US wool, warmth and hiking in the Sarntal

07:25  02 june  2020
07:25  02 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Sarner Toppar are cozy, handmade slippers - and an insult. «Toppar, not a nice word. It used to be said that the people of Sarn were always five years behind, »explains Albert Unterweger in his workshop, whose skylights open up views of alpine meadows and forests in South Tyrol.

Rund um den Durnholzer See führt ein malerischer und familientauglicher Wanderweg. © Photo: Michael Lange / Tourismusverein Sarntal / dpa-tmn A picturesque and family-friendly hiking trail leads around Lake Durnholzer.

Actually it looks progressive. And that despite old machines, one of which is “as old as papa” - 85 years. It was also Josef's father who founded the company as Handweber in 1968, when everyone else stopped. “Sustainability” is the buzzword that Albert Unterweger uses frequently. He patiently explains how he creates Sarner Jangger (jackets), carpets, pillows and much more - popular souvenirs.

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wool from local sheep

Unterweger retrieves a bundle of processed sheep's wool. It feels good, minimally oily. "There is some residual fat in our washing process, which is good for processing," for combing, spinning, knitting and sewing.

The South Tyrolean is proud of his products. "The wool is a gift." In this case from exclusively domestic sheep. "As long as there are people who are aware of this, we can do it." The business is a small niche. The Sarner Jangger has remained traditional in its cut and model.

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Wool is the textile fiber obtained from sheep and other animals, including cashmere and mohair from goats, qiviut from muskoxen, hide and fur clothing from bison, angora from rabbits

The family exports 2000 liters of oil annually to Germany and Austria. Part of it is used in the wellness area of ​​our own company - for example in the “Original Sarntaler mountain pine bath”.

With a pitchfork and rubber boots, Christine Eschgfeller does not look like a conventional beautician. Under the wood overhang in the wild, she places her customers in the material that remains of the pine oil burning. The cozy bed made of needles, twigs and pieces of wood heated by steam is 50 to 60 degrees warm. The smell is somewhere between freshly baked cinnamon rolls and spicy oriental tobacco. The view falls on snow-sprinkled ridges and lush green meadows. Nature wellness in the Sarntal way.

hiking routes in the Sarntal

So much relaxation makes you fit for the mountain, always on the trail. The cable car floats to the Pichlberg mountain station at 2130 meters: the starting point of the Urlesteig. There are buzzing water wheels between mountain pine groves in the mountain stream, ponds can be crossed with the raft, and a mountain pine maze promises adventure.

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Immersed in the Val Sarentino valley, this 4-star hotel features a gourmet restaurant and free wellness centre. This family-owned hotel is located in a small village at the crossing of Bolzano/Bozen- Sarentino / Sarntal motorway and one of the main hiking trails to the north of Bolzano

The circular route around Lake Durnholzer is equally suitable for families: pure nature with a view of the church and alpine flower idyll.

You can also start from the Sarner ski hut at 1618 meters above the Auener Alm with nice guest taverns to the Stoanerne Mandln on the Grosse Reisch, a mountain peak that is a good 2000 meters high. An army of stone figures with an impressive view of the Dolomites is waiting above.

The Sagenweg in Aberstückl is less alpine, but just as varied. Pupils from the local primary school designed the path together with the forest authority and tourism association. Narrow paths, pastures, wooden bridges, waterfalls, scree fields and always lovingly thought out stations to the legendary world of the region.

A very special craftsmanship

Back in the valley, a peacock loudly marks its territory on one of the many picturesque courtyards in the region. Peacock feathers are the starting material for another traditional trade in the Sarntal. In the basement of the family business, loosely strokes a bundle of feathers. "In July and August the peacock loses its feathers, then we or the farmers come and collect them," he explains. Feathers from 80 to 90 centimeters in length are used. Six to eight embroidery threads are made with precision work - the quills. These are then embroidered into fine motifs on cowhide and calf leather products through holes pre-punched with a pointed awl.

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Traditional belt for the price of a small car

«Quill embroidery has been around for about 250 years. We still have the same work technique as we did then, ”says Thaler. The expert points to an opulently embroidered traditional belt. “100 working hours is worth about 5000 euros. If we embroider very elaborately, it can have the price of a small car. » Such belts are status symbols and heirlooms. They are ordered by shooting clubs, music groups and traditional costumes associations. Delivery time of the jewelry: quite two years.

Faster orders for the second main sector of quill stickers - wait around eight weeks for personalized purses or key fobs.

"A busy valley with hard-working people," is how Handweber Albert Unterweger describes his home town of 7,000 inhabitants, the largest municipality in South Tyrol in terms of area. The former seclusion of the Sarntal apparently made its inhabitants inventive and made household resources a premise. Something families can learn from today. It's called sustainability.

info box: Sarntal

Destination: The Sarntal is an approximately 45 km long Alpine valley in South Tyrol between the Penser Joch and the city of Bozen. It lies in the Sarntal Alps of the same name.

addresses: Unterweger wool manufactory, Europastraße 27 / D, 39058 Sarnthein, Italy (Tel .: + 39 / (0) 471 62 00 40, info@unterweger.bz). Experience nature in Eschgfeller, Unterreinswald 17, 39058 Sarntal, Italy (Tel .: + 39 / (0) 471 62 51 38, email: info@eschgfeller.eu). Feather keel embroidery Thaler, Rohrerstrasse 41, 39058 Sarnthein, Italy (Tel .: + 39 / (0) 471 62 32 58, email: info@federkielstickerei.com). Check the opening times again before the visit.

information: Sarntal Tourist Office, Kirchplatz 9, 39058 Sarnthein, Italy (Tel .: + 39 / (0) 471 62 30 91, info@saroTal.com, www.saroTal.com).

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