Afing | Flaas | Glaning | Nobls
Altitude: 847 metres
Afing lies 10 km far from Jenesien. This hamlet is situated above the entrance to Sarntal.
Afing: the name derives from the Latin word 'avia' that means something like 'isolated place'. With the passing of the centuries the village changed its name. The access road of nowadays has been built only in 1980. Until then you could reach Afing only by the road over Rafenstein and from Jenesien.
Once Afing could be reached only by a very steep and narrow road above Rafenstein. Who comes from or goes to Afing can find the following restaurants on his way: Unterweg (889 metres), Moar (847 metres), Gruber (about 880 metres).
Altitude: 1.357 metres
Flaas is mentioned for the first time in documents that go back to 1186. At that time it is still called 'Valas', that derives probably from the latin 'vall' that means valley.
Flaas is a starting point for wonderful excursions for everyone. Along the path you reach many restaurants where you can have a nutricious snack or eat some typical specialities of South Tyrol:
the restaurant Lanzenschuster Hof (1518 metres), the Leitkeller (1330 metres), the Café Marion (1370 metres), the Jenesier Jöchl (1664 metres).
Altitude: 765 metres
The lovely little curate church consecrated to Saint Martin lies in a green valley, surrounded by big chestnuts.
A common root of the German name 'Glaning' can still be found in the word 'Glan' that in the dialect of the Passeier valley means cranberries. Therefore Glaning, that derives from Glaniga, Glania means 'cranberry place'. In the 16th century Glaning became a pilgrims town.
Also in Glaning there are some restaurants, ideal for a rest during a long walk: the Messner (764 metres), Noafer (760 metres), Plattner (1047 metres). Glaning is an ideal destination for a family trip, especially in summertime and autumn (Törggelen), thanks to its mild climate and closeness to Bozen.
Altitude: 1.270 metres
Nobls is the smallest hewlet of Jenesien.
The German name 'Nobls', already used in 1290, derives from the Latin word for 'maple'. The German word Nobles derives therefore from 'in opulis' (among the maple trees).
Here you can find well situated paths immersed in nature that take to idyllic restaurants and to a wondeful nature that you can't miss. The Locher (1271 metres), Wieser (1386 metres).