Santa Geltrude is located at 1,519 m asl and is the highest located village of the valley.
Santa Geltrude is the highest located village in of the municipality and is located at 1,519 m asl, only a stone’s throw from the Stelvio national park. Santa Geltrude boasts a lovely little church, which is enthroned on a hill in the village. From this place you can by the way admire a great view, ranging almost to the city of Merano.
The village is also an ideal place for hiking and promenading. The fascinating mountains of the Val d’Ultimo, the Val Martello, Fontana Bianca and the Val di Rabbi are within easy reach.
One of the sights you do not have to miss in your holidays are the century-old larch trees of the Val d’Ultimo. These trees are more than 28 metres high, their perimeter is 8.20 metres. These huge trees grow at the edge of a protective forest at Santa Geltrude at 1,430 m. So far they were considered to be about 2,000 years old and the oldest conifers of Europe. However, according to a thesis drafted at the University of Innsbruck, the larch trees are considered to be 800 years old. No matter how old they really are, the trees are natural monuments that are worth visiting.