Welsberg Monguelfo
Welsberg Monguelfo


Where the Val Casies branches off from the Val Pusteria, there is Monguelfo, the chief village of the municipality

The municipality of Monguelfo is located at 1,087 m in the heart of the Val Pusteria. As findings testify, this area has already been settled in the Bronze Age. A Roman trail that leads up to Dobbiaco still today reminds on the Roman castle with settlement. Today Monguelfo has got about 1,500 inhabitants.
Monguelfo is also the seat of the famous Castel Monguelfo, dating back to the 13th century, surveilling the village from a rock spur which falls away sharply on three sides. In summer the antique murals are venue for exhibitions and concerts. A further attraction is the birth place of Paul Troger, one of the main painters of the late Baroque. Some of his pieces of art also adorn the village of Monguelfo: three pieces of art can be observed at the altar of the parish church, one at the seat of a bank building in Monguelfo.

Embedded in a great natural landscape with a fabulous view on the Dolomites, Monguelfo provides great conditions for relaxing holidays. It is by the way also connected to the Val Pusteria cycle track, stretching throughout the entire valley up to Lienz in East Tyrol. The way back can be comfortably done by train. In winter the Val Casies offers 40 km of cross-country ski trails. Moreover the slopes of the Plan de Corones and the valley station at Valdaora are within easy reach.

By the way: also Hugo von Hoffmannsthal and Arthur Schnitzler have chosen Monguelfo as holiday resort.

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