Attractions in South Tyrol
The monastery rises above the town of Chiusa/Klausen on the so called Holy Mountain, and can be reached along the Säben walk in about 40 minutes. The Benedictine nuns live in seclusion, and therefore the monastery itself is not open to visitors. However, the churches and chapel of the monastery may be visited. It is worth visiting especially for its archaeological, historical and artistic characteristics.
In the town of Bressanone, only a 20-minute bus ride away, has been located the bishop's residence since the 6th century. The Cathedral is the most important sacred building of South Tyrol, and worth a visit. Impressive is also with its 84 registers and 3335 pipes. The Romanesque-Gothic cloister, dating back to pre-Roman times, is perhaps one of the most important artistic monuments of South Tyrol.
A breathtaking spectacle build by nature are the stunning waterfalls of Barbiano. Hiking along a romantic path allows you to arrive up to the upper waterfall. Along the trail, you may get to know also the healing power of Kneipp applications.
The Earth Pyramids of Renon
The Renon cable car (free with our ChiusaCard) offers not only great views over the city of Bolzano, but takes you also nearer to the most beautiful earth pyramids in Europe. Formed over thousands of years. those extraordinary natural phenomena are to be found in several locations on the plateau.
Silver Mine Villandro
The Villandro Silver Mine was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century.
The mine was one of the most important ones of Tyrol in the Middle Ages. A lot of different hiking trails lead to the old mine, which can be visited by adults and children during a guided tour.
Messner Mountain Museum
The famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner created six museums located in Alto Adige/Südtirol and Belluno and dedicated them to the mountains and their people. The visit of the museum is a fantastic experience and especially recommended with great weather.
Mining World Ridnaun Schneeberg
The Ridanna Schneeberg Mine is one of the oldest working mines and is still almost entirely preserved. Many working machines are still working and visitors will experience the entire production process of a mine as well as its technical development over a period of 800 years.
Abbazia di Novacella/Kloster Neustift
The monastery is a place dedicated to the praise of God and the people. You may take part in guided tours through the monastery and wine tastings.
The Velturno Castle is one of the most impressive relics of the Bressanone/Brixen prince bishops, and as cultural monument it is of great importance.
Reach mount Rasciesa in just 8 minutes from Ortisei with the funicular. The natural landscape is impressive and you can admire the Sella group, the Marmolada, the Sassolungo/Langkofel and the Sciliar/Schlern.
There are still many other spectacles of nature and impressive buildings to be visited in the beautiful South Tyrol.
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