Lajen/Laion, a sunny high-altitude terrace situated at 1,100 meters above sea-level, between vineyards and Alpine meadows, is an idyllic vacation spot with magnificent vistas. The panorama of the Dolomites, the Langkofel / Sasso Lungo, the Sella Group, and the Schlern/Sciliar will take your breath away. The number of hiking trails and look-out spots is countless. And Lajen/Laion also has an artistic aspect insofar as it is believed that the famous Middle High German ballad-singer Walther von der Vogelweide was born in the hamlet of Ried/Novale, on the Vogelweid farmstead.