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Holidays in Tisens - Prissian

Vacationers, who would like to escape the hustle and bustle of the big tourist centers, should try out Tisens – a special oasis of calmness and relax.

Tisens
Tisens

Tisens in Etschtal is surrounded by picturesque fruit orchrads and vineyards.

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"Törggelen" in South Tyrol
"Törggelen" in South Tyrol

Roasted chestnuts

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The small but wonderful villages of the municipality – Tisens, Prissian, Grissian, Naraun, Gfrill, Platzers and Schernag – are located on a sunny hill in the Etschtal Valley, south of Meran. In Tisens, cordial hospitality and best service are waiting for you, as well as modern hotels and cosy apartments, tailored to your particular needs, culinary highlights of the regional cuisine…

But that is not all. A varied calendar of events ensures that during every season of the year, there is always something to do. Very popular are the “chestnut days” and “Törggelen” tradition at the beginning of autumn. Tisens is well-known for its delicious chestnuts and even has a chestnut festival: the so called “Keschtnriggl” chestnut days annually in October.

Prissian
Prissian

Church in Prissian near Tisens

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Fahlburg Castle in Prissian
Fahlburg Castle in Prissian

Fahlburg Castle in Prissian near Tisens dates back to the 13th century. Until the 17th century it was a fortified castle.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Parish church in Tisens
Parish church in Tisens

Maria Himmelfahrt parish church in Tisens is one of the most important cultural sights of the village.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Sights in Tisens & surroundings

In Tisens and in its surrounding villages, visitors can visit many historical buildings. One of them is Katzenzungen Castle in Prissian that can be reached by an easy hiking path. Near the castle, there is the “Versoaln” vine, that is about 350-400 years old, with a canopy of more than 300 square meters.

In Prissian as well, there is Wehrburg Castle built in the 13th century and housing a castle hotel today. Fahlburg Castle in Prissian is one of the most beautiful Renaissance castles in South Tyrol and the location for literary and cultural events too.

On the sunny plateau of Tisens municipality, there is a variety of churches, chapels and mountain churches, enthroned on sunny panoramic hills: St. Hippolyte in Naraun, St. Nicholas in Gfrill or St. Jacob in Grissian.

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International Path of Felt Art in Tisens
International Path of Felt Art in Tisens

The International Path of Felt Art is a 1-hour thematic walking trail in Tisens with 50 objects of art made o South Tyrolean mountain sheep's wool.

© Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/ René Gamper
International Path of Felt Art in Tisens
International Path of Felt Art in Tisens

The International Path of Felt Art is a 1-hour thematic walking trail in Tisens with 50 objects of art made o South Tyrolean mountain sheep's wool.

© Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/ René Gamper
International Path of Felt Art in Tisens
International Path of Felt Art in Tisens

The International Path of Felt Art is a 1-hour thematic walking trail in Tisens with 50 objects of art made o South Tyrolean mountain sheep's wool.

© Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian/ René Gamper

Activities for the whole family

Tisens is known for its felt art. The international path of felt art, a 4 km long fairy-tale path with felt figures is a highlight for both kids and adults.

We also recommend the Vorbichl adventure trail in Prissian. The path is also suitable for strollers and particularly popular during the flowering period of Erica. Also, it leads through shady woods.

Rainguthof animal farm in Gfrill offers many unforgettable experiences for families with kids too. The rustic mountain farm is the home for many animals such as ponies, goats, horses, ducks and pigs. Many of them can be stroked by kids and their yearly offspring is a highlight for all guests.

St. Hippolyt church
St. Hippolyt church

This special church was built on a prehistoric settlement site on a hill in Tisens near Lana.

© Patrick Schwienbacher - TV Lana und Umgebung
Tisens
Tisens

Tisens in Etschtal is surrounded by picturesque fruit orchrads and vineyards.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Tisens in winter
Tisens in winter

View of the parish church of Tisens

© Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian - René Gamper
Tisens in winter
Tisens in winter

View of the snowy village centre

© Tourismusverein Tisens-Prissian - René Gamper
Katzenzungen Castle in Prissian
Katzenzungen Castle in Prissian

The castle is situated on a hill and is visible from very far.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Prissian
Prissian

Church in Prissian near Tisens

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Fahlburg Castle in Prissian
Fahlburg Castle in Prissian

Fahlburg Castle in Prissian near Tisens dates back to the 13th century. Until the 17th century it was a fortified castle.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Parish church in Tisens
Parish church in Tisens

Maria Himmelfahrt parish church in Tisens is one of the most important cultural sights of the village.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

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