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Farm Holidays in Terlan: the village of the open door

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Farm holidays in Terlan
The Terlan coat of arms takes centre stage on a Farm Holiday in Terlan The open door means that guests can expect eventful hospitality.

The two silver, wide-open doors on the Terlan coat of arms do not just stand for age-old hospitality and new experiences, but are symbolic in geographical and historical terms. Terlan lies before the door of Bozen, just 15 minutes' drive from the province capital. The silver colour of the doorrelates to Terlan's history; silver used to be mined here, mainly in the 15th century, which made Terlan a rich parish even then. The districts of Vilpian and Siebeneich, which also belong to the municipality, are also shaped by this history.

A Farm Holiday in Terlan: Three for the price of one
Anyone staying at a holiday flat in Terlan, Vilpian or Siebeneich can take advantage of seeing the attractions of the other two districts as well. In Terlan itself, this means the imposing parish church, which points to the wealth gained from silver mining. When trying to tell the time from the church clock you'll see if you take a closer look that the long hand shows the hours and the short hand the minutes. This church tower is a bit different in another respect, too. Shortly after its construction, it started to lean, until it was leaning over by ten metres and had to be re-built in the 19th century. The castle ruins of Neuhaus are a sturdier but still interesting spot right above Terlan and may be reached in half an hour walking briskly. To compensate for the uphill climb, there are views over the whole Etsch river valley and you can get an impression of how the Count of Tirol may have felt looking out over his territory. A similar viewpoint is afforded by Greifenstein castle ruins, which is also known as 'Sauschloss', or 'Sow Castle', referring to an old legend. The path to Greifenstein begins in Siebeneich. Vilpian, the third district, is the starting point for a walk leading to the 82-metre-high 'Unteren Wasserfall' in ten minutes.

Asparagus kings
There is more to Terlan than silver, legends and ruins. This place is well known in South Tyrol for its asparagus. This regal vegetable, which could only be afforded by nobles in past times, has been grown in the so-called 'asparagus triangle' between Terlan, Vilpian and Siebeneich for over 100 years now. Even if asparagus has lost ground to apple farming over recent years, there are still 13 farmers growing asparagus in Terlan. The Terlan Asparagus Weeks take place in April and May in honour of this traditional vegetable, involving guided asparagus walks and bike tours and horse-drawn carriage rides. A Farm Holiday in Terlan is a fine opportunity to try the culinary fare served at lots of farms and inns in the form of dishes made from freshly-picked Terlan asparagus.

Is the day going down the drain or or will it hit the mark?
Anyone looking for a bit of action in addition to hiking and cycling will have made the right choice in a holiday flat in Terlan. Right near the village centre, a high rope course promises thrills with 7- to 21-metre-high routes and over 80 stations, zip wires and a 14-metre free fall jump. A rope course for smaller children means that they won't miss out. If you'd prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground, on the other hand, you can test your hunting skills on a 3D archery course and aim at lifelike plastic bears, deer and wild boar. River boating offers a more leisurely alternative. You can paddle down the Etsch river from Terlan to Sigmundskron railway station and enjoy the landscape floating past.

Why take a holiday in Terlan?
  • Rewarding walks to ruins and waterfall
  • Ideal for asparagus lovers
  • High rope course, archery, river boating

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