In the valley of peace in Ratschings
Far from the Valle Isarco lies Ratschings with Ridnaun and Jaufen. Due to its location it offers visitors a unique sense of calm and tranquillity in the midst of the spectacular nature of the valley of Wipptal. The impressive landscape, the mountain villages and Alps, the hospitality of the locals and the special cuisine and the numerous walking paths starting almost immediately at the doorstep of the hotels in Ratschings – all this is Ratschings.
The treasures of Ratschings
The gorge in Stange, world-wide the only gorge of pure white marble – is accessible via a staircase of paths and bridges – underneath the foaming of the wild river of Ratschings. In the shutdown ore-mine of Schneeberg in Ridnaun, visitors can participate in a tour through the galleries and learn about 800 years of mining history in Tyrol. In front of the majestic peaks, the Chapel of St. Magdalena, patron of the miners, still guards the site. The chapel was built 1480 from the miners of Schneeberg.
The regional museum for hunt and fishery waits in Castle Wolfsthurn, offering on occasions the site for diverse events in the genres of culture, music and dance.
A great destination for nature friends is the high plain of Ratschings-Jaufen: wide meadows, inviting cabins, the Lakes of Hochmoor and wonderfully romantic paths. From the top you can see the Dolomites, the Glaciers of Ötztal and Stubai, the Texelgroup, the Zillertaler Alps and the Brentagroup. Here you can walk, mountainbike and party, especially during the Alpfestival of Ratschings. During winter visitors can glide over the snowy landscape – on skis, snowboards, cross-country skis or horse-sleigh. If you would like to spend your holiday in this exclusive region, find here the best hotels in Ratschings in Wipptal in the South Tyrolean Eisacktal.