Nauders is a little town in the South Western part of Tirol and counts about 1.700 inhabitants.
Nauders is located 1.365 metres above sea level and well known as a
popular holiday destination in summer and winter. Most of its citizens
live on agriculture and tourism. Nauders belongs to the Vinschgau
region which is located directly next to the Italian border (Reschen
Pass) and also close to the Swiss border.
If you follow the road from Nauders and pass the Italian border, you
will reach the village of Reschen (Italian Resia) and the Lake Reschen.
In the Lake Reschen you can see the church tower of the former village
"Alt-Graun" which disappeared under the water. Only the church tower
remains of the old village.
The location of Nauders on the Pass Reschen characterized the village
since Roman times. Already in the year 50, an important trade route
leaded from the Roman Empire to the German city of Augsburg. Nauders
was marked on a map from the 2nd century which was found in Egypt as
the Roman road station "Inutrium". In 1150 Nauders was mentioned in a
document as "Nudres".
In 1348 Nauders was depopulated by the pestilence disease, in 1609
buried by an avalanche. A large fire destroyed the town in 1880.
The Catholic church of Nauders counts to one of the oldest in Austria.
The Castle Nauderberg was built in 1200 and mentioned in a document the
first time in 1239. The castle was heavily damaged during the war
between Austria and Switzerland in 1499. The castle is private property
since 1980. There is a restaurant and a museum inside. The museum shows
the life in and around Nauders in former times.
The lost village under the frozen lake.
Only a stone's throw from Nauders.
The construction work of the "Fortress Nauders" started in 1834 and
finnished in 1840. The fortress served as barriere and roadblock to
protect the Inn valley of enemy raids. The fortress is built in rock,
has five floors, and offers space for a bigger garrison. There is a
museum inside the fortress nowadays.
Nauders offers following ski tracks:
- Zirmbahn (2.650 m)
- Tscheyeckbahn (2.700 m)
- Gaislochbahn (2.300 m)
- Larchenhang I (1.700 m)
- Larchenhang II (2.280 m)
- Almlift (2.600 m)
- Goldseelift (2.295 m)
- Ganderbildlift (2.295 m)
- Panoramalift (2.850 m)
- Ideallift (2.170 m)
- Tallift (1.500 m)
- Mutzkopf (1.850 m)
Hotel Post in the centre of Nauders.
A walk in the evening from the main road to the centre of Nauders.
The restaurant on the main road.