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Sterzing, the northernmost city of Italy

The small town in the northern part of Eisacktal is a very enchanting place. Medieval oriels and old stairways characterise the townscape of the historical city centre, which is considered to have one of the most beautiful shopping streets throughout Europe.

The colourful houses of the picturesque new city were mainly built in the 15th century, as Sterzing had its heyday through trade and mining.

Early already, the city had become an important rest point for passing tradesmen from north to south. The Fugger family, a mighty trade family from Augsburg – had an establishment in Sterzing and was engaged in the silver mines in the environs.

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
Multscher Museum and Municipal Museum of Sterzing / Vipiteno
Multscher Museum and Municipal Museum of Sterzing / Vipiteno

The Multscher and city museum at Deutschhaus displays the altar, paintings and documents of the city's guilds and brotherhoods.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
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
Sterzing
Sterzing

The "Zwölferturm" was built from 1468 to 1472 and is 46 m high. The tower was once the northernmost city gate and observation tower for the local fire brigade later.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
John of Nepomuk
John of Nepomuk

The St. Nepomuk monument was created in 1739 and is located in front of the taown hall of Sterzing.

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Sights in Sterzing

As the northernmost city of Italy were unharmed by the big wars, many historical buildings and sights were preserved:

  • The 46 m high Zwölferturm tower is the city’s landmark. It was built from 1468 to 1472 above the city gate and separates the new and old town. At that time, it was regarded as a symbol for the city’s economic and cultural upswing. The tower bears this name as its bell daily calls the inhabitants at lunch time.
  • The Multscher and city museum is located in the former “Deutschhaus” next to the parish church. In addition to other sights, the ceremonial rooms of the building are a real highlight.
  • The town hall of Sterzing has a remarkable art collection as well as the most beautiful Gothic council hall in Tyrol. It is open for visitors.
  • In Freienfeld near Sterzing, there are two fabulous castles: Sprechenstein and Reifenstein.
  • In Sterzing and environs, visitors are offered many worth-seeing churches, such as Maria Trens pilgrimage church.
  • Right in the city centre there is the monument of Saint John of Nepomuk. It was rebuilt in 1739 after repeated floods. The saint was asked for help in case of imminent water dangers.
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© Klaus Peterlin - Tourismusverein Sterzing
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf skiing area
Rosskopf skiing area

The family-friendly skiing area in Eisacktal near Sterzing is a member of Ortler Skiarena, offering well-prepared slopes, a 10 km long toboggan run and much more.

© allesfoto.com
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

Rosskopf near Sterzing is a famous hiking area in summer. In addition to dreamlike hiking paths, modern lifts and inviting huts, there is much fun and entertainment for kids and adults.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH
Panoramic platform on Rosskopf
Panoramic platform on Rosskopf

From the viewing platform on Mt. Rosskopf, you can enjoy a magnificent view of Tribulaun massif, the Zillertal Alps and the Dolomites as well as of the Zilelrtal and Stubai Alps.

© Klaus Peterlin - Neue Rosskopf GmbH

Active in winter & in summer

In winter, in the vicinity there are many slopes and cross-country ski trails, in summer you will find a first-class hiking area. Rosskopf hiking and skiing area can be reached from the centre of Sterzing within a few minutes on foot only.

For well-trained alpinists we recommend the glaciers of the Zillertal Alps with the about 3,500 m high Mt. Hochfeiler.

Many mountain huts are ideal bases for a break, so that also “normal” hikers and families get their money’s worth. Several alpine huts are reachable also with a short walk, a few also by means of lift facilities.

The environs of Sterzing are also a suitable terrain for cyclists and mountain bikers. There are available varied tours on old military roads and forest path, for practised bikers as well as for beginners. The cycle path across Eisacktal Valley – from Brenner to Bozen – directly goes along Sterzing.

Holiday offers

Speck dumplings
Speck dumplings

In South Tyrol is said that a woman is ready to marry only when she can do the dumplings!

© babsi_w - Fotolia.com
Sterzing
Sterzing

Christmas fair

© Tourismusverein Ratschings

Culinary delights in Sterzing

The whole year round, restaurants and inns in Sterzing and environs offer culinary delights, combining modern cuisine with indigenous and hearty dishes, South Tyrolean and Italian delicacies. Also, Sterzing has several bars, pubs and discotheques.

Among the culinary highlights are for example the annual speciality weeks "Eisacktal Fine Cuisine Festival", the "Yoghurt Days" or the "Dumpling Feast". In the pre-Christmas period, Sterzing offers a beautiful Christmas market too.

Balneum Sterzing
Karl-Riedmann-Platz 5 - 39049 - Sterzing
+39 0472 760 107
balneum@sterzing.eu
balneum.bz.it
Ski- & holiday area Rio Pusteria/Gitschberg Jochtal
Jochtalstr. 1 3937 Mühlbach/Vals
+39 0472 886 048
info@gitschberg-jochtal.com
www.gitschberg-jochtal.com
Reifenstein Castle
Reifenstein Castle

In the south west of Sterzing

© Tourismusverein Ratschings
Multscher Museum and Municipal Museum of Sterzing / Vipiteno
Multscher Museum and Municipal Museum of Sterzing / Vipiteno

The Multscher and city museum at Deutschhaus displays the altar, paintings and documents of the city's guilds and brotherhoods.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Sterzing
Sterzing

The picturesque city of Sterzing is always worth a visit.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

The picturesque Sprechenstein Castle is located above Eisacktal, next to Reifenstein Castle, and can only be visited from the outside.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Historical centre of Sterzing
Historical centre of Sterzing

The picturesque streets in the centre of Sterzing are perfect for shopping and relaxing.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
Sterzing
Sterzing

The "Zwölferturm" was built from 1468 to 1472 and is 46 m high. The tower was once the northernmost city gate and observation tower for the local fire brigade later.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner
John of Nepomuk
John of Nepomuk

The St. Nepomuk monument was created in 1739 and is located in front of the taown hall of Sterzing.

© Internet Consulting - Jessica Steiner;
Sterzing
Sterzing

Christmas fair

© Tourismusverein Ratschings
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