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Visible from afar, Coira Castle towers over the village of Sluderno on the Val Venosta Monte Sole: It is its most famous landmark

On the western slope of the Monte Sole, where the Mazia Valley leads into the heart of the Oetztal Alps, there is Sluderno with the village itself and Spondigna. Coira Castle, the residence of the Counts of Trapp, rises here into the sky: When the flag flies, they are present. This well-preserved mansion can be visited during the warm months, providing impressive insights, such as into the world-famous armoury, which is the largest private collection of weapons of this kind. Only a stone's throw from the village, every summer there are also the Medieval Knight Games South Tyrol. Generally speaking, those who love knights and castles absolutely have to visit Sluderno!

The village itself, however, is also an attraction. The Gothic St. Catherine Parish Church and the painted façades tell about the chequered history of the area. The paths in the surroundings lead across fruit orchards and meadows, up to the biotope of 100 hectares that is a safe habitat for many threatened plant and animal species. By scaling the mountains in the surroundings you can experience a great view on the Val Venosta and the mostly snow-covered giants of the Ortles Alps. Spondigna, the second village, lies a few kilometres away on the valley floor of the Adige.

Sluderno is also a perfect starting point for excursions in the surroundings, e.g. by taking the Val Venosta Railway from Sluderno station. Otherwise you can experience the valley by bicycle. As the municipality is well integrated into the Val Venosta cycle path network, tours on two wheels with return by train are possible. On foot, the Sluderno Waalwege paths at the entrance to the Val di Mazia are a special feature, which - like so many in the Val Venosta - follow the old irrigation channels. In the warm months this means shady walks along idyllic watercourses. In winter, Sluderno is surrounded by the ski areas of the Val Venosta. As a quieter alternative, the snow-sure cross-country ski tracks of the well-known Venosta Nordic association attract visitors.

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