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Ridnaun Valley

The great variety of South Tyrol in one Valley

The Ridnaun/Ridanna Valley (otherwise known simply as Ridnaun) is an 18-kilometre long side-valley leading to the upper Eisack/Isarco& Wipptal Valleys at Sterzing/Vipiteno. Ridnaun is bordered to the south by the Jaufen/Giovo mountain, to the north by the Stubai Alps. The valley is one of three valleys together with the Ratschings/Racines Valley and the Jaufen Valley which belong to the district of Ratschings. The western end of the valley is marked by the Schneeberg, which is famed for its 900-year long mountain-mine history and as the highest-located mountain mines in Europe. Here at the end of the Ridnaun valley, you will find the Hotel Schneeberg – Family Resort & Spa at around 1.417 m a.s.l. Alongside the countless hiking and activity opportunities in the Ridnaun Valley, the community of Ratschings, which comprises the Ridnaun, Jaufen and Ratschings Valleys, offers any number of cultural activities and sights worth seeing. On a holiday at the Hotel

Your Holiday Valley

  • Peaceful, not overcrowded, masses of sun
  • Variety-packed hiking region
  • Over 20 Alpine huts and mountain refuges
  • 25 km of cross-country skiing tracks + Biathlon stadium
  • MTB & cycling tours for all levels
  • Masses of interesting places to see (museums and trip destinations)
  • Events and festivals year-round
  • Ratschings Ski resortin the immediate vicinity
  • Winter hiking trails and snowshoe tours
  • Sterzing & Brenner just a short drive away
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Museums and culture

Interesting museums that only wait to be discovered: the local hunting and fishing museum, hosted in the wonderful baroque castle Wolfsthurn in Mareit, and the exciting Mining Museum are the flagship of Ridnaun and can be an ideal destination for children as well.

Trips and places of interest

In the surrounding area there is a wide range of interesting trip destinations, such as the San Laurent us chapel, the town of Sterzing, former seat of the house of Fugger, the Gilfenklamm Gorge in the Ratschings Valley and the Brenner base tunnel in Franzensfeste/Fortezza.

Events in Ratschings and surrounding area

One of the most popular event is the Christmas Market of Vipiteno/Sterzing. The snow-covered mountains and the lovely decorations through the pedestrian zone create a unique atmosphere. For further information about events that take place in Ratschings and the surrounding area you may consult our Schneeberg event calendar.