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Cultural destinations near our campsite in the Venosta Valley

Castles, museums, small towns: Attractions in the west of South Tirol

The west of South Tirol has all sorts of exciting excursion destinations to offer - starting with the middle-aged monasteries and castles in the Upper Venosta Valley to the contemporary museums, which impart child-friendly knowledge on you. 

Among the most popular attractions in the Venosta Valley are the Lake Resia with the sunken church tower (approx. 25 minutes’ drive away), the Selvio National Park and its impressive hairpin bends, as well as South Tirol's smallest town, the tranquil Glurns.  


Are you interested in the history of the Venosta Valley? Then you should pay a visit to the Venosta Valley Museum in Schluderns! Permanent and special exhibitions, the archaeological Park Ganglegg and the Lehrwaal Quairwaal provides an insight into the history of the valley.


The St. Johann Church lies at the entrance to the Stelvio. The church, devoted to St. John the Evangelist, dates from the 13th Century, making it one of the oldest churches in the Venosta Valley; it was built in the romantic style. All summer long, weekly guided tours take place in German.


Mostly dilapidated, the Lichtenberg castle ruins dominate high above Lichtenberg. The castle was owned by the Counts of Tirol from the start of the 13th Century until 1513. Up until today, the castle ruins in the Upper Venosta Valley, which are open to the public, are owned by the counts of Khuen-Belasi. The leisurely hike from Prad to the foot of the castle complex in the Venosta Valley attracts visitors due to its size and a magnificent cycle of frescos, most of which can be viewed in the Ferdinandeum Tyrolean State Museum.


South Tirol's best preserved castle complex is located in Schluderns. The large armoury, containing 50 custom-made suits of armour, and the beautiful arcade are particularly impressive.

The Churburg castle is one of the most popular excursion destinations in Venosta Valley.

Marienberg Abbey

High above the village of Burgeis, the Marienberg Abbey is located at a height of 1,340 metres; precious Romanesque frescoes can be admired in the crypt. A museum gives insights into the eventful history of the abbey, which has been inhabited by Benedictine monks since the 12th Century.

MMM Ortles

The underground Messner Mountain Museum Ortles in Solda invites you into a world of ice and snow. From our campsite in the Venosta Valley, you can reach the museum in around 20 minutes by car.


The ArcheoParc in the Val Senales is located approximately one hour away from our campsite in Prad. A family excursion in the archaeological open-air museum is worth a visit in any case! Near to the discovery place of Ötzi, the Stone Age comes to life - with Stone Age house replicas, shared bread baking or driving a dugout.

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