Naudersberg was first recorded as the residence of Herr von Nauders in 1239. It was home to a princely court since around 1300, then a castle was built. During the Engadin war under Herzog Siegmund and Kaiser Maximilian 1st, the castle was expanded to include outlying estates, rondelles, round towers and battlements.
Fort Nauders was constructed between 1834 and 1840 on the pass over Reschen near to the Medieval Niklasmauer. It’s an imposing five-storey stone rectangle with arrow slits built to block the road to protect the Inntal Valley from possible troop invasions from Lombardy or the Engadin.
The revitalised Kaiserschützenweg was built during the First World War and leads from Fort Nauders for around 2km, ascending and descending around 500m in altitude, through the woods to the battlements, passing dilapidated posts and rock caverns big enough to explore. There is an informative memorial on the Kaiserschützen at Fort Nauders.
In 1936-1942, the Reschen border saw comprehensive lines of defence, complete with bunkers, command posts, tanks, barracks and supply roads to offer protection from invasion by Hitler’s Germany. The work was continued under the strictest secrecy even after Italy’s official joining of the Allies.
A path into the past begins at Fort Nauders! The old road is steep, reaching the Inn at Finstermünz. There is a small chapel, the old toll house and ‘Sigismundseck’ built by Herzog Sigismund, which looks like it’s been stuck to the rock. In the middle of the Inn, there is an old tower with a wooden bridge.
Samnaun (Switzerland) and Livigno (Italy) are both known for their duty-free shopping. You’ll find many shops full of high-end brands, trends & more.
This spa town in South Tyrol is sure to impress with Alpine-Mediterranean atmosphere. Meran’s Old Town invites you to mooch around its small boutiques and shops. Highlights include the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, the thermal baths and various museums, stately homes and castles.
Markets are still a huge tradition in South Tyrol today. At the rich, varied weekly markets in the Vinschgau, you’ll find local specialities, clothes and traditional goods from local sellers.
In Innsbruck, you’ll find sights such as the Golden Roof, the Imperial Palace, the Hofgarten park and the Alpenzoo. Stroll along Maria-Theresien- Straße through the historic Old Town with views of the gorgeous Alpine panorama.
Swarovski Crystal Worlds is a popular excursion destination near Innsbruck. Artful installations are sure to impress indoors as well as in the expansive gardens. Marvel at the magic of crystals.
Nauders and the Reschenpass region offers a real adrenaline kick for the most courageous. Whether that’s on land, in the water or in the air.
Kite fun at nearby Lake Reschensee, canyoning in wild ravines, rafting in the Inn or drinking in the breathtaking view far over the borders to Italy and Switzerland as you tandem-paraglide at lofty heights.
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In the centre of Nauders, you’ll find our office opposite Sport Penz / the tourist office.
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