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S. Martino in Passiria

The mountain village of S. Martino in Passiria (597 m) is a popular holiday destination and is an ideal starting point for excursions to the surrounding mountains. The village is named after its 12th century church and is located between the river Passirio and the Matatz slope and is the largest town in the valley.

Above S. Martino is the Merano High Mountain Trail, a path that leads around the Nature Park Gruppo di Tessa.

An easy and beautiful walk is the walk of 45 minutes to the romantic natural falls at Clava - Kalm (48 mt high, at the beginning of the Clava valley).

The hamlets Saltusio, Sorgente, Clava, Klon, Montaccio and Cresta belong to the municipality of S. Martino.

House of painting
House of painting

S. Martino had a famous school of painting founded in 1719 by the Meran artist Nikolaus Auer. The house with its invaluable murals, available to the artist, is still known today as the "House of the painter". The works of the Painting School of Passiria valley (1719 - 1845) can still be admired nowadays.

S. Martino in Passiria is located along the Passiria valley road and is located 15 km from Merano and 4 km from S. Leonardo.

The Schildhöfe

The "Schildhöfe" (ancient farmsteads of the shield) date back to the 13th Century. Farmers who served the count and knights obtained titles of nobility as remuneration for their work.

The MuseumPasseier

The Museum Passeier is located on the farm of the Tyrolean patriot Andreas Hofer, the Sandhof Inn. The Jaufenburg Castle is part of the Museum.

The Adventure mine Schneeberg Monteneve

The St. Martin am Schneeberg settlement is a former village for miners working at the Schneeberg Monteneve mine and can only be reached on foot. Today the shelter, exhibition and the mine itself document the history of one of the most important lead and zinc mines in Tyrol.


The Ski Resort of Plan can guarantee a large amount of natural snow, and has slopes that cater for all tastes and experience levels.