Latsch - Martell
Latsch lies in the heart of the Vinschgau Valley, Europe's orchard, between the Ortles and the Ötztaler Alps, near the Stilfserjoch National Park and Meran (25 km). The Latsch area has the largest number of fortresses and castles in the whole valley. It is also considered one of the sunniest areas of South Tyrol and the town with the highest per-capita production of fruit.
The local inhabitants are proud of their land, but they do not like to speak much about it. They are reserved and peaceful people that welcome guests with warm-hearted hospitality. There are many trails for marvellous excursions leading you into the heart of the Alps. Traditional inns and taverns serve delicious local specialties. A unique opportunity to seek mountain dairy farms, walk along the "Waalwege", the trails along the ancient irrigation channels or discover monuments of great historical and cultural interest.
Three castel complexes, six stone castles, fifteen churches, countless bicycle and hike trails and nature aplenty. The Latsch district comprising Latsch, Goldrain, Morter and Tarsch offers holidays in the very true sense of the word. Martell and the Stilfserjoch National Park are also a short trip away. The Martell Valley extends right up to the Cevedale Glacier (3.769 m) and speaking of altitudes, the valley is also Europe's highest located strawberry cultivation district.