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Farm Holidays in Partschins: The gateway to Meraner Land

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Farm holidays in Partschins
A Farm Holiday in Partschins may be enjoyed at all altitudes: the area stretches from the valley basin up to heights of over 3,000 metres.

The municipality of Partschins lies with its districts of Rabland and Töll at the gateway to Meraner Land region and is just nine kilometres away from Meran, the town that the Passer river runs through. The municipality comprises around 3,600 inhabitants and its striking feature is its varying altitudes: Töll, at its lowest point, lies at 500 metres above sea level, while Roteck peak in Texelgruppe Nature Park rises as high as 3,337 metres into the sky. Fruit farming is the major branch for agriculture around Partschins, and orchards, meadows and farmland stretch across 607 hectares. From the mountains, large areas of Vinschgau valley with its apple orchards may be seen.

A Farm Holiday in Partschins: Texelgruppe Nature Park
A holiday flat in Partschins makes a great base for hikes or mountain bike tours. Texelgruppe Nature Park is the largest in South Tyrol, with an area of 33,000 hectares, and is served by a tightly-knit network of cycle paths. A Farm Holiday in Partschins allows hiking at three levels: lots of walks through meadows and panoramic paths along 'Waale' irrigation channels are easy enough for the whole family to enjoy doing them. Plarser Waalweg path runs from Töll to Schloss Tirol. Hikes between Alpine pastures start above 1,300 metres altitude, and those with ambitions to get up high can try to get to the top of one of the 13 3,000-metre-high peaks. An impressive natural sight in Texelgruppe Nature Park are the Spronser See lakes – a real highlight for experienced and sure-footed hikers.

A local landmark – Partschins waterfall
A walk to Partschins waterfall definitely belongs to a summer Farm Holiday in Partschins. It is the highest waterfall in South Tyrol, with 4,000 to 10,000 litres of water crashing down per second from 97 metres up into the valley – an impressive natural sight which can turn out to be most refreshing when standing right next to the water spray.

Partschins museums
Fans of museums will love the municipality of Partschins, as there are three to visit here. It doesn't matter if you've never heard of the inventor of the typewriter, Peter Mitterhofer typewriter museum in Partschins lends comprehensive insights into the development of the typewriter from its beginnings to modern times by means of over 2,000 exemplars. In Rabland there is a miniature railway, on the other hand, which will not just go down well with kids. The 'Bad Egart K.u.K.-Museum', or 'imperial' museum, close to the station in Töll, in Bahnhofstraße, is a real treasure trove for fans of the Habsburg monarchy. The open-air section of this museum, with its water standpipe and other curiosities, is interesting, too.

Eco and recreation zone: Rabland biotope
The biotope in Rabland lies directly on the cycle path and is perfect for relaxing amidst unspoilt nature. The green oasis is a refuge for lots of animal species. It's worth getting off your bike for a while to have a rest on the bench looking across the little lake. It's hard to believe that the lively spa town of Meran is just a few kilometres away.

What makes a Farm Holiday in Partschins right for you?
  • Two mountainsides, two lifts: Texelbahn cable car takes passengers up to the Sonnenberg, while Aschbach cable car leads up to the Partschins Nörderberg
  • Customs upheld at traditional festivals
  • Good connections with public transport: leave your car at home