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Information Vent
Venterstr. 28
A- 6458 Vent , Austria

Tel.: +43(57200)260
Fax: +43(57200)261

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Main season:
Monday - Saturday:
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3pm - 6pm

Low season (from October until December, from mid-April until mid-June):
Monday - Friday
8am to noon
2pm - 6pm

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Hunters & Herdsmen in Vent

"Hohler Stein" 2050m
About 20m below the ground many findings were excavated, among them the remnants of two fireplaces.

Vent Tirol
Ancient hunters´ camp
As archeological findings have shown this camp dates from 7600 BC.

The camp is located on a terrace an elevation of 1950m above sea level, where the valleys of Niedertal and Rofantal meet. These two valleys probably served as natural borders of extensive hunting grounds that reached up to the main Alpine chain.

Sheep Trailing

A century-old tradition

Vent Tirol
In mid June, 2,000 - 3,000 sheep are driven down from their summer pastures via the Hochjoch and Niederjoch saddles from the Schnalstal valley (Val Senales) to Vent.

In September, they return on the same route to their South-Tirolean farms.

Overnight facilities:
Martin Busch Hütte hut: phone: 0043 5254 8130, fax: 8130 50, e-mail: Vent@netway.at

Similaun Hütte hut: phone: 0043 5254 8119, fax: 81194, e-mail: info@vent-hotel-post.com

Open from mid June till the end of September and from mid March till mid May.

Contact:
Konrad Götsch
Phone: 0039 0473 669659
Schnalstal/Italy

Archaeological hiking trails

Hiking trails with copper signposts refer to important sites of discovery

Vent Tirol
15 marked hiking trails in Vent/Schnalstal (Val Senales)/Vinschgau (Val Venosta) and Passeiertal (Val Passiria) illustrate the unwritten history of Mesolithic hunters, of Neolithic and Chalcolithic farmers and of the Bronze and Ice Age.


Information and brochures "Archäologische Wanderwege":
Dr. Hans Haid
Roale im Ventertal
A-6450 Sölden

Phone: 0043 5254 2733
E-mail: haid.roale@netway

Internet:
www.cultura.at/haid
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