Gais – the entrance to the Kronplatz/Plan de Corones, Bruneck/Brunico and the Taufer Ahrn Valley
Ideal for an active holiday in the Puster Valley
At first glance, Gais seems to be a sleepy village - but be warned: it’s more lively than you think, with its central location and attractive starting point for many excursions by bike, on foot and on skies. By car, you can reach the Ahrn Valley, the town of Bruneck/Brunico and the road into the Upper Puster Valley or Brixen/Bressanone within minutes.
Gais is literally a gateway to the Taufer Valley: the narrow area between Castle Kehlburg and Castle Neuhaus suddenly opens into the Bruneck/Brunico plain. Away from the main road, there are a number of beautiful destinations worth seeing:
More excursions into the surrounding area
- The village jewel is the Parish church, built in Roman architecture, from the end of the 12th Century.
- Castle Neuhaus with its impressive chapel. In 1425, Oswald von Wolkenstein (the last minnesingers) lived here.
- The Gais Cultural Trail is a circular path, which invites you to rest and meditate. Along the way, a number of artists present their works, which represent great personalities who once lived and worked in Gais. These are: the minnesingers Oswald von Wolkenstein, the American poet Ezra Pound, his daughter Mary de Rachewiltz, as well as the Bacher sculptors.
- More than 700 unique firemen helmets from all over the world, covering several eras, are exhibited in the new firemen helmet museum (200 m²).
- The Art weavers Eppacher manufacture products according to traditional methods made of cotton and linen: traditional costume shirts, hand-knitted Sarn jackets, socks, cushions, tablecloths, carpets and much more.
- The natural bathing pond ‘Gaiser Lacke’ guarantees fun and cooling off. Only 200 metres from Hotel Innerhofer.