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Farm Holidays in Niederdorf - holiday flats and rooms in South Tyrol

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Farm holidays in Niederdorf
A Farm Holiday in Niederdorf features lots of culture and variety – whether out hiking, doing a 'Kneipp' trail or visiting museums.

The municipality of Niederdorf in Hochpustertal valley in the east of South Tyrol awaits with lots of sunshine thanks to its altitude of 1,154 metres above sea level, and is perfect for an action-packed holiday. It affords fantastic all-round views and makes the ideal base for hikes in the Dolomites of Prags and a number of mountain bike tours. The most famous tour starts in Niederdorf, goes past the Prags and Sexten Dolomites to Welsberg and into Gsieser Tal valley, through the forest to Toblach and than back to a holiday flat in Niederdorf.

Nature and history on a Farm Holiday in Niederdorf
Niederdorf has been the starting point and destination of a mountain bike race in the Dolomites, the Dolomiti Superbike race, for years. In winter, there are lots of ski resorts nearby, such as Haunold, Helm, Rotwand in Hochpustertal valley and Kronplatz near Bruneck, offering all manner of variety. As well as action, its status as a spa village makes Niederdorf a good destination for a relaxing Farm Holiday. This unassuming municipality, which seems so peaceful today, can look back on a very long history and was the scene of some momentous events. In April 1945, five buses with 139 prominent prisoners from a concentration camp arrived in Niederdorf. Just two days later, they were released here and accommodated in the hotel on Pragser Wildsee lake.

The mother of tourism
In the Middle Ages, the 'Strada d'Alemagna' led to Venice through Pustertal valley and Niederdorf. The 19th century, and especially after the opening of the Pustertal railway at the end of the 19th century, saw the beginning of tourism in Niederdorf. The hospitality and good cooking at 'Frau Emma's', as Emerentia Hellenstainer, the landlady at the 'Schwarzer Adler' soon came to be known, was soon famous all over Europe and beyond. The native Tyrolean is today considered a pioneer in tourism in Hochpustertal valley. In Haus Wassermann, the Hochpustertal tourism museum, visitors can follow the development of tourism in Pustertal valley.

'Kneipp' trails on a Farm Holiday in Niederdorf
The large spa park at Niederdorf covers an area of five hectares and is where the first 'Kneipp-für-mich®' experience village may be found. In the park grounds with their different islands for chilling out, relaxation is guaranteed. Niederdorf has its high altitude to thank for its being considered the ideal climactic spa in the 19th century. The Kneipp trail ties in with a long tradition. A botanical educational path explains the local flora and fauna of the surrounding area around a holiday flat in Niederdorf. Leisurely strollers and joggers will both feel in their element on the numerous paths. The spa park is a paradise for children to play in. There is a large playground and an 'Adventureland' with tree houses and a climbing tree for older kids.

Little treats
'Niggilan' pastries were originally baked for festivals and special occasions. They are simply sprinkled with icing sugar when served as a dessert. Nowadays, they taste just as good as in the old days, even if they are only prepared on special occasions. In contrast with 'Kniekiachlan', native to Tauferer Ahrntal valley, 'Niggilan' have no filling. 'Kniekiechlan' usually have a hole in their middle usually filled with cranberry jam, or 'Grantn' in Pustertal dialect. This word comes from the Ladin word for cranberry – 'granëta'.

Why take a holiday in Niederdorf?
  • For gourmets: Pustertal valley cuisine
  • A trip to Pragser Wildsee lake
  • Relaxing in the 'Kneipp village'