Cultural Activities in the Plan de Corones Area and in Val di Funes

Our alpine refuge enjoys a strategic location in the heart of Passo delle Erbe, surrounded by the tranquillity of picturesque alpine meadows. In addition to offering numerous outdoor activities, the area boasts a rich cultural history and local traditions that make the experience unique. Learn more about the local culture by visiting the following attractions during your stay.

Monte Muro Refuge

The refuge is an absolute must-visit if you are in the area or something to specifically plan for if you are coming from a distance. Starting from the "Pe de Börz" parking lot and following trail number 1 to the Monte Muro Refuge at 2,230 meters above sea level, you will immerse yourself in an easy forest road through a splendid alpine landscape and Swiss stone pine woods. This welcoming refuge not only serves traditional dishes of the local cuisine but also offers a breathtaking view of the surroundings.

Ütia de Pecol

This refuge will not only delight your palate with traditional valley dishes prepared with fresh and local products but will also allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. At 1930 meters, surrounded by Swiss stone pine trees in a quiet area, with a spacious terrace overlooking Sass de Putia, you will find the characteristic Ütia de Pecol, a 40-minute walk from the Pè de Börz parking lot. The place is well-maintained and suitable for families, featuring an outdoor play area for children.

Ütia Fornella

The Ütia Fornella (2080 m) is situated at the foot of the majestic Sass de Putia, easily reachable in just a 20-minute walk from Würzjoch along a comfortable dirt road. This alpine hut is particularly appreciated by families and hikers. A distinctive feature of this alpine hut is the presence of Highland cattle, which can be observed grazing in the meadows of Sass de Putia.

Genova Refuge

The Genova Refuge was built in 1898 and is located in the alpine meadow at 2306 meters, between Sass de Putia and the Odle Group. The refuge is situated at the intersection of the picturesque Val di Funes and the Ladin Dolomite valleys. High Routes No. 2 and No. 8, as well as the European Path Munich to Venice, pass directly by the refuge.

Culture and History of the Ladin Language

Still alive and widely used by the local population, the Ladin language is the oldest language spoken in the region.Since 1977, the Ladin Institute "Micurà de Rü" has been actively involved in organizing and promoting initiatives aimed at the preservation and dissemination of the Ladin language and culture globally. This commitment is also reflected through the publication of books on Ladin culture in various languages.If you wish to explore the history of Ladin communities in relation to the physical peculiarities of the Dolomite landscape, the Ladin Museum Ciastel de Tor offers a fascinating journey that will take you through the unique circumstances that have shaped this rich culture.

Longiarü and the Mulini Valley

For a firsthand experience in Ladin history, Longiarü offers the renowned " Valle dei Mulini," where you can contemplate eight ancient water mills that have been completely restored, some of which are still in operation. Along a peaceful walk of about 1.5 km, you can explore an ancient cultural heritage that reveals the deep roots of the region.If you are curious to experience life on a traditional farm, we recommend visiting the Farmer's Museum "Luch de Oriana." Here, ancient tools and objects narrate the history and life of an ancestral farm, guiding the visitor through the various phases of agricultural work that marked the farmer's year.

The City of Brunico and its Museums

As the geographical, cultural, and economic heart of the Puster Valley, Brunico welcomes visitors to an authentic South Tyrolean experience expressed through its architecture, culture, and various leisure offerings, including picturesque workshops, cozy cafes, refined wine bars, and boutiques.In the immediate vicinity of Brunico, two of the six museums belonging to the Messner Mountain Museum circuit can be found: MMM Ripa, housed in the charming Brunico Castle, offers a detailed exhibition dedicated to mountain communities, while MMM Corones (located at 2,275 meters on Plan de Corones) celebrates traditional mountaineering.The LUMEN Museum, on the other hand, provides a unique perspective on the history of mountain photography through temporary exhibitions and interactive installations, offering a captivating journey from the past to the present.

The Ancient and Enchanting Brixen

Brixen, the oldest town in Tyrol, stands out as one of the most charming places in the region. Its historic center, characterized by narrow streets and ancient arcades, offers a unique experience to explore on foot.Located in the Eisack Valley, Brixen first appears in historical documents in 901 and still captivates visitors today with its extraordinary cultural and architectural richness. A stroll through the city's streets reveals the fascinating blend of the charm of the past and the vibrancy of the present, making Brixen a treasure to explore.

The Eisack Valley and the Tradition of "Törggelen"

The tradition of "Törggelen" originates in the Eisack Valley in South Tyrol: from late September to mid-November, the characteristic taverns open their doors to share moments of joy and delight palates in the picturesque farmer's "stube." The term derives from "Torggl," the press used in South Tyrol.During "Törggelen," in addition to the inevitable wine (often locally produced) and roasted chestnuts, known as "Keschtn" in the South Tyrolean dialect, traditional dishes are also served.

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