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Hotel in the Villnöss Valley – here’s what is nearby

South Tyrol’s landscape is remarkably rich in natural and cultural treasures. Some of them are located in the immediate vicinity of the Gnollhof, your hotel in the Villnöss Valley, for example, the Villnöss Dolomites, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the incomparable setting of your hiking or pleasure holiday. They are home to mystical mountain lakes, sunny mountain pastures, and secluded valleys – worthwhile destinations that you can explore all year round from your hotel in the Villnöss Valley. Before or after your break, wellness in Villnöss is when you can relax and enjoy.

That includes the numerous castles, palaces, and museums in the region. Today, they bear witness to the intrepid knights, the powerful bishops, and the life and work of the past. Various village museums, including that of our home village Gufidaun, which is not too far from our hotel in Gufidaun, connect us to our ancestors, to our roots, and to our culture. Learn more about it during your holiday with us at our nature hotel in South Tyrol.

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Hotel in the Villnöss Valley: minutes from the forest spa – Bad Froy

Our family has been writing the history of our hotel in the Eisack Valley since 1888 and is also closely connected to that of Bad Froy. Once a well-known spa set within a forest, its origins date back to an old legend associated with St Theobald, which says: ‘He, a sick hermit, bathed in the water and was healed...’ The chapel of St Theobald was built in his honour. From 1860 to 1980, many guests from near and far came to the spa in search of relaxation. Some of them visited the historic Gnollhof, still a popular hotel in the Villnöss Valley today, for coffee and homemade cake. Today, Bad Froy is a youth centre.

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Gufidaun, the village on seven hills

Our hotel in the Villnöss Valley is located in the sunny village of Gufidaun. Its location is characteristic for the village near Klausen with its almost 500 inhabitants. Various hilltops have shaped the area, giving it the nickname ‘The village on seven hills.’ As early as 4,000 years ago, the Bavarians and the Romans settled this area. From 1027 onwards, Gufidaun was the property of the bishops of Bolzano, Brixen, and Trento, and from 1220, Gufidaun was the judicial seat of the Counts of Thun and Selva-Trostburg. Today, the residences of Coburg and Castle Summersberg are still very well preserved.

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Modern-day witnesses visit the hotel in the Eisack Valley

... and explore its cultural history. Numerous tips for excursions and hiking around Gufidaun and your hotel in the Villnöss Valley offer many diverse features of our region, from wineries and traditional wine taverns to idyllic hamlets and mighty castles.

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