Tips for excursions
Pure nature, culture, & family fun
In South Tyrol the family holidays are always fun for the entire family. The country’s museums know how to pique your curiosity and convey new lessons to small visitors in a playful way. Because the history and traditions of South Tyrol are just as diverse as its nature.
Plan your family trips in the Pustertal Valley comfortable from home. Have a look at our map with tour suggestions.
MUSEUMS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Visit South Tyrol's highest museum on 2275 m above sea level on the Kronplatz, the number one skiing resort in South Tyrol. Located at the top of Mount Kronplatz with its unique views into the Dolomites, the MMM Corones is the final piece in the series of mountain museums of alpinist Reinhold Messner.
The provincial museum for folklore in Dietenheim/Teodone belongs to the ADAC to the most beautiful open-air museums of Europe. The museum is told and shown the life of the aristocrats, peasants and plebeians. A walk through history.
The castle of Taufers/Tures, one of the most beautiful and impressive burg of Tyrol, located in Ahrntal/Val Aurina, is remained a village as they used to be. Interesting for children will definitely be the room of the Ghost and the armory to touch, and to conclude there's the opportunity to walk up to the waterfalls in Taufers/Tures.
Through the hollow you come to the Museum of Mines and you'll discover some works of how the copper was engraved.
The museum shows the history of the wool from the sheep to the finished product as well as the process in ancient times as it is now.
The monastery of Neustift (or abbey of Neustift) is an abbey of the Congregation of the Austrian Augustinian canons in Neustift, near Brixen. The monastery now includes a boarding school for students, a private school, a winery and a convention centre.
Schneeberg is the oldest silver, lead and zinc mine to operate in the Alpine region and has been almost entirely preserved. Explore the world of mining and enjoy a hands-on experience of the entire production chain in a mining operation, revisiting the technical developments that took place over a period of some 800 years.
Three floors of the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology are dedicated to the original finds and story of Ötzi, the Iceman. The exhibition's highlight is a lifelike reconstruction of the Tyrolean Iceman himself.
The MMM Ripa at Bruneck Castle is dedicated to mountain peoples around the world and their culture, their religion and tourism. Museum visitors get to experience the "mountain heritage" in the form of dwellings, videos and encounters.
Rodenegg Castle is one of the country's largest and strongest fortresses. You will certainly be impressed not only by its lofty and unique location but also by the many rooms and cellars within the castle walls.
The Skyscraper is at the top of the Kronplatz. With the new and huge swing you will be launched in the air for 15 meters and you will swing for a few minutes.
With arrows and bows you go through the 3D-Adventure Kids Park in Olang/Valdaora. Who can target better of all?
The Adventure Park in Issing offers several routes to climb with many different heights and degrees of difficulty. Ideal to be reached on foot from the hotel through a small path.
The Klausberg ski and hiking area is the location of the Alpine Roller Coaster, Italy’s longest and most spectacular Alpine roller coaster. It goes 1800 m downhill at 40 km/h. The toboggan run is open all-year-round and offers an adrenaline kick for the entire family.
The covered ice stadium in Brunbeck offers fun on skates in the winter. You can rent skates at the stadium. This is also where our hometown ice hockey club HC Pustertal Wölfe plays their matches.
The right place for those that also want to do some climbing in the winter. The new climbing hall in Brunbeck only just opened last August. The climbing hall offers many different routes of varying difficulties as well as a bouldering room. The equipment can be rented on-site, and they also offer a number of different classes.
A fun highlight in addition to the small toboggan run near the Korer lift at the valley station in Reischbach: Snow tubes! Sliding down the piste in colourful tubes – guaranteed fun!
SIGHTSEEING & SHOPPING
In the town centre at the foot of the Schlossberg lies the Old Town, with its beautiful old buildings and many shops.
This diocesan town is one of the oldest towns in South Tyrol. Besides its many shopping possibilities under the Brixner Lauben, the historical old town is the site of the Brixen cathedral with an adjacent cathedral cloister, the Church of Our Lady and the St John’s Chapel, the Hofburg, as well as numerous other churches and monasteries.
South Tyrol’s most northerly town has a small but exclusive shopping street with great cafés and a pleasant ambiance under the Zwölferturm, the landmark of the city.
It’s the capital and largest city in South Tyrol, and offers anything your heart desires with respect to shopping. On the cultural side the city has many theatres, music, and films to offer.
A spa town and former capital of Tyrol, Meran offers the gardens of the Trautmannsdorff castle, the Tyrol Castle, and the hiking region Meran 2000 and is an ideal destination for a day trip.
Take the time to also visit those smaller towns because they also have beautiful buildings, wonderful façades, and a pleasant atmosphere to offer.