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Sustainability during vacation

For a more sustainable holiday region

We, as the Tourist Association Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders together with our members, want to promote sustainable tourism in our area. To achieve this goal, we have joined the Turn to Zero community. We want to take action and work on continuous improvements to minimize the greenhouse gas emissions of our destination.

Our daily behaviour has a huge impact on the resource consumption and determines how our area looks like in the future. That’s why we’re taking the first step and are willing to become a more sustainable holiday region!


The United Nations has defined 17 goals (Sustainable Development Goals -in short SDGs) to ensure sustainable development worldwide at the economic, social and ecological levels, which we also seek to implement in our sustainability strategy.

We define measures for the SDGs and set measurable goals:
SDG 2: Zero Hunger & SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production

The holiday region Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders collaborates closely with the local farmers to shorten the transport routes, reduce CO2 emissions, increase agricultural productivity and the income of agricultural workers.

Regional products from regional producers:


In addition, seasonality has a great importance in our holiday region. Each season has its typical products which are transformed into tasty delicacies by our inns.


At the farm market in Klausen, gourmets and food lovers can buy fresh, natural, seasonal food products and typical South Tyrolean products, coming directly from the farms.


The tourist cooperative society collaborates with local merchants and artisans to promote the development of the local trade.

SDG 3: Good health and well-being
Throughout the year, in the holiday region Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders you can enjoy powerful hours in the untouched nature. Discover the beautiful hiking trails and bike routes, or the kilometre-long-cross-country-slopes in the winter months. With a great panoramic view of the Dolomites, you can spend unforgettable moments in the nature. From forest bathing, yoga and Qi Gong at power places in spring, to waterfall or sunrise hikes in summer and Törggele hikes in autumn to snowshoe hikes and adventurous ski tours in the winter: With our experienced guides, you can activate new strengths and recharge your energy.
SDG 4: Quality education
  • The continuing and specific education of our employees and members has a great importance for the sustainable development for the holiday region.
  • The holiday region collaborates closely with local associations to coordinate and promote local educational initiatives.
SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation
Together with our member businesses, we deal with various topics related to the resource of water, whether in memory of the flood catastrophe of Klausen in 1921 or as part of the #refill initiative: in Klausen, Barbian, Feldthurns, Villanders, there are many opportunities where you can refill your bottle with fresh and high-quality mountain water.

SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

In our holiday region, there are also several public e-charging stations for e-vehicles, where you can conveniently charge your e-car, e-bike or e-motorcycle.

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
  • In order to mitigate an overwhelming number of tourists during high season, the Tourist Association promotes the lower season in order to ensure satisfaction and acceptance between residents and tourism development.
  • To involve the younger generation more in the holiday region and to give them the possibility to get some insights into the tourism world, we offer internships to students during the summer months.
SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • We are constantly working on improving the tourist infrastructure and try to create sustainable hiking trails for visitors and locals.
  • In addition, we also have handicraft and industrial businesses as members, with whom we work together on projects such as on cultural promotion.
  • The Chestnut trail is characterised by sustainability. This trail starts from Neustift and leads over 90 km to Vilpian. The trail is varied and peppered with spectacular views. It leads through mixed forests, meadows and fields. The farmers open their Stuben in their guesthouses and offer guests homemade delicacies grown on the farm and fields. During a hike along the Chestnut trail, you can find many regional products in the farm stores.
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Brochures, informative leaflets, and the weekly program are largely printed on eco-friendly paper. The Tourist Association aims to reduce more and more the paper consumption in their offices. We are focusing on creating a paperless communication providing guests with digital information through the Guestnet app.
  • With the guest pass Klausen Card and mobilcard you can use all public transports in Klausen:
    • All regional and regional express trains in South Tyrol and all the way to Trento
    • Regional, urban and Citybus services
    • Cable cars to and from Renon/Ritten, Colle/Kohlern, Meltina/Mölten, Verano/Vöran and Maranza/Meransen
    • The Renon/Ritten light railway and Mendola/Mendel funicular
    • PostAuto Schweiz bus services (811) between Malles/Mals and Müstair in Switzerland
  • Summer hiking bus: Our shuttle bus takes you to themost beautiful hiking areas in the heart of South Tyrol. Enjoy the untouched nature at the Villanderer, Feldthurner, Latzfonser and Barbianer Alm
  • Winter bus: During the winter, every day our shuttle bus brings you from your accommodation the most beautiful ski and winter areas in the Dolomites.

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
We collaborate with local associations, organizations and working groups to create a communication and achieve our goals together.