The sights in Val Pusteria/Pustertal and others
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There are lots of sights in Val Pusteria/Pustertal and South Tyrol and Hotel Lodenwirt is the ideal starting point to explore all of them. And if you’re not staying here overnight but are just travelling through Val Pusteria/Pustertal it’s worth stopping at our first-class restaurant or bar with tempting cakes and more.
You have several options for getting to know South Tyrol’s diversity from our hotel. You use public transport totally free of charge from May to November thanks to the Almencard PLUS.
Bergila mountain pine oil distillery
The power of South Tyrolean nature – at the traditional Bergila company with mountain pine oil distillery and herb garden you find out everything about the natural healing power of plants and how they are processed into outstanding products. You can of course also buy products in the shop for yourself or loved ones at home.
South Tyrol's towns Brunico/Bruneck and Bressanone/Brixen
South Tyrol’s romantic towns Bressanone/Brixen and Brunico/Bruneck are just a stone’s throw away from the Lodenwirt and offer all kinds of sights. The Episcopal town of Bressanone/Brixen is considered to be Tyrol’s oldest town and is famous for its picturesque cathedral with wonderful cloister. The medieval town of Brunico/Bruneck has a fantastic shopping area with boutiques and traditional shops and the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa is also accommodated here in Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck. Other South Tyrolean towns worth seeing are the artists’ town of Chiusa/Klausen and the Fugger dynasty town of Vitipeno/Sterzing in Valle Isarco/Eisacktal.
Messner Mountain Museum
The star Alpinist Reinhold Messner has created a memorial to himself and his beloved mountains in six museums. The museums are spread throughout South Tyrol and in the province of Belluno and are dedicated to different themes. There are no less than two of the popular museums in Brunico/Bruneck, the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa at Castello di Brunico/Schloss Bruneck that picks up on the topic of mountain folks all over the world and the latest Messner Mountain Museum Corones that is situated in and on the plateau of Plan de Corones/Kronplatz’ peak. The architecture by the star architect Zaha Hadid is impressive but the preparation of the theme of classic Alpinism in the museum is also captivating.
Castello di Tures/Burg Taufers and the Riva/Reinbach waterfalls
One of South Tyrol’s best preserved castles towers above the village of Campo Tures/Sand in Taufers and can be visited with or without a guided tour. More than 20 authentically furnished rooms, such as the “Rittersaal”, library or torture chamber and various exhibitions can be visited. After a short hike from Castello di Tures/Burg Taufers you reach the Riva/Reinbach waterfalls – very imposing and one of the top sights in Val Pusteria/Pustertal and the whole of South Tyrol.
the deluxe Dolomites
You don’t have to drive far to take fantastic hikes during your holiday in Val Pusteria/Pustertal, but once you have discovered the Dolomites for yourself you won’t be able to get enough of them. Which is why we recommend the most beautiful spots to you where you will simply be amazed: Three Peaks, Lago di Braies/Pragser Wildsee, Alta Badia/Hochabtei, the Fanes-Sennes-Braies/Fanes-Sennes-Prags nature park, Funes/Villnöss and the Odle/Geisler peaks ... you will love them!
Ötzi, the Ice Man
You can admire the unique “Ötzi” glacier mummy at the archaeology museum in Bolzano/Bozen and find out everything about the ice man’s life during the Stone Age and his icy end in today’s Ötztal Alps. This visit is a must for all holidaymakers in South Tyrol and can be perfectly combined with a visit to the regional capital of Bolzano/Bozen.
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The impressive Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle are a fragrant world of colours and smells that impresses all ages. Roughly 80 different garden landscapes are nestled around Empress Sisi’s former holiday residence. Sisi fans can continue following the Empress’ footsteps in the Mediterranean spa town of Merano/Meran – the promenades around the grand Kurhaus in particular are considered to be really worth seeing.