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Holidays in Sterzing

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.

Sights in Sterzing in South Tyrol

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.

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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.

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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
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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Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

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

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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.

Active in winter & in summer

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.

TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
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.

© TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
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.

© TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
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.

© TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
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.

© TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
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.

© TG Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld/ Patrick Schwienbacher
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

View over Wipptal from Mt. Rosskopf near Sterzing

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
Rosskopf hiking area
Rosskopf hiking area

The mountain huts at Rosskopf also invite you to enjoy culinary delicacies in summer.

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
Hiking in Eisacktal
Hiking in Eisacktal

Sterzing is the starting point for many cosy and challenging hiking tours.

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
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
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
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

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.

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Hotel Schölzhorn

Breathtaking mountain scenery. Ideal starting point for a hiking and family vacation. NEW: Indoor pool, rooftop terrace, sauna landscape

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Culinary delights in Sterzing

Speck dumplings
Speck dumplings

Traditional speciality from South Tyrol

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Sterzing
Sterzing

Christmas fair

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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 as well as numerous hotels.

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.

Restaurant Vinzenz
Restaurant Vinzenz
Neustadt 4, 39049 - Sterzing
+39 0472 760 342
info@vinzenz.it
www.vinzenz.it

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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.

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Sterzing
Sterzing

The picturesque city of Sterzing is always worth a visit.

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Sprechenstein Castle
Sprechenstein Castle

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

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Historical centre of Sterzing
Historical centre of Sterzing

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

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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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Sumemr in Sterzing
Sumemr in Sterzing

Dreamlike holiday impressions from Sterzing and environs

Sterzing-Ratschings
Zwölferturm tower
Zwölferturm tower

The Zwölferturm tower is the landmark of Sterzing city.

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
Hiking in Eisacktal
Hiking in Eisacktal

Sterzing is the starting point for many cosy and challenging hiking tours.

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
Shopping tour in Sterzing
Shopping tour in Sterzing

Sterzing with its numerous shops can best be explored on foot.

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld - Patrick Schwienbacher
Ski tour Zinseler
Ski tour Zinseler

Sunrise at Mt. Zinseler in Sterzing

Tourismusgenossenschaft Sterzing Pfitsch Freienfeld
Sterzing
Sterzing

Christmas fair

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Attractions in Sterzing

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Selected accommodations in Sterzing

Romantik Hotel Stafler - Sterzing in Eisacktal
Romantik Hotel Stafler
Sterzing in Eisacktal
4.8 Excellent

First-class romantic hotel with 2-Michelin-star cuisine & excellent wellness!

from 82 € per day
Haus am Turm - Sterzing in Eisacktal
Haus am Turm
Sterzing in Eisacktal

Stylish rooms in the historical city centre of Sterzing, elaborate details, high-quality equipment and charming atmosphere, house with panoramic terrace, courtesy bar and sauna.

from 65 € per day
Sporthotel Zoll - Sterzing in Eisacktal
Sporthotel Zoll
Sterzing in Eisacktal
4.7 Excellent

Sport hotel in Eisacktal with modern sports & fitness facilities, beautiful wellness area, delicious & healthy cuisine and countless activities at any season in the environs.

from 105 € per day
Hotel Klammer - Sterzing in Eisacktal
Hotel Klammer
Sterzing in Eisacktal
4.5 Excellent

Family-run hotel and restaurant in the centre of Sterzing, excellent cuisine & inviting rooms, free admission to the nearby swimming pool Balneum for stays of 3 nights or more.

from 48 € per day
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