A colourful autumn in Bruneck
Autumn is the perfect time to get to know Bruneck in the heart of the Pustertal Valley and the alpine mountains all around. Nature shows its colourful side and the fresh air awakens new energy: Hikes, bike tours or city strolls are particularly fun now, and there is a colourful selection of events between the city and the mountains.
Bruneck is a town worth living in and loving: the beautiful old town and proximity to Kronplatz, the wide range of sports and cultural activities, traditional customs and new ideas make for a successful mix. Locals, newcomers and holidaymakers enjoy the charming atmosphere, where there is room for a variety of experiences, but also for tranquil time-outs. You have the choice of shops, restaurants and bars – from old-established to modern, from exclusive to cosy, there is something for every taste.
Close to nature & exciting
From Reischach, a village belonging to the municipality of Bruneck, you can reach Kronplatz in just a few minutes by cable car: Bruneck's local mountain is 2,275 metres high and boasts fantastic views, which you can enjoy perfectly while hiking on the Concordia 360° panoramic trail. In autumn, the view, which stretches from the Dolomites to the main Alpine ridge, is particularly spectacular thanks to the good visibility and the intense colours of nature.
Want an adrenaline rush? Then try the giant Skyscraper swing, take a tandem paragliding flight, or let off steam in the Kronplatz Bike Park. If you find culture and architecture more exciting than sport and action, you can visit the LUMEN (Museum of Mountain Photography) and the MMM Corones at Kronplatz.
But back to the town: Bruneck Castle also houses a Messner Mountain Museum – the MMM Ripa. And of course you can also start many beautiful hiking and biking tours directly from Bruneck.
Tradition-conscious & enjoyable
The South Tyrolean event market SelberGMOCHT stops off at various locations throughout South Tyrol and on Saturday, 16th September 2023, also in Bruneck. You can stroll between around 80 stalls on the Graben and on the town hall square. Traditional handicraft products, creative arts and crafts, delicious treats and live music made in South Tyrol – with such a wide selection, you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
The production of South Tyrolean speck, a typical smoked bacon, is also steeped in tradition: from 30th September to 1st October 2023, everything revolves around this regional speciality at the South Tyrolean Speck Festival on Kronplatz. Tastings and morning pints as well as workshops and performances by music groups ensure an all-round enjoyable weekend on the summit plateau. And the ascent and descent is available on Saturday and Sunday at the special price of €15.
The Stegen market was first mentioned in documents as early as the 13th century: the large market takes place every year from 26th to 28th October in Stegen, a fraction of Bruneck, and is a fixed date in the calendar not only for many South Tyroleans. Alpine cattle drives (e.g. on the 30th September in Reischach) and church days (e.g. from the 14th - 15th October in Mühlbach/Gais) are further traditional autumn highlights in and around Bruneck.
Cosmopolitan & modern
Bruneck is not just resting on its longstanding traditions, but is also breaking new ground. At Yogadays South Tyrol at Kronplatz, you can take part in inspiring workshops at LUMEN from the 22nd to the 24th of September 2023 – from Ashtanga Yoga to Tantra Yoga. There will also be vegetarian and vegan catering and a market with sustainable products.
The 'Bruneck tanzt' event will also get things moving: on Friday 29 September 2023, 12 DJs will be spinning in the town's bars and clubs. On this night, you can put your stamina to the test while dancing and partying. At the spring edition of this event, we loved the fact that different generations between 16 and 60 celebrated and danced together.
At the Streetfood Festival, which takes place from the 6th to the 8th of October 2023 on the town hall square in Bruneck, the diverse aromas alone are very tempting – they make you want to try dishes and snacks from different countries. On this October weekend, you can get to know different flavours – from curry and sushi to burgers and crêpes. And of course, the culinary delights will be accompanied by refreshing drinks and vibrant music.