South Tyrol's cities - culture & sights
Like no other territory, South Tyrol is characterised by the union of two oppositional cultures and this unity of differences marks its attraction.
The great location of the Pennhof offers the ideal starting point for excursions to the cities of South Tyrol.
Chiusa (...15 minutes drive)
Located at the main travel route from north to south, and nowadays easily reachable by car or train, Chiusa is the mobile hotspot of our wine, chestnut and adventurous region and is also known as the "Törggelehauptstadt", the capital of the roasted chestnuts. The best way to get to Chiusa is by car, bus or train and from there start the hiking and biking trails in every corner of our adventurous region. Our natural promenade invites you to go for a walk or stroll directly from the city centre.
A special attraction is the monastery Säben, which is one of the oldest places of pilgrimage and the first home of the bishop of Tyrol.
Bressanone (...25 minutes drive)
Hardly any other city of the South Tyrol has preserved its impressive flair such as the old bishop-town at the Isarco. Everywhere in Bressanone the pictures of the past are evoked.
The economic activity forms with the tradition a truly unique entity. That is the reason why Bressanone is worth a visit and a pleasant stroll along the streets and lanes, shops and taverns is always eventful.
Bolzano (...25 minutes drive)
The South Tyrolean capital of the region Bolzano is located in the south of the Alps, in the northern Italy and in the midst of an unique and beautiful natural countryside. In the east the Dolomites limits the view, in the south you can look over the castle paradise Überetsch, in the west are the magical larch forests of the Tschöggl mountain and in the north the Sarntal Valley.
In the city itself, countless home-like restaurants wait for you with the best from the Italian and Austrian cuisine tradition. In walking distance are many boutiques, markets and gourmet shops for which Bolzano is well-known. You can stroll in the city or hike in the nearby mountains, culture is all around you. In the Archaeology Museum you can visit the 5400 years old mummy "Ötzi"; there are also theatres, the opera and a vivid music scene.
Merano (...45 minutes drive)
The spa town of Merano, the ancient capital of Tyrol, is located in a valley surrounded by the high mountain towers of the Texel group, which surrounds the city and protects it from the cold air from the north. Therefore we can count in Merano up to 300 days of sunshine a year. Because of its mild climate, the Art Nouveau characterised Merano, was already in the 19th century a highly regarded spa town.