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Holidays in Freienfeld

The municipality of was only founded in the twenties due to the integration of the villages Stilfes and Trens, with many districts.

These districts are located at about 900 m above sea level in a valley called Wipptal, to the south of Sterzing, where the two streams of Pfitsch and Ridnaun flow into the main river Eisack. The larger villages are located beneath the slopes.

Freienfeld is a good starting point for hikes and bike tours. The family-friendly cycle path through Eisacktal valley directs leads along the picturesque villages. In winter, you can quickly reach the ski areas Ratschings-Jaufen and Rosskopf.

Reifenstein Castle
Reifenstein Castle

Reifenstein Castle is situated in Freienfeld. It is the best preserved castle in South Tyrol, as it was never conquered and destroyed.

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Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

The castle is located in Freienfeld near Sterzing, is inhabited and can only be visited from the outside.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner

The worth-seeing cities of Brixen and Sterzing are located in the environs too and can be quickly reached from Freienfeld by train.

The municipal area of Freienfeld has a long history. Findings of prehistoric times and of the Roman Age are an important proof of early settlements in this area.

Sights in Freienfeld

Freienfeld is quite small, but nice and its offers more than you would perhaps expect, primarily cultural sights. Pilgrims, but also lovers of sacred art should visit the late Gothic pilgrimage church Maria Trens, which is one of the most important throughout South Tyrol. Also, the parish church in Stilfes, the church of St. Valentin in Valgenäun or the church of St. Oswald in Mauls are worth seeing.

A special tip for modern knights and fans of the Middle Ages: the Reifenstein Castle dating back to the 12th century, as well as Sprechenstein Castle and Welfenstein Castle.

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Stilfes near Freienfeld
Stilfes near Freienfeld

The district of Stilfes of Freienfeld municipality is embedded in a picturesque natural landscape.

© Tourismusverein Sterzing - Klaus Peterlin
Stilfes near Freienfeld
Stilfes near Freienfeld

Stilfs/Freienfeld is located in the South Tyrolean Wipptal south of the city of Sterzing.

© Tourismusverein Sterzing - Klaus Peterlin
St. Peter and Paul parish church in Stilfes
St. Peter and Paul parish church in Stilfes

View of the parish church of St. Peter and Paul in the centre of Stilfes/Freienfeld.

© Tourismusverein Sterzing - Klaus Peterlin
Pilgrimage church Maria Trens
Pilgrimage church Maria Trens

The famous pilgrimage church is located in Trens/Freienfeld and is a late-Gothic church dating back to the 15th century.

© Tourismusverein Sterzing - Klaus Peterlin
Reifenstein Castle
Reifenstein Castle

Reifenstein Castle is situated in Freienfeld. It is the best preserved castle in South Tyrol, as it was never conquered and destroyed.

© Internet Consulting
Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

The castle is located in Freienfeld near Sterzing, is inhabited and can only be visited from the outside.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Reifenstein Castle in Sterzing
Reifenstein Castle in Sterzing

The worth-seeing castle in Freienfeld is privately owned today and can be visited during guided tours for groups.

© Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Albert Gruber