Nauders - Tiroler Oberland - Kaunertal Region

Spectacular mountain landscapes where Austria, Italy and Switzerland meet: the Kaunertal region lies between the Reschen Pass, the Kaunertaler Glacier and the small village of Prutz in the Inntal Valley.

The area where the Tiroler Oberland, the Swiss Engadin and the Italian area of Vinschgau meet is known as the “Rhaetian Triangle” in reference to the fact the three regions were originally populated by the Rhaetian people. This heritage is reflected today in the names of many villages in the Tiroler Oberland. The mountainous landscape between the Reschenpass, the Kaunertal Glacier and the small village of Prutz in the Inntal Valley comprises three separate holiday regions which have joined forces: Nauders, Tiroler Oberland and Kaunertal. The largest town, Landeck, is just a short drive from each of these regions. Heading south from Landeck, the Kaunertal region branches off to the left and climbs up past the 6km long Gepatsch Stausee reservoir as far as the Kaunertal Glacier. To the south-west of Landeck lies the “Oberes Gericht”, an area stretching from the villages of Ried and Pfunds with its fine farmhouses as far as Nauders near the Reschenpass.

Six ski resorts, alpine wheat fields and an underwater church

Hikers and outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the many villages such as Spiss, the highest village in Austria at 1,627m, as well as the beautiful Kaunergrat Nature Park. Typical of the region are the many canyons, high meadows, pine forests and mountain lakes such as the Schwarzer See with its moorland habitat home to many species. A more surprising sight are the fields of potatoes, barley and wheat which can even be seen in Nauders at 1,400m and are possible thanks to the relatively dry and sunny climate which skiers also appreciate in winter. There are six ski resorts in the area, with the Kaunertal Glacier offering slopes up to 3,160m altitude. A must-see attraction is Lake Reschensee over the border in South Tirol. Its church spire protruding from the waters of this peaceful lake is a surreal image whatever the season.

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On the region’s eastern border stands the mighty Kaunergrat Massif, which forms the border to the adjacent Pitztal Valley. The Kaunergrat Nature Park encompasses numerous mountains over 3000m and wide expanses of untouched nature, making it ideal for memorable hikes., © Tirol Werbung/Hofmann Janine
Hiking in the Kaunergrat Nature Park

On the region’s eastern border stands the mighty Kaunergrat Massif, which forms the border to the adjacent Pitztal Valley. The Kaunergrat Nature Park encompasses numerous mountains over 3000m and wide expanses of untouched nature, making it ideal for memorable hikes.



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The six ski resorts in the region are very different. The Skiparadies Reschenpass in Nauders, for example, offers skiers and snowboarders the chance to cross the border into Italy, while families will feel at home in Fendels and wintersports addicts should head for the Kaunertal Glacier with guaranteed snow until June., © Tirol Werbung/Kathrein Verena
Six ski resorts: pistes and parties

The six ski resorts in the region are very different. The Skiparadies Reschenpass in Nauders, for example, offers skiers and snowboarders the chance to cross the border into Italy, while families will feel at home in Fendels and wintersports addicts should head for the Kaunertal Glacier with guaranteed snow until June.



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Slides, sunbathing areas, indoor pools with wave machines, bubbling whirlpools and steaming saunas – the region has plenty to offer visitors looking to swim and relax. In summer the swimming lake in Ried is popular, while during the winter months there is the adventure pool in Prutz and the indoor pool in Feichten., © Tiroler Oberland/Daniel Zangerl
Take the plunge in the region’s swimming lakes

Slides, sunbathing areas, indoor pools with wave machines, bubbling whirlpools and steaming saunas – the region has plenty to offer visitors looking to swim and relax. In summer the swimming lake in Ried is popular, while during the winter months there is the adventure pool in Prutz and the indoor pool in Feichten.



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Visitors interested in castles and fortresses will be spoilt for choice in the region around Landeck. Among the most well-known are Schloss Naudersberg, the Grenzfeste Altfinstermünz, Schloss Sigmundsried and the fortresses in Berneck and Laudeck., © Nauders Tourismus
Medieval journey of discovery

Visitors interested in castles and fortresses will be spoilt for choice in the region around Landeck. Among the most well-known are Schloss Naudersberg, the Grenzfeste Altfinstermünz, Schloss Sigmundsried and the fortresses in Berneck and Laudeck.



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From the top of the Karlesjochbahn cable car it is only a short walk to the Dreiländerblick viewing platform. As the name suggests, visitors can see mountains in Austria, Italy and Switzerland from this spectacular vantage point at 3,108m., © Tiroler Oberland/Daniel Zangerl
Cross-border sightseeing at 3,108m

From the top of the Karlesjochbahn cable car it is only a short walk to the Dreiländerblick viewing platform. As the name suggests, visitors can see mountains in Austria, Italy and Switzerland from this spectacular vantage point at 3,108m.



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