steinegg obergummer bei gummer
steinegg obergummer bei gummer

San Valentino in Campo

The astronomical observatory, the solar observatory and the planetarium make the village a special South Tyrolean holiday resort

The farms and houses of San Valentino in Campo nestle on the slopes of the Val d'Ega at an altitude of far more than 1,000 m. Right in the middle is the new village centre with bar, library and the Planetarium South Tyrol. A normal building from the outside, the impressive dome rises up inside, where demonstrations of the night sky are shown and exciting expeditions into space are launched. Especially for children, a trip to the planetarium is an unforgettable experience.

A little above stands the astronomical observatory, named after the astronomer and pioneer of rocket technology Max Valier. He was born in Bolzano. While the planetarium shows you the sky in a demonstration and a visit is therefore independent of the weather, you can experience the sun and stars directly with the telescope in the astronomical observatory. This is also the centre of the 3-hour hike along the Planetary Trail. These celestial destinations make San Valentino in Campo (Gummer), together with Collepietra below, the First European Star Village.

Further hikes through this historic area follow the Collepietra High Route to the Oberölgart snack station, show you a bee hive on the Educational Bee Trail, and lead to the open-air exhibition on the Pstosser Hill near Collepietra. In winter, San Valentino in Campo attracts recreation seekers who find a snow-sure location here. 13 km away, on the other hand, is the hotspot for active holidaymakers: Obereggen with its ski slopes, illuminated sledge runs and mountain huts.

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