deutschnofen dorf nova ponente paese
deutschnofen dorf nova ponente paese

Nova Ponente village

The mountain village of Nova Ponente, located at the sun-drenched Reggelberg mountain, offers a variety of hiking possibilities in unspoilt nature.

Traces of the Middle Stone Age testify that already in the period between 5,000 to 5,700 m BC have been settling this area. Mentioned for the first time in 1145 as “Nove”, only in the 14th century the villages was re-named “Teutschnofen”.

The village is located at 1,357 m asl and is still today characterised by farms and agriculture. In the 13th century Nova Ponente had its own court. Castel Thurn still reminds on the 16th century, when the court had its seat right here. Today this castle-like mansion hosts several departments as well as the village museum. Worth visiting is also the little S. Helena church with its Gothic frescoes of the arts school “Bozner Schule” (Giotto Manier) of the 15th century. In the church tower, there is the oldest church of the region (1400).

For lovers of nature, Nova Ponente represents an ideal starting point for several hikes to alpine pastures. Surrounded by impressive mountain chains and meadows in full blossom and forests, the Reggelberg is ideal for experiencing the fascinating nature of this area.

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