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Farm Holidays in Vintl
Farm Holidays in Vintl

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Vintl

Farm Holidays in Vintl

Rural traditions rarely come as alive as on a Farm Holiday in Vintl. Old customs and long-forgotten artisanal trades are meticulously upheld. 

Vintl is one of the first municipalities at the start of the Pustertal valley. It stretches up to the 3,000-metre-high Pfunderer Berge mountains. Hamlets, scattered settlements and mountain farms on steep slopes shape the landscape. The population made a living solely from agriculture and livestock farming for a long time and has specialised in dairy farming in the meantime.

Rural traditions rarely come as alive as on a Farm Holiday in Vintl. Old customs and long-forgotten artisanal trades are meticulously upheld. 

Vintl is one of the first municipalities at the start of the Pustertal valley. It stretches up to the 3,000-metre-high Pfunderer Berge mountains. Hamlets, scattered settlements and mountain farms on steep slopes shape the landscape. The population made a living solely from agriculture and livestock farming for a long time and has specialised in dairy farming in the meantime.

 

Let's go 'Krapfenbetteln'! 
Customs and the country lifestyle are ever-present in Pfunders. One special one may be seen on holiday in Vintl: 'Krapfenbetteln', or 'begging for Krapfen'. This old custom has been upheld in Pfunders until today. Long ago, just boys from Pfunders were allowed to go from door to door on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day as darkness set in. Later, girls were allowed to go, too. The typical clothes, a mask of white linen with slits for the eyes and a long nose, are still worn, and the traditional procedure is followed, too. The 'Krapfenbettler' introduce themselves with old sayings, beg for 'Krapfen' pastries and say thank you for the offerings with a tune on the accordion.
If lots of these beggar come inside, the host is said to have a good harvest. Folklorists think that the custom has its roots in an old death cult, as 'Krapfen' used to be laid on graves, too.


Felters, coopers, weavers
The Pfunders farmstead trail offers insights into old traditions and the history of the municipality on a Farm Holiday in Vintl running past historical farmsteads in Pfunders. Traditional artisan culture is revealed in all its variety: with carpenters, felters, coopers, weavers and straw hat makers going about their work even today. There are boards along the seven-kilometre-long path featuring information about the special features of the parish.


Insider tip – Pfunders high path
The Pfunders high altitude path, an insider tip, is located high up and in the middle of unspoilt landscape. Lots of people don't know this path leading through barren, isolated landscape, which has some amazing views across the Alps ranging from the Tauern to the Ortler mountains in store for walkers.  

However, walkers have to be fit and sure-footed. The long way from Sterzing to Bruneck Pustertal valley – 70 kilometres in six days on average, may be done from a holiday flat or room in Vintl. At an altitude of between 2,000 and 3,000 metres, sporty holidaymakers will climb a total of 5,600 metres. The highest point of the tour is the Hochfeilder mountain at 3,510 metres. Nature reveals its original side here.

Let's go 'Krapfenbetteln'! 
Customs and the country lifestyle are ever-present in Pfunders. One special one may be seen on holiday in Vintl: 'Krapfenbetteln', or 'begging for Krapfen'. This old custom has been upheld in Pfunders until today. Long ago, just boys from Pfunders were allowed to go from door to door on All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day as darkness set in. Later, girls were allowed to go, too. The typical clothes, a mask of white linen with slits for the eyes and a long nose, are still worn, and the traditional procedure is followed, too. The 'Krapfenbettler' introduce themselves with old sayings, beg for 'Krapfen' pastries and say thank you for the offerings with a tune on the accordion.
If lots of these beggar come inside, the host is said to have a good harvest. Folklorists think that the custom has its roots in an old death cult, as 'Krapfen' used to be laid on graves, too.


Felters, coopers, weavers
The Pfunders farmstead trail offers insights into old traditions and the history of the municipality on a Farm Holiday in Vintl running past historical farmsteads in Pfunders. Traditional artisan culture is revealed in all its variety: with carpenters, felters, coopers, weavers and straw hat makers going about their work even today. There are boards along the seven-kilometre-long path featuring information about the special features of the parish.


Insider tip – Pfunders high path
The Pfunders high altitude path, an insider tip, is located high up and in the middle of unspoilt landscape. Lots of people don't know this path leading through barren, isolated landscape, which has some amazing views across the Alps ranging from the Tauern to the Ortler mountains in store for walkers.  

However, walkers have to be fit and sure-footed. The long way from Sterzing to Bruneck Pustertal valley – 70 kilometres in six days on average, may be done from a holiday flat or room in Vintl. At an altitude of between 2,000 and 3,000 metres, sporty holidaymakers will climb a total of 5,600 metres. The highest point of the tour is the Hochfeilder mountain at 3,510 metres. Nature reveals its original side here.

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Gatscher-Hof flower flower
Fam. Kofler  | Vintl  (Eisacktal valley)
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Farm's own products: milk, eggs, fresh vegetables in season ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Barn visits ...
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Maurerhof flower flower
Fam. Fischnaller  | Vintl  (Eisacktal valley)
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Product corner: milk, fruit jams, herb teas ...
Farm offers: Experience everyday life on the farm, Helping out in the barn, Experience the hay harvest
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Wieserhof flower flower
Fam. Niederkofler  | Vintl  (Eisacktal valley)
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breakfast, half board
Farm shop: cheese, butter, speck ...
Farm offers: Barn visits, Experience the hay harvest, Farm tour and produce tasting ...
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A holiday in Vintl

Tour above Eisbruggsee lake
to Edelrauthütte

An experience for all:
Lodenwelt museum

Elfenweg path in Obervintl,
farmstead path in Pfunders

Loden fabric from Vintl at the Court at Vienna

Winters were cold in Vintl, yet mountain farmers knew what to do. They turned the wool from their sheep into hardwearing, waterproof Loden fabric and made warm winter clothes from it. 

Winters were cold in Vintl, yet mountain farmers knew what to do. They turned the wool from their sheep into hardwearing, waterproof Loden fabric and made warm winter clothes from it. 

Emperor Franz Josef liked it so much that he introduced Loden to the Viennese Court and made it fashionable.
Still today, Loden is a popular material that is not just used for coats, but also for fine folk costumes and hunting attire. A trip to the Loden museum is well worth it on a holiday in Vintl. Visitors can follow how wool makes its way from the sheep to the finished product and gain insight into the history of fabric production.

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