In Strassen in the Upper Val Pusteria a road branches off to the Lesach Valley.
Altitude: 1,098 metres asl
Strassen in the beautiful Upper Val Pusteria is composed of some hamlets, in one of which a road branches off to the Lesach Valley. Not far away from Strassen lies the artificial lake Tassenbach, a very popular destination especially on hot summer days. Its 1.5 km long nature trail provides an insight into the wetland area and bird paradise, which has recently been declared a protected area. Moreover, Strassen is an ideal starting point for a wide range of hiking tours of every difficulty. Also the famous 350 km long Drau cycling trail, leading from South Tyrol in Italy to Maribor in Slovenia, runs past the village.
In winter, Strassen is very popular with skiers since it lies very near to the ski region “Hochpustertaler Bergbahnen“, featuring 55 km of ski slopes. Moreover, Strassen boasts some exciting toboggan runs, 120 km of perfectly groomed cross-country ski runs and of course very romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides in the wonderful winter landscape!
To those of you particularly interested in culture we recommend to visit the Baroque Holy Trinity church with curved dome roof dating back to the 18th century and the Gothic Saint Jacobus church, first mentioned in 1293, with its beautiful frescoes by Leonhard von Scherhauff. Very worth to be visited is also the Roman mile stone (300 AD) under the weeping willow opposite of the municipal office.