Experience the nature awakening in the beautiful Pusteria Valley
South Tyrol is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world to welcome the yearly awakening of nature. In March and April, the nature in Val Pusteria shows its most colourful side. The farm Unterplunerhof overlooks a gorgeous valley that literally disappears under a carpet of blooming cherry trees and alpine meadows. If you choose to spend your holiday in the Pusteria Valley in March or April, you may combine the joys of the cold and the warm seasons. The high mountains are still covered in deep snow, while in the valley the first warm rays of sunshine bring fresh green to the surface. On the farm, it is time to prepare our fields and gardens or – in late spring – to already harvest the first carrots, radishes and strawberries and simply enjoy. Upon request, you may pick fresh aromatic herbs from our garden. Spring is the season of new life in the animal kingdom. Chicks hatch from their eggs, foals neigh in the barn and the calves take their first wobbly steps on pasture.
Spring awakening in the mountains and on the pastures
In March and April, it is probably too early for challenging mountain tours, but the surrounding meadows covered with colourful flowers and fragrant aromatic herbs invite you for long walks. Especially early in the morning, when the entire world is still wonderfully quiet, on isolated hiking trails you may spot chamois and deer in the woods, while foxes and squirrels scurry through the undergrowth. Spring is also the best time to explore the surrounding area and to visit the most interesting places near the village of Chienes. The main attractions include, for example, the lovingly restored Castle Schöneck in Chienes, the impressive Castle Casteldarne in the neighbouring village or the Episcopal city of Bressanone with its historic town centre.