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Holiday areas / Ahrntal Valley / Cadipietra/Steinhaus in Aurina Valley

Holidays in Cadipietra/Steinhaus in Aurina Valley

Steinhaus is the main village in the Ahrntal Valley, A small, enchanting village at the bottom of the Klausberg ski resort.

In the nearby village of Prettau miners were looking for copper ore in the Middle Ages. For more than 5 centuries mining considerably contributed to the growth of the entire valley and the village. Since then, a Mining Museum has been opened in the former grain and food storage warehouse, and informs visitors about the hard work of miners. The Prettau Mines with their tunnel train can be reached within 10 minutes.

The landscape surrounding Steinhaus has many things to discover: the Klausberg hiking paradise with Klaussee Lake, can be reached directly with the cable cars leaving in the village centre, the vast hiking paths leading through the Durreck Mountain Group and the Zillertal Alps, or the end of the valley in Prettau with traditional huts and a place of pilgrimage, and the splendid panoramic round view of 80 mountains of over 3,000 metres in height.

Not to be missed - the copper-red houses in the village centre of Steinhaus. These are the buildings of the former copper mines in Prettau. For centuries Steinhaus was the administration centre of the Prettau mines. Today, the town hall of the Ahrntal community is located in the former factor house.

However, there are numerous other sights in the surrounding areas like the Minerals Museum, the Crib Museum, the imposing Taufers Castle, the Nature Park House in Kasern or Sand in Taufers, and others.

In winter you can reach high altitudes with the Klausberg and Speikboden cable cars and enjoy perfectly groomed slopes, traditional huts and plenty of après ski. Klausberg is ideal for sledging, even by night. Cross-country skiers find a vast and snow-safe net of cross-country tracks for skaters and classic style cross-country skiers in Kasern.