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Oberland

The extensive plateau of the Villandro Alp just above Oberland is a true hiking and cross-country skiing paradise

Oberland is the name of the area below the Villandro Alp. It is part of the village of Villandro with a few scattered farms, not a separate district of the municipality. Here in the greenery, the view extends to Mt. Sasso Putia, the Plose, Bressanone's local mountain, the famous Odle di Funes Group, the legendary Catinaccio and the Denti di Terrarossa - a panorama that is unrivalled.

Here you will also find the Zilderer Bend, where a small road branches off to the show mine. This Villandro Mine was one of the most profitable mines in Tyrol from the Middle Ages until it was finally closed in 1942. Here, miners spent the whole day digging for copper, zinc, lead and silver and attended mass in the nearby miners' Chapel of St. Anna in Rotlahn. Today, numerous intact galleries still run through the mountain: Two of them, dedicated to St. Elizabeth and St. Lawrence, have been opened to the public and a guided tour takes you 600 metres deep into the mountain.

The second destination near Oberland is characterised by an impressive 20 sqkm large area: the Villandro Alp or Villanderer Alm, one of the largest high alpine pastures in Europe. It spreads out just above it and has several car parks and a bus stop. Hiking paths, alpine huts, high moors and, in winter, cross-country ski tracks and sledge runs run through this landscape.

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