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Gais village

The main place of the municipality offers arts and culture on the cultural trail, leading you to Neuhaus Castle.

Gais is the main place of the homonymous municipality, is located at 840 m asl at the entrance of the Valle Aurina and has got 1,600 inhabitants. Gais is surrounded by vast meadows and forests, which are ideal for extended walks. Also ideal for a walk is the verey interesting cultural trail of Gais, leading to Castello Neuhaus with its charming castle tavern, and back to the Baroque Pflegerhaus in the village. Along the trail, artists have installed pieces of art that honour a series of celebrities that lived or operated in the village, such as Oswald von Wolkenstein, Ezra Pound, Mary de Rachewiltz and the sculptor Bacher.

Also worth a visit is the natural lake for bathing, which in summer months is ideal for your refreshment. In winter, there is an ice skating ground and a toboggan for kids. Within a short time you can also reach the Speikboden and Plan de Corones skiing areas. And those who prefer a visit to a museum, can experience the fire helmet museum, where more than 600 exhibition pieces are shown.

By the way: two very famous South Tyrolean citizens come from Gais, that is to say the skier Christoph Innerhofer and the current bishop of the diocese Bolzano-Bressanone, Ivo Muser.

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