Pustertal taisten
Pustertal taisten


Tesido is one of the Sun Villages in South Tyrol, a family-friendly holiday destination with a Legend Path and its own alpine pasture

St. George's Church, school, clubhouse, café and pizzeria - Tesido (Taisten) presents itself idyllically against the backdrop of the Dolomites in the upper part of the Val Pusteria. The sunny terrace lies above the entrance to the Casies Valley and then rises steadily to Mt. Roda di Scandole, which together with several other peaks forms the highest section of the municipal area of Monguelfo-Tesido. In the village, however, you don't hear people talking about Taisten - the German name of the village - but about "Taaschtn", because the local dialect is oriented to the letter A. This is also noticeable when you hear the locals counting: "Aans, zwaa" instead of eins, zwei (one, two)...

There are several buildings in this picture-book village that are interesting for anyone interested in history, architecture and culture. The parish church is dedicated to St. Ingenuin and St. Albuin and was built around 800 AD as a fortified castle and place of worship. Leonardo from Bressanone and Simon from Tesido adorned it with their magnificent works. The surrounding nature, on the other hand, invites you to enjoy the mountain summer in the Val Pusteria: With the Casies Valley Path, the Legend Trail and the Tesido Alp, several destinations can be reached easily and simply.

Particularly good for the body is the Rudlbach barefoot hiking path, a 2 km long Kneipp path. The hike starts at the information office. The mountain tours that lead to peaks such as Mt. Dura and Mt. Luta, however, are more intense. Although the mountains are low and just touch the 2,000-metre mark, they are beautiful vantage points that offer a starting point with the Mudlerhof inn, which is already located quite high. At the small Guggenberg Ski Lift, evening skiing with lighting is even possible in Tesido, which makes the village independent of the large ski areas such as Plan de Corones and 3 Zinnen Dolomites, especially for beginners and families.

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