Muehlwald Meggima See DSC
Muehlwald Meggima See DSC

Selva dei Molini village

Between corn mills, mountain streams and Lake Meggima lies Selva dei Molini village, the main village of the Valle di Selva dei Molini

On the way into the Selva dei Molini Valley, the farms of Selva di Fuori, a district of Selva dei Molini, first come into view. Then follows the main village itself, which also includes Selva di Dentro with its mills and saws. The houses stretch idyllically along the shores of Lake Selva at the foot of the Zillertal Alps, one of the two reservoirs in the valley. It is also known as Meggima-See and is a fly-fishing destination - you can walk around it on the pleasant lakeside path.

This lakeside path is called "Power of Water" and is the first of several themed paths that tell you about this vital element. Another trail, "Water and Wheel", shows you the mills in Selva di Dentro. Rushing streams and the rugged peaks of the Zillertal Alps characterise the landscape here alongside the old farms and mills already mentioned. They are historical witnesses to the long history in the valley, as the village name means no less than "mills in a densely wooded area" and was already named well more than a thousand years ago.

Also longer trails such as the Selva dei Molini Valley Path and the Selva dei Molini Alpine Pastures Path lead through the valley and up to the charming wooden huts, which are open in summer and invite you to stop for a bite to eat with South Tyrolean Speck and "Kaminwurzen", a smoked knackwurst. One of them is the Obermair Mountain Hut near Lake Venga or Wengsee. At these heights, the first snow already falls in late autumn and the paths turn into beautiful winter hiking trails. A 7 km long cross-country ski track leads from Selva dei Molini village (Mühlwald Dorf) to Lappago, the Speikboden Skiing Area is located outside the valley, near Campo Tures.

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