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Stava

High above Stava, Juval Castle is enthroned at the entrance to the Val Senales valley.

Stava, part of the municipality of Naturno, is located at 552 m a.s.l. in the west of the main village. Situated at the former main road, today the little village is located in a rather calm position, thanks to the tunnel bypass.

Castel Juval rises high above the village, it is the residence of the alpinist Reinhold Messner. This castle also hosts the MMM Juval and is one of his five mountain museums, dedicated to the myth of the mountains. It exhibits a wide range of artistic gems which Messner has brought home from his journeys from all over the world: a unique repertoire of Tibetica, artistic items and sculptures of Nepal, Africa and India as well as religious symbols of Hinduism and Buddhism. Castel Juval can be reached from Stava via the trail number 1 as well as the Roggia di Stava. Between Stava and Naturno, there is the valley station of the Unterstell Cable Car, taking to the Alta Via di Merano on the Montesole.

But Stava also has other historic buildings, such as the Nostra Signora Church. This Romanesque church was consecrated in 1638 and boasts an impressive stone municipal coat of arms, decorating the facade above the pointed arch portal.

Our tip: A visit to the Fun Train of Stava. On a 500 m long former railway line you can experience a nostalgic and adventurous draisine ride.

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