Nature wakes up a bit earlier in South Tyrolean spring and delights the visitors with a gentle green and fragile blossoms. Summer in the mountains offers endless adventures in heights but also in the juicy green valley. Autumn couldn’t show its colours any better, than on the rivers of the Eisack, enclosed in rugged peaks. In winter the destination is the ski resort Gitschberg Jochtal or the unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. The starting point for adventure all year long is the four-star-superior hotel Milla Montis in Meransen.
Must-see places in
- The Dolomites
- Bruneck in the Pustertal (Valley)
- The big five of Gitschberg Jochtal
- Fane Alm – the original
- Fortress Franzensfeste
- Messner Mountain Museums
95% of the Dolomites are a nature reserve and they fascinate visitors with their breathtaking flora, fauna and cliffs. On the alpine paths you can discover the Word Heritage and gaze in wonder at marvellous landscapes. On foot, by bike, climbing or in the winter season with your ski shoes or touring skis you can take on the adventure.
Over one-thousand years of history can be discovered in the picturesque town of Brixen. You can find culture, cuisine and shopping and be enchanted by the good combination of alpine and Mediterranean flair. Narrow streets, modern cafés and a lot of events lure you into the old town.
Walk into Bruneck through one of its imposing town gates and see the variety one of the most beautiful towns of South Tyrol has to offer. You will find small shops filled by traditional craftmanship as well as fashion brands. Architectural highlights, cultural variety and South Tyrolean way of life charm will make your day in Bruneck something special.
Mountaineers and panorama lovers should look for the Big Five in the hiking region Gitschberg Jochtal on their maps. The peaks Wilde Kreuzspitze, Napfspitze, Seefeldspitz, Gaisjoch and Astjoch ensure a viewpoint that will be remembered.
Do you want to go on a journey through time? If you hike to the Fane Alm in summer, it will feel like you have gone back in time. The cows graze on alpine meadows and the small wooden cabins are strewn everywhere. Hikers will see an alpine village, where they will be encouraged to stop for a refreshment. In the winter season it is possible to arrive with touring skis or ski shoes.
Where the foundation of history makes way for a new way of thinking and a cultural dialogue. Conceived as stronghold to secure the passing of the Alps, it was for a short time a gold bunker. Today it can be visited in its original state, as well as a variety of exhibition of modern art.
A remarkable alpinist, who set new standards and shifted the limit of what was considered possible until then. With his Messner Mountain Museums he has created spaces, which narrate the history of alpinism, mountaineering and the original way of living in South Tyrol through art and historical testimonies.