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Holidays in Kastelbell-Tschars

Due to the idyllic and unique nature landscape – rich in contrast – the villages of Kastelbell and Tschars rank among the most popular destinations for epicures, who would like to spend their holidays in the western part of South Tyrol.

The natural landscapes along Etsch river in Vinschgau make this varied place incomparable. The municipality of Kastelbell and Tschars has about 2,400 inhabitants, living partly also in the other districts Galsaun, Juval with Messner's castle and Trumsberg on the left side of the valley as well as Marein, Latschinig, Freiberg and Tomberg on the right side. The wide bottom of the valley is surrounded by two contrasting mountain crests: the forested and shady Nörderberg and the sunny Sonnenberg.

Kastelbell
Kastelbell

Just in Kastelbell, there are 50 km of hiking paths.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Schnalstal glaciers
Schnalstal glaciers

in Schnalstal skiing area

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Kastelbell Castle
Kastelbell Castle

Right in the middle of the village the impressive well-preserved Kastelbell Castle reaches into the sky.

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Castle Juval
Castle Juval

The Castle uninhabited, was restored in 1983 by mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kastelbell-Tschars
Kastelbell-Tschars

Cycling in Kastelbell-Tschars

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell Tschars

Active & culture holidays

In the orchards and vineyards around Kastelbell-Tschars, you will find numerous sunny walking trails along old irrigation channels, which are optimally suitable for Nordic walking and hiking. Bikers have about 150 km of marked cycle paths through the villages and across whole Vinschgau.

For winter sports lovers, there is a year-round skiing region on the glacier of Schnals, offering ski fun from October to May.

Finally, culture lovers can visit the mighty medieval Kastelbell Castle, that is a wonderful destination for easy hiking tours. Worth a visit as well is Juval Castle that is owned by extreme alpinist Reinhold Messner and that accommodates the Messner Mountain Museum Juval.

"Tscharser Waalweg" path
"Tscharser Waalweg" path

The trail along the old irrigation channels of Tschars is perfect for hikes and excursions the whole year round.

© IDM Südtirol - Frieder Blickle
Vineyard with Kastelbell Castle
Vineyard with Kastelbell Castle

Kastelbell Castle is surrounded by picturesque vineyards.

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St. Martin church in Tschars
St. Martin church in Tschars

Tschars is the second largest village of Kastelbell-Tschars municipality and as located at the foot of Mt. Sonnenberg.

© IDM Südtirol - Frieder Blickle
View of Kastelbell
View of Kastelbell

View of the localities Kastelbell and Marein as well as of Kastelbell Castle.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars - Udo Bernhart
Kastelbell
Kastelbell

View from Galsaun to Kastelbell

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Hiking on Vinschgau high-alpine path
Hiking on Vinschgau high-alpine path

The path's starting point is Juval Castle near Kastelbell. Fantastic views of Vinschgau Valley are guaranteed.

© Vinschgau Marketing - Frieder Blickle
Tschars/Ciardes
Tschars/Ciardes

Ciardes is one of the stops of the train in Val Venosta/Vinschgau.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kastelbell
Kastelbell

Just in Kastelbell, there are 50 km of hiking paths.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kastelbell-Tschars
Kastelbell-Tschars

Here you will find numerous sunny walking trails.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell Tschars
Kastelbell Castle
Kastelbell Castle

Right in the middle of the village the impressive well-preserved Kastelbell Castle reaches into the sky.

© LianeM / Fotolia.com
Kastelbell Castle
Kastelbell Castle

bikers below Castelbello Castle

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell Tschars
"Vinschgau railway" train station
"Vinschgau railway" train station

It also stops at the station in Kastelbell

© Vinschgau Marketing - Heidi Hintereck
View from Castel Juval towards the valley
View from Castel Juval towards the valley

A beautiful view of the Vinschgau from Juval Castle.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Castle Juval
Castle Juval

The Castle uninhabited, was restored in 1983 by mountaineer Reinhold Messner.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Tschars
Tschars

Down the road of Vinschgau you get to Tschars.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Tschars/Ciardes
Tschars/Ciardes

Tschars/Ciardes has a fascinating hiking area.

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Castle Juval
Castle Juval

The Juval Castle is open to visitors.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kastelbell-Tschars
Kastelbell-Tschars

Cycling in Kastelbell-Tschars

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell Tschars
Lake Zirmtal
Lake Zirmtal

Above Kastelbell

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Kastelbell Castle covered in snow
Kastelbell Castle covered in snow

The impressive castle above Kastelbell confers a special ambiance to the village in winter.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars - Udo Bernhart
Kastelbell Castel in winter
Kastelbell Castel in winter

The castle is located above the eponymous village. The rooms are open for visitors from April until October.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars - Udo Bernhart
Tschars in winter
Tschars in winter

During the cold months, Tarsch in Vinschgau is worth a visit too.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell-Tschars
Kastelbell Castle in autumn
Kastelbell Castle in autumn

Kastelbell Castle is located over the eponymous village in Vinschgau and is a famous destination for excursions.

© Vinschgau Marketing - Frieder Blickle
"Vinschger Bauernladen" farmer's shop
"Vinschger Bauernladen" farmer's shop

The Vinschger Bauernladen in the Vinschgau is a cooperative of farmers in Vinschgau, selling their products together.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Kastelbell Castle
Kastelbell Castle

The castle is located on a magnificent rock on the left bank of Etsch river.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Juval Castle
Juval Castle

The castle is located in Kastelbell-Tschars and is owned by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner. In fact, it is one of his Messner Mountain Museums.

© Tourismusverein Kastelbell Tschars