Nauders Things to Do

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    Mariahilfkirche

    by german_eagle Written Jul 20, 2013

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    This church, located at the main street in Nauders, is a donation of Ulrich Pinggera, a noble citizen of Nauders. His votive offering is on the southern wall inside. The church was consecrated in 1659, the main altar is from 1740. I like this church very much, the decoration is unostentatious, but solid, forming a unity of (Baroque) style. The golden altar, the golden statues of St. Martin and St. Antonius make a nice contrast to the plain white walls.

    Open during the day, free.

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    Parish church St. Valentin

    by german_eagle Written Jul 20, 2013

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    The first church at this location in the upper part of the small town, with great views, was built in the 11th century. Nothing of that is preserved. In 1512 a Gothic church was erected, the tall steeple and choir are still originally preserved while the main nave was redesigned in baroque style later. In 1830 Neo-Romanesque side naves were added, a few years later the rest of the church interior was mostly redone in historistic styles, somehow it is an odd mix of IMO. The two altars in the side naves are original Gothic works, though (pic 5).

    A bit strange looking is also the facade from the 18th century (pic 2). Well worth a stroll is the beautiful churchyard, which is the town's cemetery.

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    Castle Naudersberg

    by german_eagle Written Jul 20, 2013

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    The castle was first mentioned in 1239, the present buildings date mostly from around 1500. Until 1919 it was a courthouse, then it had apartments. In 1980 the K├Âllemann family bought the run-down castle and started thorough restoration. Nowadays it is home of a nice restaurant, rental apartments are available, and there is a museum on the upper floors.

    The museum has exhibits on regional history, the transport over the Reschen pass and the times when the castle served as courthouse. Opening hours are quite limited, though, guided tours take place Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.30 pm. Admission fee is 5 Euro.

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    The submerged church tower of Graun village

    by desert_princess Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Reschen lake

    The Symbol of the whole area of Reschen pass is the tower of the village of Graun,that was submerged by the artificial lake , having for a purpose to provide electricity for the region. The story I heard about the tower is that They have tried to blow it with dinamite and afer 2 attempts it was still standing....so they decided to leave it....
    Located some 10 km from Nauders on the way to the Vinschgau Valley in Italy
    You can go there simply by taking the free ski bus that connects the 3ski areas of Nauders/ Austria , Schoneben and Haider Alm in Italy.
    in the summer season it is a favorite place for kite surfing aswell as in the winter ,when the lake freezes. After all it is located around 1400m above sea level
    take a look at my Reschensee page for more
    The symbol of the area - the submerged church tower of Reschen lake

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    Ever been in a Iglooo?

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 26, 2005

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    Ever been in a Iglooo?
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    Last season (2003/04) we had tons of snow in Nauders and my colleagues ,the children ski instructors have built an igloo in the valley of the Goldseen for the kids.
    Actuallly they were building another one but he roof was not finished.
    Heli - the curly guy , will be your paraglide coach if you decide to fly up the sky. He is also a ski teacher and a snowboard teacher. Multi talented :)))

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    the castle Naudersberg

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 4, 2005

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    Naudersberg castle
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    Castle Naudersberg has been the seat of a district court since 1330 and is a typical example of late castle architecture. On the ground floor are the detention cells and prison kitchen, the first floor has been used for exhibitions and a siege of as a local ski museum,and on the second floor are the picture galleries, judge's chambers, judicial offices and the castle chapel. The marvellous castle restaurant is housed in the former stables ,where you can eat "knight's fondue - ritter fondue" or other gourmet meals sitting in a wine cellar atmosphere lit by candles and chandeliers ,which lights are reflected on the armored knights guarding you.

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    Take the gondola to the mountain

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 21, 2005

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    A breathtaking view over Silveretta ridge
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    Take the gondola to the mountain ,even if you don't ski or snowboard. Of course, if you can do any of those you will have the advantage of exploring the area much more and see all the beautiful angles of the panorama. But even if you are not into winter sports - the view from Bergkastel is breathtaking. Here you can see in the background the Tcheieck slopes - an unlimited fun for freeriding!!!

