Ultental St Nikolaus
Ultental St Nikolaus

San Nicolò

The Ultimo Valley Museum in San Nicolò shows you interesting exhibits from the valley and a hiking boot worn by Empress Sissi.

On the way from Santa Valburga towards the head of the valley there is another small district of the municipality of Ultimo: San Nicolò. Here, in the midst of meadows and fields at more than 1,200 m a.s.l., agriculture is still of the utmost importance as a field of activity and source of income. The high steeple of the St. Nicholas Church is already recognisable from afar, as the villages in the Val d'Ultimo are all named after their church patron saint. The church rises between the houses on the hillside and is particularly known for its elaborately carved church portal.

One of the last houses on the slope is home to the Ultimo Valley Museum, which gives you an interesting insight into the rural cultural heritage of the valley. Clothing, statues, furniture, objects - in other words, everything that makes up daily life - are exhibited in a historic farmhouse. Another highlight are the mysterious stone figures above the Thurner Farm in San Nicolò. Where they come from and when they were made is still not known.

On foot or by mountain bike you can reach San Maurizio from San Nicolò (St. Nikolaus), a small hamlet known as "Moritzing" in local dialect, with an inn and a hilltop church. Not only is it said to be the oldest church in the Val d'Ultimo, from here you also have an unforgettable view on the valley with Lake Zoccolo and the surrounding peaks. This group of houses still shows the typical wooden construction style of the area. From here you can continue, for example, to the Outer Schwemmalm Mountain Hut or to Santa Valburga. The longest tour is the one to the summit of the 2,658 m high Monte Muta, which takes three hours.

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