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The Cultural Region Val Venosta lies in the western part of South Tyrol. The vacation region has its starting point at the Resia pass and finishes at Ciardes. The southern part of the valley is surrounded by the mountain chain Ortles and the northern one by the Ötztaler alps.
Val Venosta, characterized by cultural variety and historic monuments, is in the middle of the Stelvio National Park. One can find the highest mountain of South Tyrol in Val Venosta, namely the Ortles with a height of 3,905m.
 
In the summer time the vacation region is known for its beautiful mountain tours in the heart of the Stelvio National Park, the irrigation channel paths and for the cycling along the Via Claudia Augusta. Rustic alpine huts give insights in cheese production and alpine dairy.
 
During winter months skiers have the possibility to ski in one of the six family ski resorts and freeriders find challenges off-piste. In addition to the traditional winter sport activities guests will find a variety of alternative winter activities.
 
Throughout the whole year various cultural sites like castles, ruins and historic churches can be visited. Delicacy from Val Venosta paired with the authentic lifestyle guarantee unique vacation days in Val Venosta.

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South Tyrolean Knight's Games

24 Aug - 26 Aug 2018

In the historic atmosphere of the Upper Venosta Valley take place the South Tyrolean Knight's Games.

The South Tyrolean Knight's Games take place from 24th to 26th of August 2018 in the village of Sluderno/Schluderns. Surrounded by mighty historic walls, medieval castles, palaces and cloisters, such as Churburg castle, Lichtenberg castle, Fürstenburg castle and the Marienberg Abbey, the Upper Venosta Valley is once again the ideal venue for the South Tyrolean Knights Games.
The Games include shows in memory of the Council of Glurns of 1502, a huge historical market, the Battle of Calven of 1499, the large knight's and soldiers camps, concerts and fireworks at night.

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Stelviobike

01 Sep 2018

The Stelvio Bike Day is one of the local sport highlights and takes place on 1st September.

The Stelvio Bike Day leads along the official Giro d’Italia stage. Along one of the most spectacular pass roads in the world participating cyclists have to cope with 48 U-shaped curves and an altitude of 1,869 metres. On the Stelvio Bike Day the road is closed for traffic starting from Trafoi.

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Pala Pear Days in the Venosta Valley

08 Sep - 16 Sep 2018

During the Pala Pear Days of Venosta Valley is all about this antique sort of pear, the Pala Pear.

The Pala Pear Days of Venosta Valley take place from 8th to 16th September. During these days the historic town of Glorenza/Glurns in the Venosta Valley is characterized by the Palabira, or Pala pear. Specialties dedicated to this ancient pear variety can be tasted and purchased. Visitors can attend traditional concerts and cooking demonstrations, as well as fairy tale afternoons and cooking events, lectures and cultural walking tours in the evening.

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Klosn in Stelvio

01 Dec 2018

"Klosn" is an ancient ritual taking place in the mountain village of Stelvio.

The custom of "Klosn" is an ancient ritual of noise, which is held annually on the first Saturday in December. Young boys and men slip into the role of fabulous figures and play one's dreadful trade in the village. In the evening begins the Klosnfest with music, food and drink.

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Santa Claus Parades

04 Dec - 06 Dec 2018

Santa Claus parades are a rich tradition in the Venosta Valley.

The parades take place every year on 6 December on the day of St. Nicholas. These processions of saints are preceded by a wild commotion, which begins actually on the day before. On 5 December, the "devils", also known as Krampuses, get up to their mischief.

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Christmas market in the Martello Valley

07 Dec - 09 Dec 2018

The Christmas market in the Martello Valley is the highest located Christmas market in the Alps.

Tyrolean specialties, traditional crafts and farm products are offered in a serene ambience. In the heart of the Stelvio National Park, visitors experience the Christmas spirit, contemplation and nostalgia. Through the snow-covered countryside you will reach the Lyfi Alm Alpine hut on foot or snowshoes, where you can see the "living crib".

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Glorenza/Glurns Advent

07 Dec - 09 Dec 2018

Every year the medieval city of Glorenza organizes a Christmas market with the motto "light, scents, sounds".

In the small city of Glorenza, a special Christmas spirit is in the air every year during the advent. Dealers and artists offer their traditional ware. In Glorenza visitors can experience a Christmas spirit as in foregone times. Christmas delicacies such as fire-roasted chestnuts and hot-mulled wine are to be found in every stand.

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Christmas Market in Silandro

15 Dec - 16 Dec 2018

In the pedestrian area of Schlanders you can feel a special pre-Christmas atmosphere during the Advent.

The annual Christmas market takes place in the weekend before Christmas. The market is animated by the Christmas sounds of local bands. Amateur artists and craftsman offer handmade gift ideas, traditional craft and local products.

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Tourist Board Area Vacanze Val Venosta
Via Portici / Laubengasse, 11
Glorenza / Glurns (Alta Venosta / Obervinschgau)

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lat: 46.6708° N   lon: 10.5546° E   lat: 46° 40' 14.9'' N   lon: 10° 33' 16.7'' E

 
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