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The sights in Brunico and environs – our favourite highlights

Insider tips for your holidays in South Tyrol

Located in the heart of the Val Pusteria/Pustertal valley, between the villages of Chienes/Kiens and San Sigismondo/St. Sigmund, the Bonfanti Design Hotel is the perfect base for sightseeing as well as practising sports. We have compiled a list of the must-see attractions in and around Brunico/Bruneck. If you would like to know more, our reception staff will be delighted to provide further information.

Castle Brunico
This castle, built in 1251, sits on a hilltop above Brunico and is easily accessible from the town centre. Its main features include the courtyard and circular tower, the bishop’s rooms and the chapel. The castle houses one of the six Messner Mountain Museums, which is dedicated to mountain peoples.

Messner Mountain Museum Plan de Corones
The other Messner Mountain Museum in the Val Pusteria/Pustertal valley sits on the top of Mt. Plan de Corones (2,275m above sea level). It houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to traditional mountaineering. The museum and its observation platform were conceived by South Tyrolean mountaineer Reinhold Messner as “a peaceful retreat in which to wind down”. The architecture of the building blends in with the surrounding nature and is an integral part of the exhibition in itself.

Bergila is a family-run company that produces premium quality essential oils. Its premises are in Issengo, approximately 3km away from our hotel in Chienes/Kiens. For more than a century now the company has been processing organic plants and herbs using traditional artisanal distillation techniques. Take a free tour of the factory to see how their excellent mountain pine oil is produced.

Lodenwelt in Vandoies
Inaugurated in Vandoies in 2000, the Lodenwelt complex houses an interactive museum, a sheep enclosure, a Loden factory, a shopping area, and a restaurant. Visit the museum for interesting insights into the world of South Tyrolean craftsmanship and the production of Loden, a precious fabric made from sheep’s wool.