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Far away from stress, hectic and mass tourism - Villgratental has preserved its traditions over the course of time. There are no "mega-structures" such as large shopping centres or hotel complexes - accommodation providers here are able to offers guests a family atmosphere.
And just there, at the end of the valley, lies Innervillgraten. Unspoilt nature, fresh air and a comprehensive network of hiking trails that will take you to the highest summits and Alpine pastures are part of the lifestyle here and characterise the village.
The trails will take you as far as Gsiesertal in South Tyrol. Mountain-bike tours up into the mountains or leisurely cycleways in the valley are also on offer - You're spoilt for choice!
The best thing about Villgraten are the high Alpine farmhouses. Once the hay making has finished in the valley, residents of Villgraten go up to the Alpine pastures.
These high Alpine farms however came about because of necessity. The original farms that were set up by the first settlers soon needed to be divided because of the rapid population growth. This was at the expense of their size.
This break up meant that the farmers were, more or less, dependent on extensive (high) Alpine farming. The steep high-altitude mountain pastures - up to 2,500 metres - provided hay. However, hay making was very arduous and required an enormous amount of effort