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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!
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!
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!
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 Middle Ages. Small boutiques, cozy coffee houses and stylish bars add a contemporary twist to this exquisite town – which is absolutely worth seeing.
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.
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.
Nestled on the impressive Mt. Säben, the Säben Abbey is an imposing building which is still inhabited by nuns. The four churches around the monastery are open to the public.
Romantic arches, sumptuous halls and Renaissance elements adorn this medieval castle above Ponte Gardena/Waidbruck, which houses the permanent exhibition "Castles – Buildings of History" – well worth a visit!
The Velthurns Castle is a valuable witness dating from the times of the Prince-Bishops of Bressanone/Brixen, and is one of the most beautiful and significant buildings in South Tyrol. It is open to visitors from March to November.
Boasting an authentic medieval atmosphere, Reifenstein Castle is located in Campo di trens/Freienfeld near Vipiteno/Sterzing. Highlights include a keep dating to the 12th century, a knight’s hall from the 15th century, and the Green Hall with its extensive decorative ornamentation.