St. Georgen: football, fun & more
Those who would like to have the wild and romantic mountain landscape of Tauferer Ahrntal on their doorstep, as well as the advantages, attractions and the ambience of the small town Bruneck, will surely like St. Georgen.
The village has a bit more than 2,000 inhabitants, is located at about 830 meters above sea level at the entrance of the valley Tauferer Ahrntal and nestles in green meadows between Bruneck and Gais. Probably it existed already in primeval times, so it ranks among the oldest settlements in Pustertal. Till 1928 St. Georgen was an independent municipality, but then it became a district of Bruneck.
A perfect holiday mix
Among (sporting) locals St. Georgen is well-known for its successful football club and the home matches always attract many soccer fans. Guests especially appreciate the pleasantly quiet ambience away from the more famous villages around Mt. Kronplatz, where the peak season is always quite busy. Moreover in St. Georgen there are waiting many sport and leisure time activities and the city of Bruneck is easily reachable by city bus or through walk and cycle paths.
If you attach value to tranquillity and relaxation, but don’t want to be too far away from action, sports and fun, you’ll surely take a fancy to St. Georgen. In the village you can even find some worth seeing buildings: for instance the Gothic parish church St. George that was built in the 1470ies and houses a wonderful high altar. Thanks to the estates of Gißbach and Gremsen there are available two marvellous renaissance buildings, too. In addition, the neighbouring town Bruneck has a large cultural offer, as well as nice shopping facilities and an exciting nightlife.
Last but not least we have to mention also St. Georgen’s vast range for active holiday. In summer all kinds of hikes rank among the most popular activities – in the Rieserferner mountains in the north or in the Dolomites in the south. If you don’t make so much for the height, we recommend you walks and Nordic walking tours in the Nordic Fitness Park Kronplatz Dolomiti, stretching from Pfalzen, Bruneck and St. Georgen to Olang and Rasen.
Everything the heart desires is offered also for cyclists and mountain bikers: from pleasant family getaways on the cycle path Pustertal to mountain tours for pros and downhill fun. In winter a ski bus runs between St. Georgen and Reischach, bringing winter sport fans to the slopes of the legendary skiing area Kronplatz.