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Parcines village

A museum on the church square of Parcines village is dedicated to the inventor of various typewriters, Peter Mitterhofer from Parcines

The main village of Parcines (Partschins Dorf) rises on an ancient debris cone towards the Zieltal or Valle di Tel valley. Venerable residences, old farmsteads, winding ensembles and historic buildings characterise the village. In the centre, the 13th century Stachlburg Residence and the late Gothic Parish Church of St. Peter and Paul are enthroned next to cafés and restaurants. On one edge of the village there is the outdoor swimming pool, a popular destination in summer, and on the other edge of the village the Tessa Cable Car starts to the Merano High Route.

Interesting views already await you during the ride on this panoramic cable car, and the wonderful experiences then continue on the Merano High Route in the Gruppo di Tessa Nature Park. The Zieltal valley, which stretches just behind the village, on the other hand, is famous for the Parcines Waterfall: Here the water plunges 97 metres into the depths, with an impressive force especially at the time of snowmelt. The small side valley is a wonderful hiking destination, but is uninhabited except for the farms at the entrance and a few alpine huts that invite you to stop for a bite to eat.

The most famous citizen of Parcines is Peter Mitterhofer (1822 - 1893), one of the fathers of the typewriter. The Typewriter Museum is dedicated to him with its numerous models, among which is Mitterhofer's first typewriter. In 1869 he improved it with a wooden model, which he then also presented at the Imperial Court in Vienna. The rest is history...

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