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Holidays in Glurns

Rustic arcades, venerable vaults and arches, fortified city walls… In Glurns, many things are still the same as hundreds of years ago. It is the smallest town throughout South Tyrol and at the same time the oldest one, which has preserved till now its medieval townscape – just fabulous!

City of Glurns/Glorenza
City of Glurns/Glorenza

Glurns/Glorenza is the smallest city in South Tyrol.

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Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city
Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city

Old stone walls and wooden bridges give the city of Glorenza/Glurns a medieval charm.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Glurns is located at 907 m of altitude in Vinschgau at the entrance of Münstertal Valley. The worth-seeing historical centre of Glurns is surrounded by completely intact city walls. The town is characterised by artfully painted houses and noble mansions, as well as by the popular shopping street under the arcades. If you enter the city through one of the three mighty gate towers, you will surely be impressed by the embrasures and the many elaborate defence systems.

The charming city with medieval flair has not very much changed since the 16th century. Glurns had once been a flourishing centre of commerce. The city has profited a lot of road fees and passing dealers were obliged to offer their products for sale on site.

Today, Glurns is a famous destination for excursions. Time and time again, the city’s cultural treasures have been serving as film sets. The countless sights of the smallest city in South Tyrol can best be discovered during a guided city tour that can be booked in the tourist office.

Glurns/Glorenza in Autumn
Glurns/Glorenza in Autumn

In Glurns/Glorenza is like traveling back in time to the Middle Ages.

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Glurns
Glurns

The ancient city centre in Glurns

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Autumn sun in Glurns
Autumn sun in Glurns

Historical centre

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Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city
Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city

Old stone walls and wooden bridges give the city of Glorenza/Glurns a medieval charm.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

Sights in Glurns

  • Tauferer Torturm tower houses a permanent exhibition by artist Paul Flora from Glurns.
  • Schludernser Torturm tower allows you to learn more about the history of Glurns with the exhibition “Stations of a small city”. Also, a part of the fortified tower can be reached via this tower.
  • The old city mill is located in St. Pankrazius road no. 8 and has been recently renovated. You can see the mill wheel as well as the grinder – both again fully functional – as well as rests of a fresco showing the guild sign of millers.
  • Under the arcades, there were houses and workshops once offering their products right in front of the buildings.
  • The city square with water fountain and two big chestnut trees connect the lower and the upper city. Here, you can take a rest and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.

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Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking

You will find a traditional place with a very modern network of hiking paths and biking routes in the surroundings of the town Glurns.

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Glurns
Glurns

The smallest town of South Tyrol

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Bike path in Vinschgau
Bike path in Vinschgau

The bike path of Vinschgau, passes through Glurn..

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Jakobsweg
Jakobsweg

The Way of St James passes also through Glorenza/Glurns.

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Active holidays in Glurns

There are so many interesting corners in the town – nevertheless you should not forget about the wonderful landscape around Glurns. In its vicinity, there are numerous hiking and biking paths. Families are offered the popular Etschtal cycle path, that has a total length of 300 km and is divided into different stages. Climbers and mountaineers will feel like in paradise too in the mountains of Vinschgau.

In winter, the surroundings of Glurns offer numerous toboggan runs, cross-country ski runs, snowshoe hikes, ski tours and several family-friendly skiing areas.

Glurns
Glurns

The medieval city Glurns

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Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking

You will find a traditional place with a very modern network of hiking paths and biking routes in the surroundings of the town Glurns.

© Ferienregion Obervinschgau
Glurns
Glurns

The smallest town of South Tyrol

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Glurns
Glurns

City centre

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Glurns / Glorenza
Glurns / Glorenza

Ancient houses make the small city and an attractive holiday destination.

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Bike path in Vinschgau
Bike path in Vinschgau

The bike path of Vinschgau, passes through Glurn..

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Jakobsweg
Jakobsweg

The Way of St James passes also through Glorenza/Glurns.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Glurns / Glorenza
Glurns / Glorenza

The centre of the citty.

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Parish church of Glorenza/Glurns
Parish church of Glorenza/Glurns

The parish church of Glorenza/Glurns is located outside the city walls and is dedicated to St. Pankratius.

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Glurns / Glorenza
Glurns / Glorenza

A special feature of the city are its walls still intact!

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Glurns
Glurns

Gate of Glurns

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The city wall of Glurns
The city wall of Glurns

The entirely intact city wall surrounds the market place with artistically painted houses and mansions

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Advent in Glurns
Advent in Glurns

Contemplative and romantic: The Christmas market in Glurns is particularly atmospheric.

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Glurns in winter
Glurns in winter

Snow-covered centre of Glurns with city wall

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Glurns in winter
Glurns in winter

During the cold months, there is a very special atmosphere in Glurns in Vinschgau.

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Advent in Glurns
Advent in Glurns

The traditional Christmas market in Glurns, South Tyrol's smallest city takes place every year on a weekend in December.

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Glurns/Glorenza in Autumn
Glurns/Glorenza in Autumn

In Glurns/Glorenza is like traveling back in time to the Middle Ages.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Glurns
Glurns

The ancient city centre in Glurns

© Internet Consulting - Catrin Frontull
Autumn sun in Glurns
Autumn sun in Glurns

Historical centre

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
The city in Vinschgau - Glurns
The city in Vinschgau - Glurns

In Glurns you can still admire the ancient walls

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
City of Glurns/Glorenza
City of Glurns/Glorenza

Glurns/Glorenza is the smallest city in South Tyrol.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city
Glurns /Glorenza, medieval city

Old stone walls and wooden bridges give the city of Glorenza/Glurns a medieval charm.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander
City wall of Glurns/Glorenza
City wall of Glurns/Glorenza

The walls were built by Emperor Maximilian I and served as protection.

© Internet Consulting - Patrick Kammerlander

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