schnalstal karthaus val senales certosa
schnalstal karthaus val senales certosa


The origins of Certosa date back to the construction of a Carthusian monastery in 1326

Certosa, located at 1,323 m a.s.l., harkens back on a lively history. Its origins date back to the year 1326, when a monastery was built in this place, due to the fact that the remote position of this spot of land resulted ideal for a Catholic hermit order. The Carthusians used to love the isolation and had even cells built that are free from daylight. In 1782, the monastery was disbanded, the monks left the monastery and the building was sold to farmers and merchants from the valley. After being devastated by a fire in 1924, the Monte degli Angeli monastery (German: Allerengelberg) was renovated.

The cells can still be visited today. Worth seeing are also the cuisine of the monastery with its mystical signs, the grotto, the remains of the curtain wall and the via Crucis of the ancient cloister, which in summer is often transformed into a well-known exhibition area for local artists.

The intact natural landscape surrounding Certosa is ideal for hiking. Right before Certosa, the Val di Fosse joins the valley basin. This valley offers a series of fabulous hiking destinations. From autumn to May, you can enjoy skiing at the glacier of the Val Senales. This skiing area offers 35 km of ski slopes and 12 lift facilities as well as a ski kindergarden and a ski kinderland.

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