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Holidays in St. Lorenzen

From the Roman Mansio Sebatum to a beautiful market town: St. Lorenzen in Pustertal has a long history – and still much to offer today.

The centre of St. Lorenzen
The centre of St. Lorenzen

In the picturesque centre of St. Lorenzen, there are many shops and restaurants.

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St. Lorenzen
St. Lorenzen

The municipality of St. Lorenzen is situated at the conjunction of the rivers Rienz and Gader, in the green valley of Pustertal.

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St. Lorenzen from above
St. Lorenzen from above

Aerial view of St. Lorenzen

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Surrounded by meadows and forests, St. Lorenzen is located almost in the middle of Pustertal. The municipality has 3,000 inhabitants in total and has twelve districts in addition to the village centre: some of them are Sonnenburg with the eponymous castle, Stefansdorf at the foot of Mt. Kronplatz, Onach and Ellen higher up in the mountain or Pflaurenz at the confluence of the rivers Rienz and Gader.

South of St. Lorenzen, there is the road to Gadertal Valley, which is also called the small gate to the Dolomites. In fact, an extraordinary nature and hiking paradise is within your reach. The lively centre of Bruneck can be reached in a few minutes too via the walking and cycle path along Rienz river.

From Roman times until today

The village itself has a lot to offer too. In fact, the history of St. Lorenzen goes way back. First, the Celtic Saevates settled the area, then “Mansio Sebatum” became a Roman road station. Bearing witness to this are numerous archaeological findings that rank among the most important ones in the surrounding area. Roman milestones along the road, remnants of an entire Roman settlement as well as the exciting Museum Mansio Sebatum in the centre of St. Lorenzen, invite to make a discovery tour to ancient times.

Michelsburg Castle
Michelsburg Castle

In 1678, Michelsburg Castle has passed into private ownership.

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Village square in St. Lorenzen
Village square in St. Lorenzen

On the village square, you can find restaurants, the town hall, the parish church with its towers as well as clothing and grocery shops.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Heilig Kreuz church near St. Lorenzen
Heilig Kreuz church near St. Lorenzen

The church was built in 1732. The wall paintings were realised by Josef Renzler.

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Sonnenburg Castle
Sonnenburg Castle

Sonnenburg Castle near St. Lorenzen is situated in St. Lorenzen at the entrance to Gader valley. Today, it is a well-known luxury and gourmet hotel.

© Internet Consulting - Stefanie Selva

Other sights in St. Lorenzen:

  • Parish church of St. Lawrence in the village centre, main altar with Madonna of grapes by Michael Pacher dating back to 1462, Egerer chapel with frescoes
  • Pink Heiligkreuz church in Fronwies
  • Maria Saalen pilgrimage church, built in 1653, with a unique black Madonna with child
  • Michelsburg Castle on a rock in Moos, built around the year 1000, private owners today
  • Sonnenburg Castle, former monastery, visible at the entrance of the village
  • Hebenstreit manor and Hofrichter building in Sonnenburg
  • War cemetery Klosterwald in Pflaurenz

Active holidays at the foot of Mt. Kronplatz

In St. Lorenzen and environs, there are countless leisure activities at all seasons. In summer, cosy walks down in the valley, hikes and mountain bike tours are among the classic possibilities. For instance, there is an interesting archaeological panoramic trail for the whole family at Sonnenburger Kopf; the hike to Mt. Astjoch high above St. Lorenzen rewards hikers with a unique view of Pustertal and the Pustertal cycle path directly crosses the village. In winter, the nearby skiing area of Mt. Kronplatz is the main attraction.

Michelsburg Castle
Michelsburg Castle

In 1678, Michelsburg Castle has passed into private ownership.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
View over St. Martin
View over St. Martin

St. Martin is a wonderful small village situated only a kilometre from St. Lorenzen.

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Maria Saalen
Maria Saalen

Maria Saalen is a village of St. Lorenzen. The romantic village is almost every weekend for a wedding scene, because there is no place more romantic.

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Hebenstreit residence
Hebenstreit residence

in Sonnenburg

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The centre of St. Lorenzen
The centre of St. Lorenzen

In the picturesque centre of St. Lorenzen, there are many shops and restaurants.

© Internet Consulting - Stefanie Selva
Village square of St. Lorenzen
Village square of St. Lorenzen

The centre of St. Lorenzen can be discovered with a cosy walk.

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Michelsburg Castle in St. Lorenzen
Michelsburg Castle in St. Lorenzen

Michelsburg Castle is an ancient castle built in 1091. Today, it is in private hands.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Village square in St. Lorenzen
Village square in St. Lorenzen

On the village square, you can find restaurants, the town hall, the parish church with its towers as well as clothing and grocery shops.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
Heilig Kreuz church near St. Lorenzen
Heilig Kreuz church near St. Lorenzen

The church was built in 1732. The wall paintings were realised by Josef Renzler.

© Internet Consulting - Isabel Gräber
St. Lorenzen
St. Lorenzen

In the middle of the town of St. Lorenzen, you can find Ansitz Wiesenegg.

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St. Lorenzen
St. Lorenzen

The municipality of St. Lorenzen is situated at the conjunction of the rivers Rienz and Gader, in the green valley of Pustertal.

© Internet Consulting - Stefanie Selva
Bridge near St. Lorenzen
Bridge near St. Lorenzen

This picturesque bridge near St.Lorenzen crosses Rienz river.

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Michelsburg Castle from above
Michelsburg Castle from above

Michelsburg Castle is located in St. Martin/Moos, above St. Lorenzen.

© Internet Consulting - Stefan Tolpeit
St. Lorenzen from above
St. Lorenzen from above

Aerial view of St. Lorenzen

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Train stop
Train stop

Since a few years, also St. Lorenzen has gotten back an own train stop.

© Internet Consulting - Sabine Oberheinricher
Sonnenburg Castle
Sonnenburg Castle

Sonnenburg Castle near St. Lorenzen is situated in St. Lorenzen at the entrance to Gader valley. Today, it is a well-known luxury and gourmet hotel.

© Internet Consulting - Stefanie Selva
St. Lorenzen in winter
St. Lorenzen in winter

In the surroundings of St. Lorenzen in Pustertal there can be discovered many things also in winter, such as idyllic walking paths or dreamlike winter hikes.

© Tourismusverein Bruneck - Manuel Kottersteger
Museum Mansio Sebatum
Museum Mansio Sebatum

St. Lorenzen was an important Roman street station with the name Mansio Sebatum. In the homonymous museum, you can see findings from different eras discovered in the municipal area during excavations.

© Museum Mansio Sebatum - Caroline Renzler