4.8 Excellent

Small, family-run hotel, refreshingly original and creative, quiet position, surrounded by an authentic landscape, inviting ambiance and relaxed atmosphere.

from 91 € per day
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