Sights in Wipptal Valley – South Tyrol

  • The place of pilgrimage Maria Trens with its Gothic church dates back to the year 1498. It is said that a farmer had found a wooden Virgin Mary statue under a mudslide and that he had brought it home. On the next day the statue had disappeared and miraculously got back to the place where it had been discovered. So the place of pilgrimage Maria Trens was born. Even today many people implore the help of Our Lady (the wooden sculpture of the standing Virgin Mary with Child of the year 1470). Innumerate votive pictures in the church thank for healing, relief and strengthening in times of need.
  • The historic town of Sterzing with the Zwölferturm Tower, the Multschler Museum, the historic city hall are surely worth paying a visit.
  • Wolfsthurn Castle in Mareit offers an interesting insight into the history of hunting and fishing in South Tyrol.
  • Raifenstein Castle can be visited from April until October.
  • Brixen is the oldest town of Tyrol. The baroque Cathedral and the medieval arcades characterize the lovely town.
  • The Monastery of Neustift close to Brixen was founded in 1142 by the Bishop Hartmann. The library, the historic laid-out herb garden, the cloister, the miraculous fountain (showing the seven wonders of the ancient world) and the most northern wine growing area of Italy is an attractive excursion destination for the whole family.
  • Every year the Ötzi Museum, with the more than 5000 years old glacier mummy of the Hauslabjoch, attracts a lot of visitors.
  • In Meran you have the possibility to visit the Turiseum, which permits to have an insight into the history of tourism in South Tyrol. With a combined ticket you also have the possibility to stroll through the fascinating gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

As you see, you will never be bored here!