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Cultural discovery tour

Despite the quiet location of the house, in Val d'Ultimo and in the nearby spa town of Merano there is plenty to be discovered. We've put together some great proposals so you can organise your holiday in an individual way.

Three larch trees – witnesses of a time period
Hike to the 2000-year old Ultimo Valley larch trees
Three larch trees in Santa Gertrude are believed to be the oldest needle trees in Europe. The Val d'Ultimo larch trees are a natural sight estimated to be about 2000 years old. These imposing witnesses of time have a circumference of more than eight metres, and are 28 metres high. Don't miss out on a short hike to these natural phenomenon.

Quench your thirst for knowledge in the National Park House
Visit the Lahnersäge National Park House
An excursion to the Lahnersäge National Park House in Santa Gertrude is a great experience. Not only will you receive interesting information on the forests, you can also see how the restored, water-driven sawmill is used for cutting tree trunks and how corn is made in the mill. Especially children like water treading in the water gutter in the outdoor area.

Val d'Ultimo and its history
Discover the Val d'Ultmo Valley Museum and past times
Did you know that Val d'Ultimo was already settled 1,000 years B.C.? The small Val d'Ultimo Valley Museum, a Museum of Ethnography in San Nicolò, bears witness to the valley's past. Get to know rural life in Val d'Ultimo and admire an old traditional wood-panelled room and a smoking kitchen or a sleeping and milk chamber for example.

An excursion to the cultural city of South Tyrol
The spa town of Merano is located at the foot of the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park. There are numerous possibilities to spend a day in Merano. Stroll along one of the many promenades, admire the architecture in the old town, or visit one of the many museums. Enjoy a shopping tour, or simply an Italian coffee or a South Tyrolean "Hugo" in one of the many cafés.

Mediterranean flair in Merano
The botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano
The botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano feature a coloured mix of Mediterranean and Alpine plants. Walk through more than 80 garden landscapes and enjoy the fragrances from plants from all over the world. The pram and wheelchair-proof walkways offer a fantastic view of the surrounding 3000-metre high mountains of the Gruppo di Tessa mountain range and the spa town of Merano. Once here you should also visit the Touriseum, the first museum of tourism history in the alpine region.