The vacation area of Bruneck includes beside the city of Bruneck the districts
as well as the communities
Riscone-Reischach is located approximately two kilometers (a little more than a mile) above the city of Bruneck and directly at the valley station of the cable cars of the Kronplatz ski area. A variety of leisure time and athletic activities can be indulged in at the Reischach Sports Park. From the golf course, horseback riding stables, indoor swimming pool, and tennis courts to the soccer field, as well as cross country ski trails and an ice rink in the wintertime, pretty much everything is available. This is also the site of the famous sauna and spa adventure world Cron4. An ideal place to be active, but also to relax and enjoy.
The district of S. Giorgio-St. Georgen, which borders Bruneck, lies directly on the Ahr river at the entrance to the Tauferer valley. St. Georgen is in a very quiet location and exudes a cozy atmosphere. Surrounded by the romantic Ahr meadows with a lovely river beach and colorful floral pastures and fields, St. Georgen is an especially popular starting point for strolls and hikes. The village is located directly on the bicycle trail into the Ahrntal valley, a spur of the Pustertal valley bike path.
The small village of Stegona-Stegen is alluring with its carefully tended cultural landscape. This one-time settlement at an ancient bridge with Roman origin was first mentioned in a document in the year 1,000. It is home to the lovely St. Nicholas Church in the Gothic style. The traditional Stegen Market is held every year in the autumn – the largest market in the Alps.
Teodone-Dietenheim is situated to the east of Bruneck and is captivating with its picturesque residences of nobility. The village was first mentioned in the year 1000. The famous Folklore Museum is located here, where customs and traditions of the rural culture of South Tyrol have been collected and made accessible to the public.
The idyllic little village of Villa S. Caterina-Aufhofen offers a lovely view over a colorful carpet of fields over to the city of Bruneck. The intact village centre and the beautiful agricultural landscape are the characteristic views of the locality. Not far from the village is a well-maintained and publicly accessible natural climbing area, where a good many local climbing aces have tried out their first climbs.
Perca-Percha is the site of the Ried valley terminal of the Kronplatz ski mountain, which is also directly connected to the railway station (the Ski Pustertal Express). Above Percha are the earth pyramids, a very special drama of nature. Percha is a good starting point for hikes into the Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park.
S. Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen is located at the entrance to the Val Badia-Gadertal valley and is renowned for its castles (Michelsburg castle and Castel Badia-Sonnenburg castle). The hamlets and outlying areas of St. Lorenzen are picturesque localities with a postcard character. As a result of its having been settled by the Romans, St. Lorenzen is an historically significant place. Excavation sites have brought numerous relics from Roman times to light, which are now housed in the Mansio Sebatum Museum. It is the first museum in South Tyrol that is dedicated to the age of the Romans.
Falzes-Pfalzen lies northwest of Bruneck and is regarded as one of the five sunniest villages in the Pustertal valley. As a result of its ideal location oriented toward the south, it soaks up an especially high number of rays. Starting from Pfalzen and its outlying areas, it is possible to pick up the hiking routes of the Fundres-Pfunders mountains. In Issengo-Issing, a district of Pfalzen, is found the lovely Laghetto d’Issengo-Issinger Weiher pond with the adjacent tight rope course.
The tidy village of Gais is located at 840 m (2,756 ft.) above sea level, and its outlying areas of Montassilone-Tesselberg, Rio Molino-Mühlbach, and Villa Ottone-Uttenheim are not only genuine gems in terms of the landscape – they also have quite a bit to offer in terms of culture. Imposing castles such as Kehlburg and Neuhaus, the Firefighter’s Helmet Museum that is unique throughout the world, and the oldest parish church in all of Tyrol connect the relaxing vacation with a fascinating detour into the history and culture of the land. In addition to a widely varied selection of leisure time activities, nature reigns supreme here for those vacation guests who wish to appreciate it.