Nauders is located in the tri-border region Italy-Austria-Switzerland.
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Altitude: 1,400 m asl
Nauders is located on a sunny plateau between Finstermünz pass/Switzerland and Passo Resia/Italy and can look back on a long history. Already in Bronce Age, Passo Resia had been crossed and the first settlement had been built. The name of the village is of Roman origin, the emblem illustrates two fish, attributable to Kuno knight of Nauders (13th century) and Konrad Vischer (16th century), nurse at Naudersberg, both of which had a fish on their emblem.
Its unique location, however, points out that in the surroundings there must be some high mounain peaks… and that’s true! One of the most popular hiking trails takes you to the tri-border landmark below Piz Lad and this is where the boarders coincide. But the list is much longer: the Nauders high path, the Teifer summer path and a hike to the Kompatschhof farm are only some possibilities. For mountain bikers, there is a 600 km long network of MTB trails. And there is also a large number of curves, which make motorbikers’ hearts leap for joy. Day trips to Switzerland and South Tyrol/Italy will enchant you.
Also in winter the position of the village is highly beneficial. The skiing area Bergkastel in Nauders takes you on 2,850 m asl, where you can enjoy a unique panorama. Together with the skiing areas Belpiano and Malga Haider on the Italian side, this results in a total of 120 km of well groomed ski slopes. For your kids there is the “Nauderix Children’s park”, whereas snowboarders can look forward to a new funpark, which has even been honoured by “Snowboard Mystery”. Par for the course regarding this offer!
Our recommendation: beside the Finstermünz pass and Passo Resia, there are a number of other popular destinations like for example Passo dello Stelvio (2,780 m asl), Kaunertal Glacier (2,600 m asl), Passo del Rombo (2,500 m asl), Umbrail pass (2,600 m asl) and the Silvretta alpine road.