to the farms ▼On a Farm Holiday in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde – St. Felix, you'll notice one thing: peace and quiet. It features a natural lake, waterfall and a dinosaur trail.
Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde – St. Felix provides rest and relaxation amidst one of the most unspoilt areas of countryside in South Tyrol. The village lies south of the Gampenpass on Deutschnonsberg at an altitude of 1,010 to 2,434 metres. A holiday flat in St. Felix is the ideal place to relax and unwind and forget everyday stress and strain, as time in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde – St. Felix sometimes seems to stand still.
The municipality consists of three villages: Malgasott, St. Felix and Unsere Liebe Frau, and has around 780 inhabitants. It has been one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Tirol since the 12th century. All villages feature cosy eateries and rural inns with, as befits the area along the language border between South Tyrol and Trentino, Alpine-Mediterranean dishes. A Farm Holiday in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde – St. Felix means experiencing the rural tradition and simplicity of this small but beautiful parish.
A Farm Holiday in St. Felix: a place to relax and unwind
St. Felix enjoys a quiet, idyllic and sunny spot in the middle of larch woodland at 1,265 metres above sea level. The village was called 'Caseid' until the start of the 19th centry, meaning little house or settlement. A holiday in St. Felix will involve impressive meetings with gems of the native plant world and culture. Attractions include the Gothic church in the village centre and lots of small chapels scattered around the village. The precious frescoes in St. Christoph's church from 1500 should not be missed and there are lots of hikes around the village starting right out outside the door when staying at a holiday flat in St. Felix.
Felixer Weiher beauty spot and 'Triassic Parc'
Felixer Weiher lake is one of the most beautiful woodland lakes in South Tyrol. It is perfect for swimming, fishing and relaxing. A small island rises out of the centre of the sparkling green water. A walk to the lake starts at Klammeben car park above St. Felix, just a few minutes from the Gampenpass road. Several paths lead to the lake, going through larch woodland and across mountain pastures with countless butterflies. The walk may be extended by going around the lake or carrying on to Felix Alm pasture.
A trip to see the waterfall definitely belongs to a Farm Holiday in St. Felix. Water cascades 75 metres downwards and the walk is particularly refreshing during the height of summer, going through woodland, meadows and clearings.
Families with children can follow the traces of dinosaurs on Deutschnonsberg. Millions of years ago, this area was an island, probably fringed with lagoons. In 1997, traces of primitive giants were discovered on the Gampenpass. On the 'Triassic Parc' trail, clear prints of these prehistoric reptiles may be seen in the rocks along the way.
Excursions, relaxation and culture
Popular destinations for excursions can be reached in little time from a holiday flat in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde, too. The oldest settlement on Deutschnonsberg is situated at 1,342 metres above sea level, two kilometres from Gampenpass.
This is a place to simply relax and unwind. It is a particularly idyllic spot suitable for going on excursions in the surrounding area and long walks in the countryside.
In 1194, there used to be a small hospice for travellers here, which reflects the hospitality of the place. The 15th century Gothic church is well worth a visit on a Farm Holiday in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde. This houses gems such as hand-carved Baroque altars and a glazed Rococo shrine.
Why take a holiday in Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde – St. Felix?
- Not crowded
- A place to rest and relax
- A number of family-friendly walks