Magical places

A charming environment awaits you just outside the hotel’s front door

By locals simply referred to as "Toul" (valley), the name of Valle Aurina can be traced back to the Indo-Germanic word for "water" (aur). The area around your hotel in Caminata is indeed blessed with plenty of water. It also has other attractions: culture, folk traditions, festivals, culinary delights and of course a magnificent natural landscape are waiting to be discovered and enjoyed!

Taufers Castle

The complex of Taufers Castle with the former drawbridges, the beautiful garden, the forge, the dungeon and the torture chamber can be visited with or (only in summer) without a guided tour. The rooms on display give an impression of the life of the knights in these medieval surroundings. A highlight for the whole family - and easily visited as part of a hike!

The mining museum in Predoi showcases everyday life underground as it had been lived for centuries in this former copper mine. Take the mine train deep into the tunnel and don't forget to wear warm clothes! 1100 metres deep inside the mountain, the special microclimate in the climate tunnel promises relief to all allergy sufferers and people with respiratory complaints.

Predoi Mining Museum

MMM Corones

The MMM Corones on the summit of Brunico’s local mountain Plan de Corones, houses mountaineer Reinhold Messner's collection of exhibits from traditional alpinism, which has had a decisive influence on him and his companions, but also on the history of mountaineering. The museum building itself is one of the last works by the famous architect Zaha Hadid and offers unforgettable views of the surrounding mountains as well as exhibits, films and pictures steeped in history.

The MMM Ripa (Tibetan: ri = person, pa = mountain) at Brunico Castle, the capital of Val Pusteria, is dedicated to mountain peoples from all over the world. Surrounded by mountain farms, Plan de Corones, rustic Valle Aurina and the inhabitants of the wildly romantic landscape of South Tyrol, this is the ideal location for this special Reinhold Messner museum.

MMM Ripa

Lumen Museum Plan de Corones

Like the MMM Corones, the Museum for Mountain Photography LUMEN is located on the summit of Plan de Corones and tells the story of mountain photography over four floors and 1800 square metres of exhibition space. It was set up in the former mountain station of the cable car and opened in 2018.

The Cascate di Riva waterfalls near Campo Tures, not far from the Hotel Mair in Caminata, count as one of the most stunning spectacles of nature in Valli di Tures e Aurina. The St. Francis Contemplation Trail leads past the waterfalls, and well-developed hiking trails with viewing platforms ensure an unforgettable experience in an imposing natural setting.

Cascate di Riva waterfalls