With Katharina Lanz and the battle of Spinga, the sun-drenched mountain village high above the Isarco and Pusteria valleys went down in history
Spinga, this is how the little, sunny village at 1,105 m high above the Valle Isarco and Pusteria, is called. It has got some 290 inhabitants and has been mentioned for the first time in 1174. However, much later in time, it went down in history by a fight, the battle of Spinga.
In the battle of Spinga, Tyrolean Schuetzen fought against the troupes of Napoleon. The hero of this battle was a girl of Spinga, called Katharina Lanz, who still today is illustrated with a hay barn. This is how she defended her home-town from the mural of the cemetery.
Further testimonies of the past is the S. Rupert parish church and a grave chapel of the 17th century. A hero's monument as well as a bunker, that can be visited, are also worth seeing.
Hiking, mountain biking, winter walks or snow-shoeing... the Rifugio Anratter in Spinga is open the whole year round. In two years to follow, this mountain hut has been elected the most popular mountain refuge of the holiday area. By the way, for the little ones it also offers a petting zoo, and there is a sun terrace for adults.