Anyone who journeys through the landscape of the Isarco Valley will surely happen quickly upon some of the valley’s many castles
, monasteries, churches and chapels
. But the Isarco Valley also has other impressive sights to offer – some of which we owe to artists and craftsmen and others of which were created by Mother Nature.
, near Vipiteno
in the Wipptal Valley, you’ll find Gilfenklamm Gorge
. It was baptized Kaiser Franz Josef Gorge a century ago and is now accessible via newly constructed walkways and stairs. The gorge runs through the marble-mining area of the Racines Valley and is Europe’s only marble gorge.
Visitors shouldn’t miss the ten-hectare Raier Moos
, a protected wetland biotope near Raas in the municipality of Natz Schabs
. On the circuit trail through Moos, you’ll enjoy valuable microhabitats with very unique flora and fauna.