valle-aurina-ahrntalValle Aurina-Ahrntal is the northernmost side valley in South Tyrol and covers an area of 630km². More than 80 mountains over 3000m in altitude tower above this picturesque valley rich in history.
For more than 500 years the area was a hub of copper mining. Today the mining museum in Prettau is one of the valley's main attractions and gives a fascinating insight into life working underground many centuries ago. The journey down into the mine on the original miners' railway is an experience in itself.
Other local highlights include the mineral museum near St. Johann and the Maranathana museum of nativity scenes.