In and around Brunico/Bruneck
Brunico/Bruneck and its surrounding area have a lot of culture to offer. Numerous castles and museums are worth a visit all year round and in summer countless traditional festivals take place in Val Pusteria/Pustertal, which offer culinary and musical highlights. Discover Brunico/Bruneck and its surrounding area and get to know the region and people.
Wander through the old town, enjoy the variety-packed theatre programme, the town of Brunico/Bruneck has shopping and much more to offer too. Explore the streets and lanes and take a leisurely stroll. Pop into one of the cafés and restaurants for something to eat or drink and enjoy the culinary aspect of South Tyrol. Discover Brunico/Bruneck in Val Pusteria/Pustertal and enjoy life to the full.
One of the Messner Mountain Museums (MMM), the RIPA, is located at Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck. Here everything revolves around mountain folks from all over the world, their religion, their customs.
In the 2015 another Messner Mountain Museum was added – the MMM Corones was being opened on Plan de Corones/Kronplatz in autumn 2015. Here everything is about the top discipline of mountaineering, conquering the great rock faces.
The Ladin Ćiastel de Tor museum is situated in San Martino in Badia/St. Martin in Thurn and highlights the past and present of the Ladin population in the Dolomites.
Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers offers an interesting museum on the topic of sheep's wool. Immerse yourself in the history of sheep's wool processing and gain insight into spinning and felting.
In Predoi/Prettau you can visit the mine exhibition and go underground. Feel like you're a miner and find out interesting facts and knowledge about mining in South Tyrol.
A museum full of fire brigade helmets can be found in Gais in Valle di Tures ed Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal. Admire the roughly 700 helmets in all colours and shapes, a little highlight especially for children.
The South Tyrolean Provincial Folklore Museum in Teodone/Dietenheim near Brunico/Bruneck provides insight into the lifestyle of South Tyrol's rural and farming population. Find out how they lived and what they lived from back then.
At the Mansio Sebatum museum in San Lorenzo/St. Lorenzen you find everything to do with the Romans and their history of settlement. Find out everything about the Mansio Sebatum road station and admire archaeological finds from the Roman settlement of Sebatum.
Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck, built by the Prince-Bishop Bruno von Kirchberg, originates from the year 1250 and is a very impressive building from the past. It towers on a hill above the town and accommodates the Messner Mountain Museum RIPA.
Castel Casanova/Schloss Neuhaus in Gais in Valle di Tures ed Aurina/Tauferer Ahrntal was built in the 12th century and accommodates a restaurant and hotel today – an interesting building from the past.
Castello di Monguelfo/Schloss Welsperg in Monteguelfo/Welsberg is a medieval castle where numerous concerts and exhibitions take place in the summer. Impressive evenings await you here.
Castello di Tures/Burg Taufers in Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers has something great to offer everyone – an armoury amazes children, art lovers can delight in frescoes by Michael Pacher, gourmets can take a seat in the inner courtyard where the castle tavern is located and cultural events and exhibitions find the perfect, wonderful historical setting here.
Traditional village and church consecration festivals in honour of the church's patron saint take place in many South Tyrolean municipalities throughout the whole year, but mainly in summer. Festivals also take place on the surrounding mountain pastures and in September you can attend the ceremony when the cattle are brought down from the mountains and taste fresh mountain cheese.
In Valle Aurina/Ahrntal you can visit various cheese dairies and find out everything there is to know about cheese making. Taste the different kinds of cheeses and find your favourite cheese.
During Advent, traditional Christmas markets take place in the towns Bolzano/Bozen, Bressanone/Brixen, Brunico/Bruneck, Merano/Meran and Vipiteno/Sterzing in South Tyrol, exuding their charm and lighting up the faces of both children and adults. These impressive stalls with a huge variety of crafts, baked goods and a hefty portion of kitsch should not be missed.
You are spending your holiday at the gateway to the Dolomites – a visit to these breathtaking mountains is definitely worthwhile and kind of a must. Numerous hikes, via ferratas and mountain bike tours await you!
In Terento/Terenten and Plata/Platten near Perca/Percha you can admire genuine miracles of nature – earth pyramids. They are the result of a storm in the 19th century and still ensure looks of amazement from both the young and old today.
There are several nature parks in the surrounding area that are a wonderful excursion for you and your family. Hike through the Fanes-Sennes-Braies/Fanes-Sennes-Prags nature park, the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina/Rieserferner-Ahrn nature park or the Three Peaks nature park.
Family holiday, activity holiday, relaxing holiday
Whichever kind of holiday you are imagining, a family holiday, activity holiday or relaxing holiday, you will definitely find the right holiday deal in Perca/Percha in Val Pusteria/Pustertal.