The historical village of Parcines/Partschins lies on a sunny south-facing mountain slope in the Texelgruppe Nature Park, where the Vinschgau Valley and the Merano/Meran districts meet. The picturesque landscape surrounding the village is dotted with old farmhouses and manors. Most notable of these is Stachelburg Castle, a typical 13th Century Tyrolean fortress.
In the background, the high mountains of the Texelgruppe mountain range rise up to over 3,000 m, sheltering Parcines from the northern winds. To the South beneath the Texelgruppe Nature Park, are sprawling fruit orchards and vineyards crossed with hiking trails.
The spectacular landscape and historical and cultural features are a major tourist attraction. Foremost among these are the Parcines Waterfall, plunging almost 100 m. In Parcines itself, the old village center and Typewriter Museum are worth a visit. Various hiking trails start out from the village, including the walk through the meadows following the old irrigation channels on the Meraner Waalrunde Circuit Trail or leading straight to the spa town of Merano.