Bruneck combines wonderful characteristics of the region. The Tauferer Ahrntal valley and the Gadertal valley meet in the green Pustertal valley, where the Ahr river flows into the Rienz river. This is where fashionable flair meets true South Tyrolean characteristics reflected in architecture, cultural and leisure activities as well as in the mentality of the locals. Easy to spot are Bruneck castle (located on a wooded hill) and Rainkirche church. If you go through one of the impressive town gates you will find yourself in the midst of a lively town. Small shops next to exclusive boutiques, cafés and enotecas line the long Stadtgasse alley. Bruneck is the beating heart of the Pustertal valley and a vibrant town with vibrant people. In 2009 it was named the best small town in Italy to live in.
Snowy peaks, dense forests, 120 km of pistes, 32 lifts and unlimited skiing - that is what Kronplatz, South Tyrol's most famous skiing area, has to offer. The resort overlooks the town of Bruneck, which is an excellent starting point to explore the Pustertal valley with its extensive network of hiking, mountain bike and cycle trails. Its favourable location, abundant nature, excellent infrastructure and wide selection of accommodation, from cosy B&Bs to stylish five-star hotels, make Bruneck an appealing holiday destination all year round.
Not only the small churches and majestic castles but also the Kronplatz mountain are popular excursions during the warm summer months.
Hiking, mountain biking, paragliding or canyoning – whatever you are into, there are many different ways of exploring the fascinating landscape around Bruneck.
Even when the weather gods are not smiling there is still plenty to do thanks to the many indoor sports facilities.
Those with a head for heights can visit the 250m² climbing hall with its 36 routes and separate boulder area.
The experience swimming pool Cron4 spa and leisure centre with its whirl stream, waterfall and 75m slide is a great excursion for all the family.
It takes skiers and snowboarders just a few minutes to get to the cable cars serving the ski resorts of Kronplatz, Speikboden and Klausberg as well as the whole Dolomiti Superski area.
Cross country skiers are spoilt for choice with the Sportpark Reischach and the Dolomiti Nordicski (Europe's biggest cross-country skiing network) offering well prepared trails for fans of this gentle winter sport.
Winter hiking, snowshoeing, sledding and ice skating on one of the numerous ice rinks in the region are further activities popular with guests of all ages.
Positioned in the heart of Europe, South Tyrol has a good train network, with connecting trains from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Italian Trenitalia, as well as Deutsche Bahn (DB).
Once in South Tyrol, DB/ÖBB train travelers can use the "Anschlussticket Südtirol", a ticket that allows travelling with public transportation to get from the train station to their accommodation and vice versa on their day of arrival/departure.
Train connections to South Tyrol
International railway connections are offered as far as Fortezza-Franzensfeste in South Tyrol-Südtirol. Change there for the local rail line to the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley.
Zughaltestellen finden Sie in:
- San Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen
- Brunico-Bruneck - Nord
- Perca-Percha/Valley Terminal Ried Kronplatz
With Flixbus you can reach South Tyrol via Munich, Innsbruck or Verona several times a day.
► "Südtirol Transfer" – comfortably to your holiday accommodation
If you arrive by train or bus in South Tyrol you can use the "Südtirol Transfer”, a region-wide connection shuttle for the last few kilometres to your accommodation. You can get to your holiday accommodation from the train stations in Bolzano/Bozen, Meran/Merano, Mals/Malles, Brixen/Bressanone, Bruneck/Brunico or Innichen/San Candido, as well as from the ‘Flixbus’ bus stops in Bolzano, Meran or Klausen/Chiusa and after your holiday you will be brought back to the de-sired stop. The group transfer to the South Tyrolean accommodations can be booked online: www.suedtiroltransfer.com/en
► Book your shuttle
Travellers who are interested in using an individual shuttle service or airport transfer, have the possibility to make a reservation via the new booking platform „Book your shuttle“. This way the individual transfer from and to, as well as in South Tyrol, can be booked online easily and quickly.
Arriving from Bolzano and points south:
Take the A22 Brennero Autostrada to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit for state route SS49-E66 (30 km/19 miles from the highway exit to Brunico-Bruneck).
Arriving from Venice and points beyond:
Take the A27 Alemagna Autostrada and continue past Treviso until it ends, then continue on state route SS51 Alemagna toward Tai di Cadore. Continue on the SS51 to Cortina and then to Dobbiaco-Toblach, then take route SS49-E68 to Brunico-Bruneck (63 km/39 miles from Cortina to Brunico).
Arrival from the Brenner Pass, Innsbruck, Austria and points north:
Take the Autostrada Brennero-Brennerautobahn (A22) to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit, then continue along the main highway (SS49-E66) into the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley. The western gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in S. Sigismondo-St. Sigmund near Chienes-Kiens.
Arrival from Lienz, Austria and points east:
You can also reach us from Lienz, Austria and points beyond. You will cross the Austrian-Italian border between Arnbach, Austria and Prato alla Drava-Winnebach, Italy (route B100-E66 in Austria ) and continue on route SS49-E66 in Italy into the Val Pusteria. The eastern gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in Monguelfo-Welsberg.
- In Italy, the autostrada motorway is a toll road.
- Every year from November 15 to April 15, cars and trucks traveling during snowfall, over snow-covered roads, or when there is ice on the roadway are required to use winter tires or snow chains.
South Tyrol’s airport is located near Bolzano-Bozen, about 80 km / 50 mi from Bruneck. Information and connections can be found on www.skyalps.com.
Beyond South Tyrol the nearest international airports are in Innsbruck (Austria) and Munich (Germany) in the north and Venice, Treviso, Verona and Bergamo in the south.
Driving distances from and to Brunico-Bruneck in kilometres/miles:
Airport Innsbruck - INN 105 km - 65 mi
Airport Munich - MUC 302 km - 188 mi
Airport Verona - VRN 223 km - 139 mi
Airport Bergamo - BGY 326 km - 203 mi
Airport Venice - VCE 205 km - 127 mi
Airport Treviso - TSF 195 km - 121 mi
Different shuttle services guarantee the connection from these airports to the respective train stations. From there you can travel to South Tyrol with the trains of Italian Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn DB as well as Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB.
From the airports of Innsbruck, Munich, Verona and Bergamo Alto Adige Bus offers a shuttle service for the onward journey to South Tyrol. This airport shuttle to South Tyrol includes a large number of stops throughout South Tyrol.
Please note that all transport services must be booked in advance and 48 hours before you set off at the very latest.