Village of Health - Prettau

Prettau (1476m high) with its 600 inhabitants is the northernmost community of Southtirol and includes the two localities, Prettau and Kasern. The village of Prettau grew up around a copper mine (in operation until 1893) hundreds of years ago and so has a rich history. Many historical and strategical border crossings, such as "Birnlücke", the saddles "Heilig-Geist-Jöchl" and "Hundskehl Joch", are located in our community. The old and well used smuggling tracks are nowadays used as hiking tracks. In addition, Prettau is situated in the National Park "Rieserferner-Ahrn", which offers  numerous destinations for the summiteer. Some of These well-known 3.000m high peaks are "Rauchkofel", "Großer Löffler", "Rötspitze" and "Dreiherrenspitze". A visit to the National Park House in Kasern and a side trip to the Copper Mine Museum should not be missed. Here, you can experience a part of the copper mining story as well as visiting the Climatic Gallery for a cure. The Saint Spirit chapel in the valley end is well worth a visit. Make sure you ask the local People about the legend which revolves around the little chapel. They will be very pleased to repeat this history.


As well, you can stock up with food etc at the small grocery shop in Prettau.