&noscript=1 /> Farm holidays in Upper Vinschgau Farm holidays in Upper Vinschgau
 
Farm holidays in Upper Vinschgau
Farm holidays in Upper Vinschgau

Living tradition

Adventure place

Upper Vinschgau

Farm holidays in Upper Vinschgau

When you hear about 'Zussln', 'Klosn' or 'Scheibenschlagen' on holiday in the Upper Vinschgau, you'll be experiencing age-old tradition at first hand. 
 

Upper Vinschgau comprises the districts of Graun, Taufers, Mals, Glurns, Schluderns, Stilfs and Prad am Stilfserjoch. Reschensee lake is located the northwestern part of South Tyrol, which has borders with three countries. This dam has become well known as a destination for sports fans over the past few years and particularly attracts kite surfers thanks to its good wind conditions. The Etsch river, which flows right through South Tyrol and into the Adriatic Sea and is the second-longest river in Italy, rises here in Upper Vinschgau.

When you hear about 'Zussln', 'Klosn' or 'Scheibenschlagen' on holiday in the Upper Vinschgau, you'll be experiencing age-old tradition at first hand. 

Upper Vinschgau comprises the districts of Graun, Taufers, Mals, Glurns, Schluderns, Stilfs and Prad am Stilfserjoch. Reschensee lake is located the northwestern part of South Tyrol, which has borders with three countries. This dam has become well known as a destination for sports fans over the past few years and particularly attracts kite surfers thanks to its good wind conditions. The Etsch river, which flows right through South Tyrol and into the Adriatic Sea and is the second-longest river in Italy, rises here in Upper Vinschgau.

 

Vinschgau as granary
Cattle and dairy farming are common in Upper Vinschgau. There are also apple orchards in the lower-lying districts as far as Mals, which then give way to arable land towards the Reschen pass. Upper Vinschgau is also home to the Vinschger Marille apricot and the palabirne pear, both of which are old types of fruit and have been grown again for some time. Farmers dedicating themselves to corn growing again are also going back to their roots. Once, Vinschgau was considered to be the granary of Tyrol. These days, grain is being cultivated again in Upper Vinschgau, which is used in Vinschger Paarln bread, as well as Vinschger whiskey and barley beer.

 

Pasture walks with cheese tasting
Your holiday flat or room in Upper Vinschgau makes the ideal base for lovely walks in the mountains. The contemplative 'Stundenweg' path links St. Johann monastery in Müstair, Switzerland, with Marienberg Abbey above Burgeis. Its length of 17 kilometres should not daunt those with less stamina for walking, as the path may be done in two legs. The pastures of the Upper Vinschgau are worthwhile destinations, too – documents record that cattle keeping and butter and cheese production on the pastures there has been going on since the High Middle Ages. Tasting mountain cheese direct from the dairyman on your walk is an insider tip that your tastebuds will thank you for.

 

Rooted in tradition
Ancient pagan customs play an important role in Upper Vinschgau. They have been upheld until today and more and more young locals take part in traditional rituals each year. If you're staying in a holiday flat or room in Upper Vinschgau, you have a good chance of witnessing this remnant of pre-Christian times close up.

 

'Scheibenschlagen' disc flinging
The traditional event of disk flinging takes place on every first Sunday in Lent in Vinschgau. As the name suggests, it involves launching flaming wooden discs down into the valley accompanied by good wishes and chants.  In doing so, Vinschgau locals are said to be driving out wicked winter spirits and hoping for a fruitful year.

 

'Klosn' bell ringing
Things can get really loud when it's 'klosn' time in Stilfs. Youngsters dressed up as bell ringers, donkeys or devils cause great commotion with their heavy bells on the Saturday before or after St. Nicholas' Day in December. This exceptional event in the otherwise quiet village of Stilfs is one not to miss out on on a winter Farm Holiday in Upper Vinschgau.

 

 

Why you should take a Farm Holiday in Upper Vinschgau:

  • Discover old mountain farms that have kept their original characer
  • Relax by Prader Sand biotope, the largest unspoilt river delta in South Tyrol
  • Go on a tour of discovery in the medieval town of Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol

Vinschgau as granary
Cattle and dairy farming are common in Upper Vinschgau. There are also apple orchards in the lower-lying districts as far as Mals, which then give way to arable land towards the Reschen pass. Upper Vinschgau is also home to the Vinschger Marille apricot and the palabirne pear, both of which are old types of fruit and have been grown again for some time. Farmers dedicating themselves to corn growing again are also going back to their roots. Once, Vinschgau was considered to be the granary of Tyrol. These days, grain is being cultivated again in Upper Vinschgau, which is used in Vinschger Paarln bread, as well as Vinschger whiskey and barley beer.