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    Chilling by Larchenalm

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Freddie and Heli chilling by Larchenalm

    Chilling by Larchenalm
    It's a great place to sit and engoy the sun rays if you feel like you're getting tired of skiing / or you don't ski at all ( you need to take the two man chairlift bearing the same name, and there you go. Pick a hut end enjoy the sun and the view.
    You might walk back on the toboggan run if you need some movement.

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    A nice place 2 die

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Graveyard of Nauders / Tirol / Austria
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    I would like to have my grave in that kind of place when I die.To take my final rest with the snow covered mountain peaks keeping me company from all sides.
    The graveyard of Nauders is located around the church of St.Valentin and I loved to take a walk as it was always well maintained and full with flowers - this applies to all the graveyards I've seen in Tirol and Sudtirol / Italy. They are real gardens ,and it's how you know about the nation's culture . By looking at the way they honor their dead.

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    The St Valentin church

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    St Valentin church

    Parish Church St.Valentin
    First church in Nauders, probably goes back to St.Valentin, the apostle of Rhaetia. In the 11th century the building was enlarged, consecrated in 1093. Consecration of the new building in 1512,baroquized in the 18th century,construction of 2 new side aisles. Last renovations in the side aisles, side altars of the late Baroque, 16th century. The wings of the old gothic side altars can be seen in the diocesan museum of Brixen.
    Info from Nauders tourismusverband ( Thanxx Charlie )

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    Snow fairie

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Snow figure

    Some unknown talented sculptor has made this snow enchanteress in front of the hotel Erica this winter. It's amazing to think that his art will melt soon . It makes me appreciate even more .
    in Ischgl,that is situated just a ridge away,there is a snow figures competition every january and I always wanted to see it, but never had the time to go.

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    Days of Horror in Nauders

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    The Castle Naudersberg

    Nauders was repeatedly victim of epidemics , natural disaters ,avalanches , mudflows and conflagrations.
    During the reign of Margarethe Maultasch in 1348,the plague raged Nauders. It is said that only 9 families survived the epidemic. During the construction of the shooting range in Gurdanatsch in 1847 a great number of human bones were found. These are probably the relicts of a mass grave of the period of the plague.
    On the 21 March 1609 a massive avalanche slid down the mountain and burried the village. 22 houses were completely destroyed.On the 4 march 1871 , a period of thaw caused the sliding of an avalanche that hit the village border
    On the 17 june 1871 there was a massive mudflow.
    A terrible disaster occured in Nauders on the 3 march 1880 : It was nearly midnight when a barn of the "Mondscheinwirt" caught fire. A wind as strong as a hurricane caused an enormous blaze which destroyed 83 houses and 72 working quarters through the whole village.
    Authentic documents proving these events were found during repair works on the church tower in 1901.
    Special Thanx to the tourist information bureau of Nauders for this information.

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    Nauders through the centuries

    by desert_princess Updated Sep 14, 2005

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    Entering Nauders from the Italian side
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    The first crossing of the Pass of Reschen and the foundations of the first settlements in Nauders go back to the Bronze Age. The name Nauders stems from a roman language that is nearly unknown and is said to be used by the ethnic group "Veneto - Illyrer".
    The important historian Oswald Menghin confirms that Nauders was the most notrhern outpost of the Rhaetian Venoste, the ethnic group living in Vinschgau and calling this region"Vallia Venoste". They defended their country against people living in the Inn valley. They were probably called " Oeniates" ,which means " Inhabitants of the Inn valley". The name Engadin stems from the ancient term "Oeniatina Valley".

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    New Trend Sport

    by desert_princess Written Jun 18, 2005

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    New Trend Sport

    if you take a snowboard class these snobwikes are part of the program and it's a fun change for your sore muscles. It's a chance aswell to try this new trend sport with no extra costs, as the bike itself is estimated at about 1000 euros and the rental shops don't usually invest in such expensive gear.

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    Husky sled european championship 18-19 feb 05

    by desert_princess Written Jun 18, 2005

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    Husky sled european championship 18-19 feb 05

    Nauders hosted on the 18 and 19 february 2005 the european husky sled championships.My all favorite dogs - so beautiful and wild !!! The price of a puppy is around 1000 euros....
    They were soo impatient to be set free to run, jumping , arching their backs and howling loudly....

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