South Tyrol awaits your visit, with its unique countryside and interesting excursion destinations. Discover our hometown of Neustift and the town of Brixen. Some of the highlights in the area include:
- MMM – Messner Mountain Museums: Reinhold Messner has fulfilled his dream: a mountain museum project in a number of locations. From Neustift, you can get to the MMM of Ripa, MMM Bruneck, MMM Firmian in Bozen and MMM Corones on the Kronplatz quickly and easily.
Franzensfeste: Majestic and massive, towering over the reservoir lake: The Franzensfeste Fortress. The fortress was built from 1833-1839 and was named for Kaiser Franz 1st of Austria. The fortress, at one time the most solid in Europe, never actually “lived” through a battle and was soon to become outdated.
- Archaeological Museum in Bozen: All you could ever need to know about Ötzi the Ice Man, prehistoric findings and the Roman history of South Tyrol in the Archaeological museum in Bozen. Other sights worth seeing in Bozen include the fruit market, the arcade and the Waltherplatz square.
Botanic Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle: Discover the splendour of plants at the botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle above Meran. The gardens were listed among the best-kept in the world just a few years ago, and are one of the most popular destinations in South Tyrol.
- The Gilfenklamm Gorge in Ratschings: At the entrance to the Ratsching Valley, the torrent has a deep gorge carved into the pure white marble. Spectacular wooden bridges provide look-out points over this unique gorge, the only one of its kind in the world.
- Mountain mining world Ridnaun Schneeberg: You will ride through the underground tunnels of the silver, lead and zinc mines of the Schneeberg on the old mining trucks, and experience 800 years of mountain mining with original machinery which is still in working order to this day.