Holidays in Innichen
Innichen is located next to the eastern border of South Tyrol in Hochpustertal. Here, active travellers, nature and culture lovers will feel like in paradise.
Innichen in the Sexten Dolomites has an eventful and 1,250 years long history. Today, the historical town in Hochpustertal is a picturesque holiday paradise: sunny slopes with rustic mountain farms, shady, dense spruce forests, lush green meadows, fresh mountain air and untouched nature.
The market town also has urban flair. The popular pedestrian area, with first-class shops, modern bars and long-established inns invites to go shopping and relaxing.
The picturesque centre of Innichen was appreciated as well during the filming of the Italian series “Un passo dal cielo”.
Active summer in Innichen
In the surroundings of Innichen there is a landscape of incredible beauty, framed by the majestic massifs of Mt. Haunold, Mt. Dreischusterspitze and Three Peaks Nature Park. In this magnificent mountain world, you will find countless hikes as well as bike and mountain bike tours. A special highlight are the prominent Three Peaks.
Cyclists will love Pustertal cycle path. The adventure paradise Haunold is ideal for hikers and families. It can easily be reached by cableway from the valley station at only 3 km from the village centre.
Ski fun & powder snow
The extensive 3 Zinnen Dolomites ski area leaves nothing to be desired – be it if you are a beginner or expert. As well, passionate winter sports fans are offered cross-country ski runs, winter hiking paths, toboggan runs and ice-skating rinks in the environs of Innichen.
After a wonderful day in the snow-covered mountain world, you can relax at Acquafun indoor pool with sports pool. Water slide and sauna area, that is open all year round.
Sights in Innichen
- The collegiate church of Innichen is said to be the most beautiful Romanesque church in the Eastern Alps. It was founded in the 8th century as a Benedictine monastery to St. Candidus. In 1280, it has received its current form. The architecture evokes the fortress style of the crusaders. Worth seeing are the cupola fresco, the special crucifixion group and the crypt. The collegiate museum houses the archive and the library.
- St. Michael parish church originally dates back to the 12th century; later it was refurbished to unique gem of the Baroque era.
- Two other important churches are Altöttinger and Grabeskirche church. These two assembled churches of the 17th century were recreated after two churches in Jerusalem and Altötting.
- In Innichen and surroundings, there are several other churches and chapels.
- The Museum Dolomythos allows you to learn more about the formation of the Dolomites and their transformation over time. Special activities for kids guarantee finest entertainment.
- The ruin of Grand Hotel Wildbad is a romantic destination for excursions today. Once, there were offered thermal baths with local spring water.
- During World War I, Innichen was closely located to the Italian-Austrian front in the Dolomites. Bearing witness to this are the war cemetery Burg and the ossuary, which was built by the Italians during Fascism.