Attractions in South Tyrol
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Castles, fortresses, churches, and museums – South Tyrol is home to a wealth of attractions. We’ll be delighted to tell you what you can discover in the immediate vicinity of our Gartenhotel Moser. Here is a selection of the most wonderful attractions around Eppan.
Montiggl lakeside castle
This medieval castle was built around a defensive and residential tower. The interiors and the frescoes that you can admire here today date back to around the 1400s. The castle is also home to a collection of paintings by Tyrolean artists from the first half of the 20th century, property of the Walter Amonn Foundation.
Boymont castle ruins
The ruins lie in the middle of the forest above Missian. Unlike the locations of other castles in South Tyrol, Boymont is easy to reach on foot.
Sigmundskron castle & Messner Mountain Museum Firmian
On porphyritic rock to the south of Bolzano towers an extensive castle complex: Sigmundskron castle, which is incidentally one of the oldest in South Tyrol. Thanks to its elevated location, this beautiful, impressive castle is visible from quite a distance.
Far above Missian, built upon steep walls of rock, the immense castle complex of Hocheppan rises up proudly into the sky. It is just a leisurely walk away.
You can reach the castle directly by following the road to Passo della Mendola/Mendelpass. You will see a car park on your right-hand side from where you can reach this idyllic little castle.
Monte San Giovanni/Johanniskofl
A mighty rocky tower rises 660 metres into the air at the entrance to Val Sarentino/Sarntal. Alone and isolated on its peak stands the lovely St. Johannes chapel, which can be reached via a steep but unforgettably beautiful hiking trail.
St. Nikolaus church
A protected monument from the 13th century with an impressive church tower, inside of which you’ll find one of South Tyrol’s most important series of high-Gothic frescos. An interesting fact: The frescos were covered over with lime during the plague and were only rediscovered in 1986.
A legendary place where hundreds of stone figures are assembled around the Schöneck summit cross. It is still unclear to this day what purpose the “Stoanerne Mandln” (stone men in English) serve and how they were created.
Fans of myths visit for the enchanted lake, geography lovers for the geographical centre of the province of South Tyrol.