Villgraten valley

Strasserwirt **** Tyrolean Manor House

Villgraten Valley

This side valley of the East Tyrolean Puster Valley is one of the most original natural and cultural landscapes of the Alps.

Combined with the centuries-old roots and traditions, the greatest need of stressed contemporaries is fulfilled here: “Stay calm” is in the mission statement of the region. Mountain farming confidently asserts its place. The Villgraterhave have always managed to enter into an alliance of purpose with nature for mutual good with resourcefulness and sufficiency, diligence and toughness. “The Villgraters are convinced that there is no shortage of things” (we lack nothing). The Villgratental lies between the Puster tal and the Defereggental in East Tyrol. It branches off from the Puster Valley to the north at Heinfels Castle, east of Sillian. After five kilometres, Außervillgraten (1286 m) is reached. Here the Winkeltal continues to the north.

The main valley turns west. After another five kilometres, the valley widens to level innervillgraten (1402 m). Two kilometres to the west, the main valley forks. At 1640 m in the southwest lies the small village of Kalkstein, towards the north the Arntal leads to the Unterstaller and the Oberstaller Alm. The mountains in the north reach just under 3000 meters. The southern Villgrat mountains offer an insight into the realm of the Dolomites. The Villgratental stretches over almost 170 square kilometres and is inhabited by around two thousand people. The valley is characterized by mountain farming. A large part is alpine pasture. Up to 1730 m, the son-side slopes are populated. The most extreme mountain farms are higher than several alpine pastures.


Villgraten – A valley for tourers

The Almdorf, with refreshment in the Unterstalleralm 1,664 m – starting point for hikes in the Villgrater mountains, to the Bonner Höhenweg and to the Schwarzsee, “Über den Jöcher” – cross-border nature trails. – VOLKSZEINER HÜTTE 1,886 m – reachable on foot from the Reiterstube, Winkeltal, also by car or hut taxi. – KALKSTEIN with pilgrimage church Maria Schnee – VILLGRATER NATUR – Sheep wool products shopping at Josef Schett in Innervillgraten- SCHMIEDE STEIDL – Alfons Steidl’s forge with exhibition space in Innvervillgraten

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