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Farm Holidays in Tauferer Ahrntal valley
Farm Holidays in Tauferer Ahrntal valley

A side valley
with a story to tell

A place of adventure

Tauferer Ahrntal valley

Farm Holidays in Tauferer Ahrntal valley

You can feel at home in a side valley of the Pustertal on a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal valley …


...but it still feels like a world unto itself – with its own customs, hand-made arts and crafts and lots of  nature. The highest farms in South Tyrol in the municipalities of Sand in Taufers, Mühlwald, Ahrntal and Prettau, and traditions are upheld here as in the olden days.

You can feel at home in a side valley of the Pustertal on a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal valley …

...but it still feels like a world unto itself – with its own customs, hand-made arts and crafts and lots of  nature. The highest farms in South Tyrol in the municipalities of Sand in Taufers, Mühlwald, Ahrntal and Prettau, and traditions are upheld here as in the olden days.


Busy artisans at work
Rural handcrafts in South Tyrol have a centuries-old tradition. They had their heyday in the 19th and 20th centuries. Both small and large farmers did not just know how to use a plough and scythe, but skillfully handled other tools, too. Every farm had its own 'Machkammer', or workshop. The 'Kleinhäusler', or small farmers with little property, carried out handcraft as an additional source of income. As well as lace-making by the women of Prettau, another artisanal craft dominated the valley for centuries: woodcarving has its origins in the boredom experienced by shepherds in the Zillertal Alps as they were looking after sheep belonging the farmers of Ahrntal valley. Mini works of art were created out of roots and branches, which the shepherds then took down to the valleys with them, where they graced farm parlours. Soon work tools and crucifixes were carved in these workshops. The most popular motif of the carvers from Ahrntal valley has always grimacing witches or devils. The devil is said to have appeared to one woodcarver in person, which is how he knew what these figures looked like. The masks, or 'Larven', as they as known locally, make an appearance every year at the 'Krampusumzug' processions. Woodcarving is tightly bound up with play-acting. Troups of players used to go from farm to farm on winter evenings to perform in people's homes. The actors were men who used masks to portray their various roles. There is a woodcarving workshop in nearly every village. Visitors can purchase masks or other woodcarving staying in a holiday flat or room in Tauferer Ahrntal valley and watch the master craftspeople at work. A sun carved in wood has become the symbol of Tauferer Ahrntal valley.


In the middle of a nature reserve 
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park borders on Hohe Tauern National Park to the west and comprises an area of 31,505 hectares. It can boast the highest number of glaciers of all nature parks in South Tyrol. The following municipalities are part of Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park: Ahrntal and Prettau, Sand in Taufers, Gais, Percha and Rasen-Antholz. Its abundance of water is typical for Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park, as seen in the high number of mountain streams and lakes as well as the Reinbach waterfalls, for example, which lie in the municipality of Sand in Taufers and are worth a trip on a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal.


When Usche forced Michl...
...from the throne. The last fete in Pustertal is in Kasern in the municipality of Prettau in Tauferer Ahrntal. Its special feature is not the date, however, but the traditional tree, which does not have the traditional 'Kirschtamichl' dummy at the top, but its female counterpark – Usche (Ursula). This fete is celebrated on the Sunday after the 21st October, the day of St. Ursula. A statue of St. Ursula as the patron saint of the churhc may be found in the Holy Ghost Church at Kasern. Clocks tick a little bit differently in Tauferer Ahrntal. This once again shows that not only every valley, but every municipality and every village in South Tyrol, has written its own history and developed its own customs over the course of centuries.

 

 

Why you should take a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal valley:

  • The climate tunnels in Prettau
  • Experiencing rural culture and tradition up close
  • An active holiday in Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park

Busy artisans at work
Rural handcrafts in South Tyrol have a centuries-old tradition. They had their heyday in the 19th and 20th centuries. Both small and large farmers did not just know how to use a plough and scythe, but skillfully handled other tools, too. Every farm had its own 'Machkammer', or workshop. The 'Kleinhäusler', or small farmers with little property, carried out handcraft as an additional source of income. As well as lace-making by the women of Prettau, another artisanal craft dominated the valley for centuries: woodcarving has its origins in the boredom experienced by shepherds in the Zillertal Alps as they were looking after sheep belonging the farmers of Ahrntal valley. Mini works of art were created out of roots and branches, which the shepherds then took down to the valleys with them, where they graced farm parlours. Soon work tools and crucifixes were carved in these workshops. The most popular motif of the carvers from Ahrntal valley has always grimacing witches or devils. The devil is said to have appeared to one woodcarver in person, which is how he knew what these figures looked like. The masks, or 'Larven', as they as known locally, make an appearance every year at the 'Krampusumzug' processions. Woodcarving is tightly bound up with play-acting. Troups of players used to go from farm to farm on winter evenings to perform in people's homes. The actors were men who used masks to portray their various roles. There is a woodcarving workshop in nearly every village. Visitors can purchase masks or other woodcarving staying in a holiday flat or room in Tauferer Ahrntal valley and watch the master craftspeople at work. A sun carved in wood has become the symbol of Tauferer Ahrntal valley.


