Under the sun of Val Gardena in St. Christina
On sunny hillsides just opposite the majestic mountain Langkofel between St. Ulrich and Wolkenstein lies St. Christina in Val Gardena. The traditional mountain village is today one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Tyrol. The luxurious hotels in St. Christina mingle with modest worn farmhouses in the warm season decorated with red cranesbill.
Below the high walls of the Dolomites nestle gentle meadows, in the summer home to a vast number of cows, providing the precious milk, which is manufactured in the many little cabins to cheese and butter. Every year in August the valley organizes the event „Val Gardena in Tracht“ (Tracht=traditional costume), where locals appear dressed up in gorgeously colourful costumes. Lovers of culture are advised to visit the Museum de Gherdeina in the neighboring village of St. Ulrich. Here visitors do not only learn about history and culture of the valley, but also about the incredible collection of wooden handicrafts of the past centuries.
About Super-G and castles in St. Christina
On Monte Pana cross-country tracks meander through the landscape. Here you can possibilities for ice-skating, sledding, horse-riding and even ice-climbing – last under the supervision of a professional guide. During winter the annual Super-G of the Alpine Ski-World-Cup is held on Saslong in ski-resort Val Gardena. During summer visitors find numerous walking routes and a variety of guided climbing-tours, such as the circling of the Sellagroup, the so-called Sellaronda.
Culturally speaking a lot of interesting excursions await in St. Christina, such as the Road of the Planets, the St.-Jacobs-Church – the oldest church of the valley, only reachable by foot – or the Fish-Castle surrounded by fish ponds, property of a Venetian noble family. From the outside the Renaissance castle appears just like a fairy-tale castle, letting you wonder what life as a princess or knight might be like. Find here the most beautiful hotels in St. Christina in Val Gardena in the South Tyrolean Dolomites.