Jaufensteg in Ratschings - Kühe in den Bergen auf der Wiese

Jaufensteg – homely accommodation in Racines, South Tyrol

The Jaufensteg is a cosy, family-run hotel located in the Racines valley, just opposite one of the main local sights: the Gilfenklamm waterfall. Since its early days as an inn back in the 19th century, our hotel has been welcoming scores of hikers and nature lovers to a homely environment combined with attentive service and excellent cuisine. The idyllic surroundings offer the perfect mountain setting for a regenerating holiday, with plenty of leisure opportunities for young and old all year round. There are options to suit every taste, from skiing and sledding on the snow-sure runs of the Racines-Giovo ski area to family-friendly hikes on the local Alpine pastures and challenging high-altitude MTB tours.


Traditional restaurant


Our restaurant

Our restaurant is renowned for its refined cuisine and friendly service. Armin Junior and his team will delight your palate with fresh, home-made traditional delicacies. Whether you are stopping by for a relaxed dinner, a private family party or just a quick snack on your way to the waterfall, you can have your meals served either on the sun terrace or in the snug Tyrolean parlours.



Rooms to feel good in

Our rooms

At the Jaufensteg we like to make sure you enjoy your holiday to the full. The spacious family suites and new double rooms are comfortable retreats with a cosy feel where you can unwind and recharge. The family suites can accommodate up to five guests.


Jaufensteg - Unsere Zimmer

A natural marvel – the Gilfenklamm waterfall

Jaufensteg - Gilfenklamm in Ratschings

The Gilfenklamm

Crystal-clear water thundering through a steep marble gorge – the Gilfenklamm waterfall in Racines is a spectacle with no equal in Europe! The Jaufensteg Hotel & Restaurant are situated right at the exit of the gorge - a convenient base for anyone wishing to visit the area.


On a discovery spree? Use the Racines activCARD

When you check in at the Jaufensteg, you will receive a complimentary Racines activCARD, a guest card that gives you free fares on all public transport in South Tyrol and the Racines-Giovo, Rosskopf and Ladurns lift facilities. Additional benefits include free access to the Gilfenklamm waterfall and free entry to a number of museums in South Tyrol, as well as free participation in selected hikes or guided tours and discounts at shops and establishments taking part in the scheme.