On the trails of the miners in Gossensass
The village in the Northern valley of Valle Isarco can look back on glorious times. In the 15th century Gossensass gained great wealth through the discovery of iron and silver in the valley of Pflersch. The old miners-houses with the ore-steps above the gates frame to the day the streets and the alleys of Gossensass. Then the Chapel of St. Barbara was built and dedicated to the patron of the miners.
150 years later most of the ores were mined and Gossensass and Pflersch were forgotten, until at the beginning of the 19th century warm mineral springs were discovered in Brennerbad near Brenner. During this period greatly elegant hotels were built in Gossensass. Now the village has become one of the most important health resorts in South Tyrol. Celebrities such as writer Henrik Ibsen were among the visitors of Gossensass; today the Ibsenmuseum in the City Hall tells the tale.
At the gate to the Silver Valley
The world of mountains around Gossensass invites for hikes and discoveries, especially interesting with passionate guides. The valley of Plersch or the so-called “Silvervalley” is one of the most beautiful valleys in South Tyrol. Interesting destinations are the lodge of Tribulaun or the waterfalls of Plersch.
In the winter the ski areas Ratschings and Ladurns are easily reachable. The ski area of Ladurns is relatively small, but offers slopes on different levels, a fun park for snowboarders, a ski kinderland with practice lawn, a cross-country circuit, several toboggan-runs and numerous cabins to stop, warm up and recharge with one of the delicious local meals.
Not far from Gossensass lies Brenner, especially exciting during market days. Towards South lies Sterzing, one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy. A visit in the former Fugger-town promises impressive images, stimulating strolls and during the Lantern-Festival in the summer a cheerful atmosphere filled with music, dance and South Tyrolean delicacies. After such event- and joyful day you will sleep in one of the hotels in Gossensass better than once the aristocrats on cure. Find here the best hotels in Gossensass in Eisacktal.