Nauders is a perfectly picturesque village upon the border of Austria and Tyrol. According to which weather the seasons embrace the earth with, Nauders can be a winter wonderland or a scenic and sunny spot. A dramatic ring of mountains borders the town, providing the quaint houses and skyward church spires with an impressive back drop. The town’s close proximity to the Italian border means culture, cuisine and architecture enjoys a distinctly Mediterranean influence, which gives Nauders an imitable and inspiring ambience.
As the region’s most visited monument, the Muhlenkapelle Chapel should feature highly on any Austrian itinerary. An unostentatious exterior invites guests to observe the astounding altar, upon which Madonna holds the body of Christ in her arms.
Another truly fascinating sight that Nauders boasts in the Nauders Fort, a stolid and stately structure that dates back to the 19th century. Built in order to protect Austria’s southern border, the flagrant fortress evokes a palpable past of bloody battles and turbulent turmoil.
Within the stiff stone walls of the Naudersberg Schloss is a fascinating museum that transports visitors back to the illustrious past. Excellent exhibitions speak articulately of turbulent times in which the region needed to be defended from attackers and ancient relics exude an air of ancient mystery.
After exploring the mysterious depths of Nauder’s castle, satisfy and appetite for Austrian authenticity at the restaurant Scloss Naudersberg. A sleek and stylish restaurant serves regional delicacies that include indulgent cheese fondue and sumptuous platters of creamy cheese and succulent meat slices. (Restaurant-Café Schloß Naudersberg, Alte Straße, 16543 Nauders, Austria)