From the spring of Ahr till its entry into the river Rienz near Bruneck, lies the valley Tauferer Ahrntal: The largest and most Northern valley in South Tyrol offering plenty of entertainment possibilities as well as pristine beauty and authenticity. Mountain farms neighbour here medieval castles, crystal-clear mountain lakes waterfalls and glaciers - presenting a home to the genuine locals of Ahrntal.
Due to its reclusive location, the population has learned early on to use the farmers' wisdom steming from over hundred years experience. Thus visitors find here beside the outstanding hotels a shutdown mining gallery which cures asthma and allergies, waterfalls which magically bestow powers and ancient art crafts like lace-making and wood craft which for a long time presented the only source of income to the valley.
Adventures in castle and mine
More and more visitors of Ahrntal are drawn to the mining museum in Steinhaus as well as the adventure mine and the climate gallery in Prettau. The micro climate in the gallery has a special healing effect on asthma and allergies. Those who dare to visit Castle Taufers, find themselves catapulted back to the Middle Ages. The sight of the dungeon will make everyone feel lucky to be born in different times and to stay in one of the local hotels. A walk on the Road of Francis to the Reinbach Waterfalls in Rein provides a welcome break from all the impressions to reflect and recollect and not seldom the strength to maybe step out of the comfort zone the very next day and exceed the very own expectations!
For those who feel adventurous, the local hotels offer a good mix of activities such as rafting, canyoning, horseback riding and paragliding. An alternative for experienced mountaineers provides a hike to one of the many mountain tops surrounding the valley. There you might spot a groundhog or chamois and - if you are really lucky - even local mountaineer Hans Kammerlander.
After an eventful day the hotels invite to relax – either with exclusiveness and wellness in its highest form or in a traditional and pristine ambience. Food is a very special chapter in Ahrntal. During summer the commune Sand in Taufers invites regularly for its Street Kitchen. Here you can enjoy the most popular delicacies of the region listening to native music. Who wants to spend his vacation in this original South Tyrolean region, finds here the most beautiful hotels in Tauferer Ahrntal.