Naturno (Vinschgau - South Tyrol)

Exciting excursions & activities for all the family

The alpine-mediterranean nature around Naturns (554 m) is the best way to discover the active being. On 2 mountain sides and 3 levels you can let off steam. For example, families can hike up the Naturnser Sonnenberg with the cable car, enter the Merano Höhenweg, or take a "courage test" right below the observation platform at the new "KNOTT" training and family trail.
(use all of the necessary equipment which conforms to safety standards: climbing harness, via ferrata set and helmet. The proper use of the equipment is a prerequisite for a safe climb; parents are responsible for their children)


A tip from us:
There is a large children's playground at the cable car station of the Unterstell cable car and the magnificent viewing platform is just a ten-minute walk from the mountain station. In the Untersteller Hof directly next to the cable car station is a small guest house, where you can enjoy genuine farmer's food.

In the climbing garden Juval near Naturno, it is high and suitable for practiced just right.

In 2014, the climbing route Hoachwool was opened in Naturns near Merano. Climber is waiting for a grandiose, alpine route in beautiful surroundings. Using the topology of the wall, difficult, steep sections alternate with exposed crossings and short walking distances. Climbing technique and condition are required, because triticides are used sparingly.

In the high rope gardens in the vicinity of Naturns in the Meranerland the families can let off steam.

The ancient waterways or family-friendly theme trails can also be explored in part with the buggy.
Just like the playgrounds along the promenade, only 300 meters from the Tyrol.

Bicycles and bicycles, including children's bicycles (and supporting bicycles), nesting trailers, central gear, electric bicycles, electric bikes and helmets can be rented in the Tyrol. So perfectly equipped it can start. Take the cycle path along the river Adige in either direction, return by train or shuttle, or go along the historic Via-Claudia-Augusta (entrance only 300 m away from our residence).

For passionate cyclists and bikers, the pass roads and mountain bike trails in Naturno and the surroundings are a sporting challenge. The Tyrol is a member of the Ötzi Bike Academy and offers daily from Monday until Saturday two guided tours in two performance groups with tested Bikeguide.

St. Prokulus Church

St.Prokulus, a delightful little church just outside Naturns, is the most famous and most written about monument in South Tyrol. It was built in the seventh century and dedicated to St. Prokulus, Bishop of Verona and patron saint of cattle and irrigation supplies. Its pre-Carolingian frescos are considered to be the most significant art treasure in Middle Europe while the fourteenth century Gothic frescos depicting the Creation are also much appraised.

The Prokulus Museum

Historic, little St. Prokulus church, just outside the village of Naturns, is well-known for its wonderful Medieval frescos and has even more to offer now that a museum about its history opened in Spring 2006. The museum, housed under-ground a mere short walk from the church itself, gives visitors a fascinating, multi-media trip back into the past.

Texel Group Nature House

The Department for Natural Parks has prepared informative texts and pictures about the Texel Group Nature Park in particular and other parks in South Tyrol in general. The Nature Park House presents a well-designed miniature reproduction of the park and explains the educational concept of nature parks. Visitors interested to know more about the feel, smell and sounds of nature are sure to enjoy themselves here. Do come and see for yourselves if you would like to experience nature and all her wonders in a totally different way!

Juval Castle

Juval has been carefully restored to its former glory and nature, culture and tourism all flourish here, side by side. The castle's owner, famous climber and expedition leader, Reinhold Messner, explains that he is trying to give back a little happiness and peace - what the Hindu call "tashi delek" - to the mountains and to their inhabitants. A visit to the castle is a real adventure! (July and August closed)

Youth & Adventure Railway Station in Staben
(about 5 km)

At the Youth & Adventure Railway Station children find the right place to have fun on wheels! Here everything focuses on amusement for the little ones: garden-railway over 800 m, handcar over 500 m. Open every sunday from May to October.