The sunny village of Anras in the Upper Val Pusteria captivates visitors with its idyllic atmosphere and breathtaking views.
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Altitude: 900 - 1,261 metres asl
The idyllic village of Anras lies on the sun terrace of the Upper Val Pusteria, a very charming plateau with great views of the surrounding panorama. The settlements in the village are wide spread from the bottom of the valley until an altitude of 1,200 metres asl. A lot of archaeological findings reveal that the area around Anras has been populated for 2000 years.
Anras offers a lot of leisure activities like tennis, walking, hiking, Nordic walking and cycling in an unspoiled nature far from stress and noise. Already in ancient times the bishops of Bressanone recognised that this area is ideal for recreation and built their summer residence in Anras, Anras Castle. For a time period of two centuries Anras Castle also hosted the regional court.
Today, Anras Castle, carefully restored in 1991, is truly worth to be visited since it hosts a very interesting court museum and is venue for many different exhibitions and concerts.
To those of you who desire to buy some souvenirs, we recommend the so-called “Kornkasten” in Anras Castle, which hosts a farmers’ shop offering hand-made and natural products of the Villgraten valley.