On holiday in the western South Tyrol

Get to know Val Venosta and Merano

If you are planning a holiday at the Hotel Ortlerspitz, you should allow plenty of time to make one or two excursions to the many places of interest, which can be visited from Val Venosta as far away as the spa town of Merano.

Churches and castles

Discover Vinschgau

The Castle Churburg
The Castle Churburg, at Schluderns, is an medieval castle. It was build around the year 1250 by the will of the prince bishop Heinrich I. of Monfort.
Since 2006, beneath the castle, every year there are presented the "Medieval games" of South Tyrol. With them the people want to remember the golden age of the castle Churburg and the battle of Calva.

The castle can only be visited by booking a tour. It is opened from 20 March to 31 ...


The Jewel of the Adige

Beneath the hill of Tarces (Tartsch Bühel), in the Val Venosta we find the historic town Glurns , which has remained the same for centuries. With its 900 inhabitants Glurns is the smallest town of the Southern Alps. It is a real gem as it is, still today, the only one to be surrounded by walls and its nucleus has preserved the medieval charm.