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Holidays in St. Valentin auf der Haide

St. Valentin auf der Haide is a district of Graun in Vinschgau and located north of Mals, between the famous Lake Reschen and Lake Haider, which is a bit smaller, but no less lovely.

St. Valentin
St. Valentin

Lake Haider

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Mountain panorama near St. Valentin auf der Haide
Mountain panorama near St. Valentin auf der Haide

View over the most beautiful mountains in the environs

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

Lake Haider

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

Lake Haider

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The village, which nestles in extensive meadows, forests and the wonderful glaciated peaks of Vinschgau, is located at about 1,470 meters above sea level and has circa 900 inhabitants.

It is perfectly obvious that the area is a real paradise for active vacationers and jocks and that it has adventures ready for young and old alike. From hiking, Nordic walking and climbing to best skiing fun – entertainment is always guaranteed in and around St. Valentin auf der Haide.

A bit of history

The history of the lake district in the upper part of Vinschgau around Lake Reschen and Lake Haider probably dates back to the end of the last Ice Age 7,000 years before. In the antiquity first and foremost the Romans were of prime importance. For instance, they continued an essential road construction – the so-called Via Claudia Augusta – through the Vinschgau and up to the mountain pass of Reschen.

In the Middle Ages, rather in 1140, there was founded the still existing hospice St. Voltn as place of refuge for hikers and travellers. If you are interested in history and culture, you should also stroll through the alleys of Dörfl-Munteplair, the oldest part of St. Valentin, which probably was settled already in Roman times.

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Haideralm skiing area at Reschen pass
Haideralm skiing area at Reschen pass

Winter in Reschenpass holiday region

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Winter in St. Valentin auf der Haide
Winter in St. Valentin auf der Haide

Reschenpass holiday region is a paradise for winter sports lovers.

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St. Valentine
St. Valentine

Curling in St. Valentine

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Sports around the lake

The wonderful lake undoubtedly ranks among the main attractions of St. Valentin auf der Haide in Vinschgau. It attracts not only nature lovers and strollers, but also anglers and in winter even snow kiting fans. Moreover, there are several popular Nordic walking paths going through the environs of the about 90 hectare large lake.

During the cold winter months there is the valley station of the skiing area Haideralm next to the village. It belongs to the ski carousel Ortler Skiarena, reaches a height of 2,200 meters and offers pleasant and manageable slopes for the whole family. The neighbouring skiing areas of Schöneben and Nauders complete the winter sport offer.

Bike path in Vinschgau/Val Venosta
Bike path in Vinschgau/Val Venosta

The bike path of Vinschgau passes near the lake of San Valentino alla Muta.

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

The lake of St. Valentin auf der Haide is a paradise for fishing lovers.

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

St. Valentin auf der Haide is part of the City of Graun. The country is situated between Lake Haider and Lake Reschen.

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St. Valentin
St. Valentin

Lake Haider

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Mountain panorama near St. Valentin auf der Haide
Mountain panorama near St. Valentin auf der Haide

View over the most beautiful mountains in the environs

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Winter hiking path at Lake Haider
Winter hiking path at Lake Haider

Dreamlike winter walks at Lake Haider near St. Valentin auf der Haide guarantee a magical atmosphere.

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Snowkiting on Lake Haider
Snowkiting on Lake Haider

The frozen lake in St. Valentin auf der Haide is ideal for snowkiting, a magnificent view of snow-covered Mt. Ortler included.

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Ski area Schöneben-Haideralm
Ski area Schöneben-Haideralm

Right from the village centre of St. Valentin auf der Haide, winter sports fans can explore the surrounding ski runs.

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Ski area Schöneben-Haideralm
Ski area Schöneben-Haideralm

The slopes of Haideralm-Schöneben ski area partially lie directly near the village centre of St. Valentin auf der Haide.

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Lake Haider in winter
Lake Haider in winter

The lake near St. Valentin auf der Haide is covered by a layer of ice and snow in winter.

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St. Valentine
St. Valentine

Curling in St. Valentine

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Reschen pass
Reschen pass

Haideralm lift

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

Lake Haider

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St. Valentin auf der Haide
St. Valentin auf der Haide

Lake Haider

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