3 km east of Prutz is Kauns situated on a sunny plateau 1050 m above sea level. Thanks to its sunny location Kauns enjoys warm and pleasant climatic conditions which is the reason for calling Kauns "Tirol's second Meran".
Kauns is the starting point for many wonderful hiking tours and excursions, e. g. to Aifneralm, Aifner Spitze, Pillerhöhe, Gacher Blick, Falpaus.
There's a lot to discover in Kauns.
On a rock at the entrance of the Kaunertal valley is Burg Berneck castle situated. In summer you can take a guided tour through the castle on Fri and Sat, at 10am and 11am.