Beneath 3.000 chestnut trees in Feldthurns
On the sunny terrace of Eisacktal lies Feldthurns. Due to its generous amount of sunshine the farming village offers a particularly mild climate and ideal conditions for chestnut trees; over 3.000 chestnut trees stand today in Feldthurns. Within this chestnut groves and vineyards beautifully secluded walks lead to multiple destinations: the panoramic road to the waterfall of Schrambach or the road over the apple-orchards to Brixen. Those who are looking for the ultimate challenge will find a hike to the peak of the local mountain “Königsangerspitze” a dignified destination – or to the lodge “Radlseehütte” – always accompanied by a breathtaking view over the Dolomites.
But let’s not get too carried away. The village itself is already a treasure full of worthwhile places to visit. The Renaissance Castle Veldthurns for instance – a former episcopal summer residence - is today accessible for the crowds and offers many interesting as well as precious seights like the golden ceiling in the episcopal room.
During winter the ski areas Plose in Brixen and Alta Badia open the gates for winter sports enthousiasts from all over the world. Afterwards visitors are advised to enjoy pure relaxation in the wellness areas or a cozy dinner in one of the hotels in Feldthurns.
Törggelen on the Chestnut-Road
In autumn during chestnut-time the fifth season starts in Valle Isarco, the “Törggele-Season”. Then the traditional farms, inns and wine taverns of Feldthurns dish up savory traditional specialties accompany by fresh must or wine and many freshly roasted chestnuts. An insider’s tip is a walk on the Chestnut-Road and a stop for the traditional “Törggelen” in a traditional farm along the way. If you would like to experience this chestnut-paradise, find here the most beautiful hotels in Feldthurns in the Dolomites of the South Tyrolean Eisacktal.