Cultural & Historical Highlights in South Tyrol

Attractions for Cultural Enthusiasts

The cultural side of the Ridnauntal Valley

The whole Ridnauntal Valley resonates with echoes from the past. From ancient castles to medieval town centers, countless attractions bear witness to the history of this area. Discover the cultural gems of South Tyrol!

South Tyrol Museum of Mining in Ridanna

In Ridanna, you can learn about the hard life of mineworkers and the hard-won extraction of silver, lead and zinc. With the detailed descriptions from local mountain guides, expect an exciting tour into the depths of South Tyrol.

Gilfenklamm Gorge and Waterfall in Vipiteno

Explore the only marble gorge in Europe! The Gilfenklamm is a narrow, evocative canyon located at the head of the Ratschingstal Valley. The footpath leads across several stepped slopes and bridges - an impressive experience, especially for children!

Historic centre of Vipiteno

The Zwölferturm tower, dating back to 1472, is one of the town's main attractions. The ancient houses of the town bear witness to the importance of trade in the Middel Ages. Small boutiques, cozy coffee houses and stylish bars add a contemporary twist to the exquisite town - which is absolutely worth seeing.

Historic Center of Bressanone

The Cathedral, the Hofburg palace with its diocesan museum, the famous medieval arcades... the bishopric town of Bressanone, the third largest town in South Tyrol, has its own peculiar charm that evokes a distant past. 

Kloster Neustift Abbey

Behind the imposing walls of this abbey you will find all sorts of historical treasures as well as interesting architecture. The abbey itself has been one of the jewels of the Eisacktal Valley for centuries: it is mentioned in local chronicles for the first time at the beginning of the 12th century. 

Säben Abbey

Nestled on the impressive Mt. Säben, the Säben Abbey is an imposing buidling which is still inhabited by nuns. The four chruches around the monastery are open to the public.