 

Pasture walks with cheese tasting
Your holiday flat or room in Upper Vinschgau makes the ideal base for lovely walks in the mountains. The contemplative 'Stundenweg' path links St. Johann monastery in Müstair, Switzerland, with Marienberg Abbey above Burgeis. Its length of 17 kilometres should not daunt those with less stamina for walking, as the path may be done in two legs. The pastures of the Upper Vinschgau are worthwhile destinations, too – documents record that cattle keeping and butter and cheese production on the pastures there has been going on since the High Middle Ages. Tasting mountain cheese direct from the dairyman on your walk is an insider tip that your tastebuds will thank you for.

 

Rooted in tradition
Ancient pagan customs play an important role in Upper Vinschgau. They have been upheld until today and more and more young locals take part in traditional rituals each year. If you're staying in a holiday flat or room in Upper Vinschgau, you have a good chance of witnessing this remnant of pre-Christian times close up.

 

'Scheibenschlagen' disc flinging
The traditional event of disk flinging takes place on every first Sunday in Lent in Vinschgau. As the name suggests, it involves launching flaming wooden discs down into the valley accompanied by good wishes and chants.  In doing so, Vinschgau locals are said to be driving out wicked winter spirits and hoping for a fruitful year.

 

'Klosn' bell ringing
Things can get really loud when it's 'klosn' time in Stilfs. Youngsters dressed up as bell ringers, donkeys or devils cause great commotion with their heavy bells on the Saturday before or after St. Nicholas' Day in December. This exceptional event in the otherwise quiet village of Stilfs is one not to miss out on on a winter Farm Holiday in Upper Vinschgau.

 

 

Why you should take a Farm Holiday in Upper Vinschgau:

  • Discover old mountain farms that have kept their original characer
  • Relax by Prader Sand biotope, the largest unspoilt river delta in South Tyrol
  • Go on a tour of discovery in the medieval town of Glurns, the smallest town in South Tyrol
read more read less

Farm search

Holiday farms in Upper Vinschgau

Where do you want to go?
When and how long?
any
Type of accommodation and fellow travellers
2 adults
Type of farm
Cattle farming, wine and fruit growing
Classification
all classification
69 farm farms
Reset filter
69 farm found farms found
 | 
Sonnenheimhof flower flower flower
Fam. Thanei  | Mals  (Vinschgau)
Livestock, Fruit growing, Arable farming
Product corner: honey, fruit jams, fruit juice ...
Farm offers: Helping out in the barn, Barn visits, Farm tour ...
4,7
"Very good"
(4 Reviews)
Holiday flat from 54€ a night
Inner-Glieshof flower flower flower flower
Fam. Heinisch  | Mals  (Vinschgau)
Farm with organic farming, Livestock
breakfast
Product corner: milk, yoghurt, cheese ...
Farm offers: Helping out in the barn, Helping out in the barn, Dumpling cooking course ...
4,9
"Excellent"
(75 Reviews)
Room from 74€ a night
Holiday flat from 90€ a night
Sunnleitn flower flower
Fam. Blaas  | Graun im Vinschgau  (Vinschgau)
Livestock
Farm's own products: eggs, herb teas
4,6
"Very good"
(1 Review)
Holiday flat from 68€ a night
Your search result

Highlights & events

Sheer variety in Upper Vinschgau

Highlights

Events

Reschensee lake: the silent witness in the water
Reschensee lake
The silent witness in the water
Glurns: tracking down the Middle Ages
Glurns
Tracking down the Middle Ages
King Ortler: the highest point in South Tyrol
King Ortler
The highest point in South Tyrol
Stilfserjoch National Park: experience natural beauty
Stilfserjoch National Park
Experience natural beauty
Waalwege in lower Vinschgau: Happy strolling
Waalwege in lower Vinschgau
Happy strolling
Via Claudia Augusta cycle path: by bike from Mals to Meran
Via Claudia Augusta cycle path
By bike from Mals to Meran
30
June
South Tyrol Strawberry Festival
Martell
13
July
Reschensee Lake Run
Graun im Vinschgau
20
July
Stilfserjoch Marathon
Prad am Stilfserjoch
03-04
August
Marble and Apricots
Laas
16-18
August
South Tyrol Medieval Games
Schluderns
31
August
Stilfserjoch Bike Day
Prad am Stilfser Joch
September
Martell and Tarsch Cattle Drives
Martell
September
Reschen Autumn Cattle Drive
Graun in Vinschgau
September
Langtaufers Sheep Drive
Graun im Vinschgau
15
October
Golli Market
Mals
02
November
All Souls' Market
Glurns
Quiz

Quiz

Which type of farm are you?

Here we go
Roter Hahn

Find out which type of farm is right for you. Have fun!