Brunico-Bruneck combines wonderful characteristics of the region. The Tauferer Ahrntal Valley and the Gadertal Valley meet in the green Pustertal Valley, where the Ahr flows into the Rienz. 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. Brunico-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, 119km 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 Brunico-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 Brunico-Bruneck an appealing holiday destination all year round.
A SUMMERY PROGRAMME OF CONTRASTS
Probably the most appropriate description for a visit to Bruneck.
Apparent contrasts paint a thoroughly harmonious picture here at the foot of the Kronplatz: the setting is Alpine-Mediterranean, the transition from town to country fluid, and the breadth of possibilities almost endless. Bruneck and the surrounding villages combine splendid mountain variety with urban flair, sporting activity with Italian dolce vita. And anyone who casts a sharp eye over the landscape will encounter genuine hospitality, experience culinary flights of fancy, and get up close and personal with tradition and history!
The geographic centre and vibrant capital of the Puster Valley offers alpine holiday atmosphere in an historic setting and appeals to visitors thanks to its picturesque old town, outstanding infrastructure and wealth of interesting sights.
SHOPPING – STROLLING – SURPRISES
Traditional shops, small boutiques, and cosy bars and cafés line the broad, cobbled Stadtgasse in Bruneck and tempt visitors to enjoy a very special shopping experience. In the beautifully decorated shop windows, they’ll find traditional goods alongside the eccentric, the delicious alongside the beautiful, and the useful alongside the luxurious. Framed by the picturesque mountain backdrop and historical countenance of Bruneck Castle, Bruneck’s Stadtgasse is considered, and not without good reason, to be among the most beautiful shopping streets in Europe.