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.
Sterzing has many venerable houses, architectural and historical sights and several museums; nevertheless, the city appears also as modern, future-oriented and sport-minded town.
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. 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. In addition, summer holidaymakers will find many other sports facilities like indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, miniature golf, rafting, fishing, paragliding, golf…
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.
Among the culinary highlights are for example the annual speciality weeks “Eisacktaler Kost”, the “Yoghurt Days” or the "Dumpling Feast". In the pre-Christmas period, Sterzing offers a beautiful Christmas market too.