9–11 Sept. 2016: Landscapes and Agrarian Land Use in the Euregio Tyrol – South Tyrol – Trentino

Guides: Oliver Bender (IGF, Austria), Kim Schumacher (University of Vechta / University of Hannover, Germany), Rolf Tanner (PH Berne, Switzerland)

Keywords: Land-use change; mountain agriculture; special crops; mountain peak; Euregio



Raschötz Alpe


Non Valley


This excursion into the Italian part of Euregio aims to expand the conference area beyond the Austrian part of Tyrol, to point out the political and spatial interrelations between the historical parts of Tyrol (North and South Tyrol and the Trentino) and to make the participants aware of this European region, its cultural landscape, the situation of rural space and agriculture at different altitudinal levels. Proposed highlights of the excursion are Raschötz Alpe in the Dolomites World Natural Heritage, abandoned and partly revitalized mountain pastures in the region of Lake Molveno, chestnut orchards in Tisens, apple plantations and apple storage in historic mines in the Non Valley, and viticulture in the Adige Valley (itinerary subject to changes!). Geographical information will be provided by Oliver Bender, Kim Schumacher and Rolf Tanner, information on specific items by local guides in situ. On the first evening at the hotel, a member of staff will introduce you to Euregio.

dsc9345***Hotel Penegal is situated at an elevation of 1737 m on Monte Penegal, a peak of the Mendelkamm range, the historic border between German-speaking South Tyrol and Italian-speaking Trentino. Monte Penegal is known in the region for its splendid 360° views across the valley of the river Etsch and the town of Bozen/Bolzano in the east to the Dolomites and across the Nons valley in the west all the way to the massifs of the Brenta and Ortler. It is an ideal point to experience magnificent sunrises or sunsets in the mountains. 

The excursion starts at Friday 9 September, 12:45 from Seefeld. Return to Innsbruck late afternoon or evening on 11 September.

  • EUREGIO Land Tirol kh2 nights at Hotel Penegal (single or double room)
  • breakfast
  • packed lunch
  • dinner (excluding drinks)
  • bus travel
  • funicular
  • excursion guide
  • transfer to Innsbruck airport or Innsbruck main station

The federal state of Tyrol sponsors the excursion. Bus travel will be in a bus of the Innsbruck bus company Rindfleisch.

The necessary minimum number of participants had registered by 30 April 2016, the post-conference excursion will therefore go ahead! Additional places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis (time stamp of payment). Please note! Before registering for the post-conference excursion, please contact the conference office to check availability of places. Once the maximum of 30 participants have registered, any further interested individuals are put on a waiting list. If a registered participant for the excursion has to cancel, costs can only be refunded if that place on the excursion is taken up by a proxy or someone from the waiting list.