fischerseen bei spondinig
fischerseen bei spondinig


The Sonnensteig trail leads from Spondigna to the farms of Sluderno and to Burgusio - a pleasure hike with interesting details

Most people will know Spondigna (Spondinig) because of the Posthotel Hirsch, which stands directly at the roundabout and attracts attention when driving through the Val Venosta: During the Danube Monarchy, it was the most important post station in the Upper Val Venosta. In 1900 it was extended in Neo-Baroque style and finally listed as a historical monument in 1985. "New Spondigna with the Posthotel Hirsch" also adorns a picture postcard from the turn of the century, which was sent to its recipient by the Imperial and Royal Post and Telegraph Office: It is exhibited in the Touriseum, the South Tyrol Museum of Tourism, in Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano.

The small locality on the valley floor on the Adige River is located a few kilometres from the village of Sluderno and forms the second district of the municipality of Sluderno. The roundabout mentioned above gives you the choice between the state road, which takes you further up into the Val Venosta, or the turnoff into the Ortles holiday area. There you will reach the Stelvio Pass Road, one of the highest and most famous roads in Europe with its breathtaking panorama.

Spondigna consists of a few houses which are scattered on the slopes of the Monte Sole. However, the hamlet has its own railway station, which is also the stop for the two neighbouring villages of Prato allo Stelvio and Cengles. The colourful trains of the Val Venosta Railway also accept bicycles, so that South Tyrol can be discovered on two wheels - in this section on the Val Venosta Cycle Path. Mountain bikers prefer the path into the Stelvio National Park or the usually snow-free Monte Sole, the Sun Mountain near Spondigna. In the cold season, you can reach all winter sports destinations of the valley from here and choose between snow shoe tours, sledging excursions and skiing days.

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