South Tyrol. Sights to see. Culture & Lifestyle.
History. Town. Country. Mountain. Nature.
Discover South Tyrol and its sights. Get to know the diversity. The special insider tips. The world famous must-see sights. The nature conservation areas and the fabolous fortressesand castles. Your South Tyrol holiday offers you so much beauty. Start your adventure!
Sightseeing in Laatsch
The village idyll offers you a lot: the St. Leonard church and the St. Luzius parish church are well worth to see. In the first one, an imposing winged altarpiece from the 15th century, built by the skilled hands of Hans Schnatterpeck, and the quality frescos on it enchant the fans of Gothic. Culture and nature fans go along the Stundenweg, a trail connecting Engadin in Switzerland with Vinschgau in South Tyrol and leads from Marienberg abbey to St. Johann convent in Val Müstair. The secret of the Stundenweg is to pursue it in peace and sensitivity, which can enable quite a special border crossing. You should also visit the Sandbichler mills, that are set back into operation following careful renovation, as well as the Laatsch Museum exhibiting many tools and utensils from the past.
Meran: the new thermal spa & the botanical garden of Trauttmansdorff Castle
Cultural town and Italian pearl. Meran is incomparably beautiful and attractive: culturally sophisticated, lively, young, fashionable and has a sense for great experiences. Discover it yourself in an hour’s driveaway.
Duty free shopping in Livignio and Samnaun
Something special under special conditions. The unique location of the tri-border region of Switzerland, Italy and Austria tempts for abundant duty-free shopping opportunity for original Italian and international fashion brands in the one-hour’s driveaway ski resorts Livigno and Samnaun.
Take a cabrio or motorbike trip to the highest mountain pass in Italy. When you arrive up high, enjoy the fantastic view, observe the groundhogs and celebrate your arrival in Bormio in Veltlin. Cyclists are also proud to conquer Stilfserjoch, the bike route is a special highlight in August.
Original Farmers’ and Weekly Markets
Market life in South Tyrol is famous and has always been demanded. Locals and guests kindly celebrate their visit to the market on Georgimarkt, „Sealamorkt“, Lootscher Morkt or Bichlmarkt and find rarities, treats and souvenirs.
Glurns – one of the smallest towns of the Alpine region
Take a time travel. Glurns, a town from the Middle Ages, is guarded by three gate towers and picturesque walls all around, which defend the rich heritage of this little town. Enter a new world.
Switzerland: Benedictine convent of St. Johann in Müstair
Cahrlemagne founded this UNESCO World Heritage Site masterpiece of sacred building art. As a witness of Carolingian times, it houses the world’s greatest series of figurative murals from the early Middle Ages.
Marienberg Abbey in Burgeis
The highest Benedictine abbey in Europe rules over Burgeis on a picturesque location at 1.340 m above sea level and is a place to feel tranquillity and the power of prayer. A museum and interesting special exhibitions make your visit complete.
Schluderns with its Churburg and the biggest private armoury
The arcade with its paintings and marble coloums, the armoury with 50 customized armours and the amazing background make the Churburg at Schluderns an exceptional destination.
Advent market Glurns
Pure romanticism. Enjoy Advent in the little Medieval town of Glurns. From 06 to 08 December, the farmers and craftsmen from Obervinschgau, from South Tyrol, from Austria, Switzerland and Germany to an idyllic Advent market. You can discover nice handmade presents and delicious treats. Read more
Marmble and apricot jam in Laas
The marble workshop „Marble and Apricot Jam“ in Laas is a very special event of its kind, during which ten stone sculptors from different countries create unique masterpieces within ten days.
Messner Mountain Museum
Mountain climber Reinhold Messner shows his fascination towards mountains and his culture in an impressive way in one of his five Messner Mountain Museums in Sulden on Ortler and dedicates his exhibition to the topic of ice.
Lake Reschen and its legendary tower
Lake Reschen with its tower belong to the most popular sights in the northern part of South Tyrol. As an artificially created reservoir, it is mostly famous today for the still visible church tower, the sunk parish Alt-Graun.
Climbing to Heaven – the romantic alpine road
Ramble on the paths, that used to take pilgrims, merchants, and knights to their destinations, past romantic chapels, imposing fortresses and picturesque castles.
Bolzano: Ötzimuseum, fruit market and Lauben
Bolzano joints culture, taste, tradition, and active enjoyment in a great way. Discover the world famous Ötzimuseum, the colourful fruit market of Bolzano and the wonderful Lauben street.
An idyll from a picture book awaits you here: Martelltal, which becomes a berryvalley and gourmet paradise during the strawberry season. As a part of the Stilfserjoch national park, it enchants with its uncomparably beautiful scenery and breathtaking diversity, which you can actively discover both in summer and wintertime.