Cultural treasures in Mals and surroundings
For culturally interested visitors, the Vinschgau Valley is a real treasure trove. Numerous churches and chapels, as well as castles and monasteries are to be admired.
Mals, the sunniest locality in all of South Tyrol
Mals, the sunniest locality in all of South Tyrol, is situated at an altitude of 1,050 m (3,445 ft) in the Upper Vinschgau Valley (Val Venosta). The valley lies between the highest mountains of the Eastern Alps: the Ötztalern group to the east, the Ortler group to the south, and the Sesvenna group to the west. Its appeal arises from the great differences which characterize the landscape: glaciers immediately above the bottom of the valley rise up almost to the 4,000 meter (13,000 foot) level, while the valley floor is carpeted with meadows and fruit orchards. Along with the outlying villages of Burgeis, Schlinig, Schleis, Laatsch, Planeil, Plawenn, UltenAlsack, Tartsch, and Matsch, Mals has the second largest geographical area of any community in South Tyrol. This community contains 5,054 inhabitants, of whom approximately 1,900 live in the village of Mals itself. It is also the center for commerce and public instruction in the Upper Vinschgau.
The medieval town of Glurns
Glurns is the smallest town in South Tyrol with almost 1000 inhabitants. The completely and best preserved, accessible city walls are evidence of the former importance as a traffic point between Via Claudia Augusta and the nearby Switzerland.
Glurns is also known as the birthplace of the famous artist Paul Flora. In 2009 he was buried in Glurns. The Paul-Flora Museum in Glurns with numerous works by the artist is open to visitors.
Marienberg, the highest Benedictine monastery in Europe, can be seen from our farm. The artistic and cultural treasures of the monastery museum can be visited.Webseite Kloster Marienberg