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Tschars ( Italian : Ciardes ) is a fraction of the municipality of Kastelbell-Tschars in Vinschgau in South Tyrol ( Italy ).

View of Tschars


Tschars is located on the orographic left side of the Etsch Valley at an altitude of approx. 636  m slm. The village is on a hillside at the foot of the Sonnenberg .


First mentioned in 1188 as Sardis , from 1406 as Tschars (dialect: Tschoorsch ). The origin and meaning of the name are not clear. One assumption goes in the direction that the name can be traced back to the Germanic skarda and could mean “terrain torn by erosion”. It is more likely that it has an older Romansh origin, as is the case with most place names in Vinschgau.

Tschars was an independent municipality until 1928. From this point onwards, the surrounding hamlets and fractions were combined to form the municipality of Kastelbell-Tschars.


Worth seeing

  • The section of the Waalwege with the chestnut groves above Tschars is described in hiking guides as worth seeing.
  • Parish Church of St. Martin in Tschars
  • Widum from the late Middle Ages with Gothic vaults
  • Farm building of an abandoned Carthusian monastery from the Renaissance period in a particularly ideal-typical style, today a primary school



  • Vinschgau by Josef Rampold , edition 1997
  • Untervinschgau, South Tyrolean area guide number 34 by Giovanna Koch, 1982

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Coordinates: 46 ° 38 '  N , 10 ° 56'  E