In the middle of a nature reserve 
Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park borders on Hohe Tauern National Park to the west and comprises an area of 31,505 hectares. It can boast the highest number of glaciers of all nature parks in South Tyrol. The following municipalities are part of Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park: Ahrntal and Prettau, Sand in Taufers, Gais, Percha and Rasen-Antholz. Its abundance of water is typical for Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park, as seen in the high number of mountain streams and lakes as well as the Reinbach waterfalls, for example, which lie in the municipality of Sand in Taufers and are worth a trip on a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal.


When Usche forced Michl...
...from the throne. The last fete in Pustertal is in Kasern in the municipality of Prettau in Tauferer Ahrntal. Its special feature is not the date, however, but the traditional tree, which does not have the traditional 'Kirschtamichl' dummy at the top, but its female counterpark – Usche (Ursula). This fete is celebrated on the Sunday after the 21st October, the day of St. Ursula. A statue of St. Ursula as the patron saint of the churhc may be found in the Holy Ghost Church at Kasern. Clocks tick a little bit differently in Tauferer Ahrntal. This once again shows that not only every valley, but every municipality and every village in South Tyrol, has written its own history and developed its own customs over the course of centuries.

 


Why you should take a Farm Holiday in Tauferer Ahrntal valley:

  • The climate tunnels in Prettau
  • Experiencing rural culture and tradition up close
  • An active holiday in Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park
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Tauferer Ahrntal valley

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Mooserhof flower flower flower
Fam. Auer  | Sand in Taufers  (The Dolomites)
Livestock
Farm's own products: milk, yoghurt, eggs ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Barn visits ...
5,0
"Excellent"
(24 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 65€ a night
Oberhöhe flower flower
Fam. Klammer  | Ahrntal  (The Dolomites)
Livestock
Farm's own products: milk, eggs, fresh vegetables in season ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Barn visits
4,8
"Very good"
(21 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 45€ a night
Weissgarber-Hof flower flower flower
Fam. Oberarzbacher  | Sand in Taufers  (The Dolomites)
Arable farming, Vegetable growing
Farm's own products: fruit jams, potatoes
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm
Holiday flat from 54€ a night
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Highlights & events

Sheer variety in Tauferer Ahrntal valley

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Reinbach waterfalls: An exhilarating experience
Reinbach waterfalls
An exhilarating experience
Mine at Prettau: The hard-working miners
Mine at Prettau
The hard-working miners
Antholzer See lake: a jewel in the middle of the mountains
Antholzer See lake
A jewel in Pustertal valley
Observatory at Gummer: the village of the stars
Observatory at Gummer
The village of the stars
Karersee lake near Welschnofen: a gem of emerald green
Karersee lake
A gem of emerald green
Seiser Alm: Europe’s biggest Alpine meadow
Seiser Alm
Europe’s biggest Alpine meadow
Hike around the Langkofel: The wow factor
Hike around the Langkofel
The wow factor
Geisler mountain peaks: natural spectacle of the Dolomites
Geisler mountain peaks
Nature’s spectacle in the Dolomites
Sunrise on the Peitlerkofel mountain: the burning sky
Sunrise on the Peitlerkofel
The burning sky
Pisciadù 'via ferrata' at Corvara: a heart of stone
Pisciadù 'via ferrata'
A heart of stone
Messner Mountain Museum Ripa
MMM Ripa
Mountain cultural heritage in Bruneck
Alpine pasture Plätzwiese: a paradise in green
Alpine pasture Plätzwiese
A paradise in green
Pragser Wildsee lake: the pearl of the Dolomites
Pragser Wildsee lake
The pearl of the Dolomites
Three Peaks: Symbol of the Dolomites
Three Peaks
Symbol of the Dolomites
Fischleintal valley: a gem in the Sexten Dolomites
Fischleintal valley
Gem in the Sexten Dolomites
Folklore Museum Dietenheim
Folklore-Museum
Farm culture up close
13-17
March
Swing Music on Snow
Kastelruth
15-17
March
14th Cheese Festival
Sand in Taufers
22
March
Sellaronda Skimarathon
Corvara, St. Ulrich, Wolkenstein, St. Christina
24-26
May
Oswald von Wolkenstein Tournament
Schlern area
08
June
Sellaronda Bike Day
Dolomites
12-16
June
International Choir Festival
Upper Pustertal valley
07
July
Dolomites Marathon
Abtei
13-27
July
Gustav Mahler Music Week
Toblach
13
July
Dolomite Superbike Race
Niederdorf
29
July
Upper Pustertal Valley Run
Innichen
August
Traditional St Bartholomew Market
Rasen-Antholz
14-22
September
‘Graukäse’ (Grey Cheese) Days in Ahrntal Valley
Ahrntal
17
September
Three Peaks Alpine Run
Sexten
Sep/Oct
Lamb Speciality Weeks
Villnöss
28-29
September
South Tyrol Speck Festival at Kronplatz
Kronplatz
28-29
September
Niederdorf Potato Festival
Niederdorf
October
Cattle Drive in Völs am Schlern
Völs am Schlern
11-12
October
‘Kastelruther Spatzen’ Festival
Kastelruth
October
Terenten Livestock Drive
Terenten
20
October
Teis Farmers’ Festival
Villnöss
26-28
October
Stegen Market
Bruneck
03
November
St. Leonard Horse Procession
Abtei/Badia
July
Bruneck Town Festival
Bruneck
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