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Sights in Anterselva – Art, culture and natural landmarks

Lake Anterselva, the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, the Passo Stalle mountain pass, historic ruins and chapels

The most beautiful attractions and trip destinations in Rasun di Sotto, Rasun di Sopra, Anterselva di Sotto, Anterselva di Mezzo and Anterselva di Sopra

Valle di Anterselva also has a lot to offer visitors interested in art and culture. In addition to breathtaking natural landmarks, there are various churches and chapels as well as historic ruins and monuments reminiscent of times gone by.


Lake Anterselva is located at 1,650 m, at the end of Valle di Anterselva and at the foot of the Vedrette di Ries mountain group within the Vedrette di Ries - Aurina Nature Park. Not only is it one of the most stunning mountain lakes in South Tyrol, but also one of the largest. A nature trail leads around the lake with interesting information about the flora and fauna of the area.

The Passo Stalle mountain pass is situated at the end of the valley at 2,050 m and connects Valle di Anterselva with the East Tyrolean Defreggental. It forms the border between Italy and Austria and separates the Vedrette di Ries group from the Defregg Alps. Lake Obersee, which is situated at the Passo Stalle mountain pass, is a popular destination for trips.

The Vedrette di Ries-Aurina Nature Park, which encompasses an area of 31,320 ha, stretches out over the Vedrette di Ries group and the Alpi Aurine. Rasun-Anterselva is one of the 6 municipalities included in the nature park. There is an entire room dedicated to the Vedrette di Ries - Aurina Nature Park in the Tourist Information Centre of Anterselva di Mezzo.

The South Tyrol Biathlon Centre Arena Alto Adige in Anterselva is situated at the foot of the Vedrette di Ries mountain group and very close to Lake Anterselva. The Biathlon World Cup takes place there each year, where biathlon enthusiasts from all over the world bring the arena to life. In 2020, Anterselva will host the Biathlon World Championships for the sixth time. The Biathlon Centre is also open to the public in summer.

The “Wegerkeller” (1696) at the Santeshotel Wegerhof and the Wirtsstube restaurant at the Bruggerwirt Hotel (1835) in Anterselva di Mezzo are listed buildings and are definitely worth a visit.

The Church of St. Walburga in Anterselva di Sotto was built in the gothic style in the 15th century and was extended in 1954.

Also of note is the Church of St. Giorgio in Anterselva di Mezzo, which, in 1798, was converted into the baroque church that still stands today. It is believed that a church from around the year 1000 existed there before this.

The construction of a new bridge over the Anterselva river has made the restoration of the historic bridge in Rasun possible. It is a testament to modern road construction and has been awarded the prestigious  "Premio Architettura Città di Oderzo 2012” architectural prize.

The Rasun Vecchia Castle, now ruins, was built around 1200, south-east of Rasun di Sotto by the lords of Rasun. Parts of the rectangular tower, sections of the castle walls and the curtain wall surrounding the courtyard, can still be seen.

The Rasun Nuova Castle, now ruins, was also built by the lords of Rasun around 1200. The castle walls have been fully restored and can be viewed by the public.