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Oris

Close to the village of Oris, there is the protected area of the Oris Wetlands, habitat for many rare animals and plants

Oris or Eyrs, a district of Lasa, is located at the outlet of the Tanas Stream, at the foot of the Montesole in the Val Venosta valley. For centuries, the stream blocked the small village, and at the end of the 13th century, a huge mudslide even destroyed the entire upper village with the St. Bartholomew Church. Oris was then rebuilt further down the valley, in a safe location. Good times followed: During the stagecoach era, the little village experienced an economic boom and by 1838 it was already one of the most important traffic hubs and postal stations in the entire Val Venosta.

Today, the primary school, the volunteer fire brigade and the St. Remigius Church are located in the centre of the village. Around it there are banks and shops, a village shop and small cafés. The hiking paths in the surrounding area invite you to spend relaxing moments with family and friends: A particularly beautiful excursion destination are the Oris Wetlands, a protected biotope landscape that has been declared a Natura 2000 site together with the Cengles and Sluderno Wetlands.

Other hikes follow the Waalwege paths, lead to the St. Peter Church and Tanas, two hamlets steeped in history on the Monte Sole above Lasa, and to the Marble Railway of Lasa. The Lasa Marble, this hard, resistant, weatherproof and noble stone, characterises the entire municipal area. You are faster on two wheels: The Val Venosta Cycle Path leads past Oris to Lake Resia or - vice versa - to Merano. In winter, the skiing areas of Solda and Trafoi wait half an hour away.

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