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Worthwhile day trip destinations in Val Passiria/Passeiertal

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Wonderful day trip destinations in Val Passiria/Passeiertal – there are quite a few of them. Most of them are not far away from our aparthotel in Val Passiria/Passeiertal. Whether you’re on your own or with your family: you should not miss out on these day trip destinations in Val Passiria/Passeiertal:

Passirio/Passer gorge

A hiking trail right on the doorstep of our hotel in Val Passiria/Passeiertal leads directly to the breathtaking gorge trail. The Passirio/Passer’s thundering masses of water shaped the valley here. The trail winds right along the riverbank past imposing giant rocks and idyllic sections of forest where the Passirio/Passer flows through stunning pools and over richly shaped boulders and rocks.

Museo.Passiria/Museum.Passeier

The Museo.Passiria/Museum.Passeier is situated at Sandhof, where the famous South Tyrolean freedom fighter Andreas Hofer was born and lived. You can find regular guided family tours, a multimedia show about Andreas Hofer, a listening room with music, Passiria/Passeier legends and stories as well as an outdoor museum with a Passiria/Passeier farm.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

Probably the most famous garden in South Tyrol is also a very worthwhile day trip near Val Passiria/Passeiertal. An impressive botanical garden, a park with alpine and exotic plants and trees, water gardens and terraced gardens as well as the first palm trees south of the Alps can be found here.

Spa town Merano/Meran

Wander along the Passirio/Passer on green promenades in the spa town steeped in tradition or stroll under the Medieval arcades. Traditional shops and modern retail chains that offer a unique shopping experience are presented in the display windows.

Monteneve/Schneeberg Mining Museum

Europe’s highest mine is situated at 2,000 to 2,500 m above sea level and is a really worthwhile day trip destination in Val Passiria/Passeiertal. The more than 150 km of tunnels and shafts, some of which can still be accessed today, are testament to the mine’s long history. In its heyday in the 15th century, up to 1,000 miners worked underground here. Today’s mining museum transports visitors back to that time and impresses all ages with half-day and whole-day guided tours of the tunnels, tunnel trips on the mine train, a museum with display room and a shelter hut with accommodation.

Mooseum Bunker

There’s a new museum of a special interactive nature in Moso/Moos. Here you can learn interesting facts about the Texel Group nature park, the prehistory and settlement history of Alta Val Passiria/Hinterpasseier, Monteneve/Schneeberg and general natural history and geology. Information about contemporary history, the bunker that is accessible to visitors, an ibex enclosure and climbing course round off what’s on offer and make the Mooseum Bunker an interesting day trip destination in Val Passiria/Passeiertal.

Castel Giovo/Jaufenburg

Castel Giovo/Jaufenburg above San Leonardo/St. Leonhard is a particularly worthwhile day trip destination in Val Passiria/Passeiertal for history fans. It was built in the 13th and 14th century by the Lords of Passiria/Passeier and was once a grand fortress. As well as many picture presentation boards about the history of the castle, Passiria/Passeier court house, shield farms, Lords of Passiria/Passeier, you can also visit the impressing wall frescoes from 1538, listen to an audio recording of legends and enjoy the unique view.

Sandwirt fishing pond

The recreational area with fish pond near Sandhof is situated in the middle of fields just before San Leonardo/St. Leonhard. It is ideal for spending a relaxing afternoon and is accessible for all ages. You don’t need an official fishing licence for your first attempts at fishing.