The essence of nature in St. Martin in Passeier
In a sunny valley basin, nestled amidst meadows and forests in the heart of Passeiertal, lies the holiday village St. Martin in Passeier in South Tyrol. St. Martin in Passeier offers a vast net of walking paths for hikers on every level; here you can stroll along in the valley or in the heights of nature park Texel-Group, the high plain of Hirzer or the Alps of Ötztal and Stubai.
The excellent location amidst spectacular natural beauty offers easy access to the High Route of Meran, the walks along the ancient irrigation channels in Riffian, Marling, Partschins or Algund and the Tyrolean High Route. Winter sports enthousiasts find in the ski-resorts Meran 2000 and the Glacier of Schnals an outdoor paradise.
Culture lovers can admire here the local museum with its ancient historic tools, explore the seven traditional farms “Schildhöfe” along the corresponding trail or admire the wonderful and well preserved frescos of the House of Painters, a stone’s throw from the village, once seat of the painting school in Passeier. The Church of Saint Martin completes the harmonic character of the village.
Traditions in St. Martin
Traditions and customs are well beloved in St. Martin in Passeier in South Tyrol. Here the very particular tradition of “Goaslschnöllen” is still very much alive today. Imagine a whip (=”Goasl”), originally used to drive the animals onto the mountain pastures, being swung forth and back in the air creating a very particular sound. Locals still practice this custom today, in their traditional dress. It is truly worth witnessing this custom for yourself.
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