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A visit to the Train World shows you hundreds of vehicles and South Tyrol in miniature - an excursion destination for everyone

Rablà (Rabland), a district of the municipality of Parcines, is well known among model building enthusiasts: At the end of the village near the little St. James Church, you can find the Rablà Train World, the largest digital model railway layout in Italy and one of the largest collections of its kind in Europe. Its miniatures are true to detail. Afterwards, explore the centre with the Church of Christ the King and the numerous cafés, shops and accommodations. At the other end of the village you will find the sports zone, where you can play mini-golf and tennis.

The main village of Parcines begins at the valley station of the Tessa Cable Car. The ride on this panoramic cable car ends in the largest nature park of South Tyrol: Up there, the Merano High Route runs. In the midst of the majestic mountain world there are wonderful places like the Sopranes Lakes, which supply a large part of the town of Merano and the surrounding area with water. Down in the valley, almost 2,000 years ago, the Via Claudia Augusta passed by, the imperial road from Roman times that crossed the Alps. At the Hanswirt Restaurant in Rablà, a Roman milestone made of marble was found that dates back to 46 AD, the year the Roman road was completed. Today, the Val Venosta Cycle Path follows its course all the way to Merano.

A walk leads you through narrow alleys and to historic buildings. The little 16th century St. James Church is particularly worth seeing. The small tower was added in 1928. The culture of the villages of Parcines is also presented on the Peter Mitterhofer Trail, which leads past Rablà and then continues to Parcines. You can follow it on the special summer evenings when the "Castle Beats" concerts are held in the Stachlburg Residence in the centre of Parcines. An inspiring experience!

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