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Attractions in Tauferer Ahrntal Valley and Pustertal Valley

Prettau Mine & Climate Shaft

Since 1440 a.D., copper was mined at Rötbach and smelted at the Ahrntal Valley. In 1893, mining was suspended. The interior of the St. Ignaz Mine offers tours via a mine train

Reinbach Waterfalls

An impressive spectacle of nature along the Franziskusweg (Francis Path) close to Sand in Taufers.

Mineral Museum

Exhibits more than 950 mineral types from the Ziller Valley region and Upper Tauern region formed 30 million years ago in the very depth of our planet Earth. 300 m² of exhibits in St. Johann at Ahrntal Valley.

Nativity Scene Museum

The name "Maranatha" is Aramaic, Jesus' mother tongue, meaning "Our Lord May Come".

Folk Art Museum

The Museum of Folk Art in Dietenheim by Bruneck opened in 1976. It is spread out over 3 hectares of land and contains about two dozen structures that were rebuilt between 1977 and 1993 and would have been destroyed otherwise.

Church of the Holy Spirit

The chapel is located in the lower Ahrntal Valley, adjacent to a large cliff. During the winter months, cross-country skiing is very popular, during the summer months the church is a popular spot for family outings.

Messner Mountain Museum - "Ripa"

The fifth museum dedicated to Reinhold Messner at Bruneck Castle is all about the mountain people. It displays expos from the everyday life and culture of the local mountain people (like Sherpa, Indios, Tibeter, Walser, Mongols, Hunza).
The Messner Mountain Museum "Ripa" at Bruneck Castle will open in 2010.

Dolomite Alps

On June 26, 2009, the Dolomite Alps have been declared natural heritage by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). The area covers approximately 135.000 hectare (over 500 square miles) and owes its membership among the world heritage to its geological history of origin, unrivaled in the Alps, and its extraordinary beauty and scenery. Nine mountain ranges of the Dolomites are part of the world heritage; six of them are located in South Tyrol: Sextener Dolomites, Fanes-Sennes-Prags, Puez-Geisler as well as Schlern-Rosengarten with the attached Latemar and the Bletterbachschlucht.