Your holiday in Brunico

A gem in the Val Pusteria

This lively town, characterised by its historic core and surrounded by the picturesque natural landscape of South Tyrol’s north, brings together the Pustertal, Ahrntal and Gadertal valleys. The coming together of urban cultural history with the traditions of the people who live there is what characterises the special atmosphere of this town.

Brunico is situated between the Zillertal Alps and the world-renowned Dolomites. A gem of Val Pusteria - as the town is seen by the people of South Tyrol - it offers plenty of variety, energised by numerous events and enjoys a wealth of attractive sights.

The town’s excellent restaurants are popular with all guests, as are the bars, pubs and discos, some of which are hip and take influence from Italian ‘Dolce Vita’.

Brunico is the cultural and also the economic hub of the northern part of South Tyrol – small, yet perfectly formed, boutiques and shops are densely packed in together, providing shopping fun and also tempting you to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the streets and alleys of the town.

With some 15,000 inhabitants Brunico is nonetheless one of the most significant towns in the state. The unique character of this destination has however been formed over the centuries. Arts and crafts in particular have a particular significance here and have, for a long time, enabled the town’s individual reputation to precede it.

Explore Brunico during a relaxing excursion – our hotels in South Tyrol are just a few minutes’ drive from this town in the Alps.

Historic South Tyrol. Your holiday near Brunico

Start out on your excursion in the heart of Brunico and stroll along the alleys in the town. Discover the medieval style and the Marian columns, erected in the 17th century. The Old Town itself has numerous opportunities for enjoying yourself and for shopping.

Inspiring eye-catchers are the Baroque Santo Spirito Church, the gothic Ursuline Church and the Rain Church. The impressive Brunico Castle is certainly a decisive foundation block in the structure of the town. Designed by Bressanone’s Bishop Count Bruno von Wullenstätten, who named the town, today it is a prominent monument which has a giant drawbridge, turrets and state rooms.

The lovely castle also provides an impressive backdrop for the Messner Mountain Museum, an exhibition about the mountain peoples of the world.

For those of you who have an interest in culture we recommend a trip to the Town Museum. Where at one time the post horses stayed, today contemporary modern art adorns the sacred walls. Also pay a visit to the military cemetery in Brunico. Some 800 valiant soldiers, who fell in the First World War have found an idyllic resting place here on the forested southern hillsides of the town.

Stories about life in the mountains are also recounted in the Museum of Popular Art in Teodone with an interesting exhibition which highlights different social ranks, past and current.

With a great deal of culture, shopping fun, a leisurely stop-off and exciting events – that’s your holiday in Brunico.