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Excursions, adventure and the extraordinary on your holiday to the Puster Valley

Do something different for your mind on holiday. There is a world of exciting, varied and impressive destinations in the heart of the idyllic Dolomites. Visit nearby town centres, natural monuments, cultural sites and lifestyle spots with your own car or, even better, on public transport with our free HolidayPass Premium travel card. Tourists pick the Puster Valley for a holiday as they don’t have to decide between culture, history and sensational adventures: South Tyrol has it all. Here are a few choice suggestions:

City tours and shopping trips

  • Bruneck Old Town: enchanting shops and cafés line cobbled streets – perfect for a shopping trip
  • World of Loden: Learn about local culture on holiday in the Puster Valley at the Loden Museum and adjacent cheese dairy
  • Bishopric of Brixen: Alongside the highest-ranking church in South Tyrol, you will find an Old Town with picturesque narrow alleyways and arcades here
  • Fugger city of Vipiteno: Its historic centre with its steeped gables and Medieval bay windows is extremely beautiful
  • Bolzano, the state capital: Tourists from all over the world love our 5,000-year-old Ötzi the Iceman at the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
  • Spa town of Merano: Don’t forget to visit Trauttmansdorff Castle for the plant life in its gardens, which are famous far beyond the city itself
  • MMM Ripa: Reinhold Messner’s museum at Bruneck Castle, once the summer residence of the prince bishops, is dedicated to the lives of mountain peoples from all over the world
  • MMM Corones: Reinhold Messner’s museum on the Kronplatz tells historic tales and sheds light on triumphs and tragedies from 250 years of alpine sport
  • Taufers Castle: The well-preserved castle, which once policed access to the Ahrntal valley with battlements and dungeons, is now devoted to the Middle Ages
  • Show Mine of Prettau: Take the mine train to the educational nature trail and climatic gallery
  • South Tyrolean Folklore Museum in Dietenheim: Learn how day labourers and country aristocrats once lived here on your holiday to the Puster Valley
  • Museum Mansio Sebatum: The day-to-day events of a historic Roman mansio (official stopping place on Roman roads) is brought to life in St. Lorenzen

Astounding nature

  • Earth Pyramids in Percha: They balance stones on top of one another and change colour throughout the day, from a sunny yellow to a light grey
  • The Altfasstal valley near Meransen: The high-quality hiking routes make for a worthwhile day trip both in summer and in winter
  • The Fane Alpine village: Get fit in the great outdoors on a hike to the Fane Alm mountain pasture, with ancient picturesque farmsteads lining the route
  • Braies Lake: Unforgettable mountain panoramas await at the protected natural monument, which you can easily walk around in an afternoon
  • Mill Trail in Terenten: It takes hikers past historic corn mills and is a beautiful route suitable for even the youngest family members
  • Orchid World in Gargazon: A feast for the senses that encourages you to feel, smell and marvel at the orchids

Family fun on your holiday in the Puster Valley

  • Klausberg: Life-size prehistoric greats such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex await you and your family alongside the summer toboggan run on the Klausberg mountain
  • Haunold dwarf park: Presenting life in miniature, with rustic tree houses, adorable forest huts and a summer toboggan run
  • Olperl’s Nature Park: Feel mountain hay, slate sand and moss under your feet on the “Barefoot Trail” in Vierschach
  • Sillian Wichtelpark: All the little ones love it here in the enchanted forest dotted with imp playgrounds and a tree top ropes course
  • Kids World Olang: A forest playground, the water and climbing world and a gigantic 56-metre long slide are the attractions here
  • Rossbühel in Montal: The little ones can really run wild at the playground here on your holiday to the Puster Valley

Adventure and relaxation

  • CRON4 spa paradise: boasts huge indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Kneipp facilities and massage treatments as well as 3000 m2 of saunas
  • Helicopter tours: Fly like an eagle over the spectacular wonders of the Dolomites and see it all from a completely new perspective
  • Tours of the Dolomites: Experience South Tyrol’s hairpin bends and stunning panoramas by car or motorcycle
  • Lumen Museum of Photography: The journey from the beginnings of mountain photography to where we’re at now is displayed on four floors during your holiday in the Puster Valley
  • Terme Merano thermal baths: Pure relaxation 365 days of the year with a spa, saunas and a total of 25 indoor and outdoor pools
  • Train World Museum in Rabland: South Tyrol on a scale of 1:87 – come and see Italy’s biggest digital model railway

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