The attractions in South Tyrol are as diverse as the land itself. Therefore, we have prepared a selection for you, featuring (some of) the most interesting sights in South Tyrol, which you can easily reach from the Gartenhotel Moser. We wish you an exciting holiday at our spa hotel!
South Tyrol’s top attractions – an overview
Culture, history and marvellous views!
Castles & manors
In the area around Eppan lie numerous castles, palaces and grand residences. To name but a few of them:
Sigmundskron Castle - MMM Messner Mountain Museum
On porphyritic rock to the south of Bozen lies this extensive castle complex, which is incidentally one of the oldest in South Tyrol. Thanks to its impressive location, it is visible from quite a distance - as befits its beauty.
Far above Missian – built upon steep walls of rock – the immense castle complex of Hocheppan rises up proudly into the sky.
This castle lies on a gentle hill above St. Michael/Eppan and offers a wonderful, panoramic golf course.
On the road to Mendel you will pass directly by it. On your right you will see a parking area. From there you can reach this idyllic little castle.
Boymont Castle ruins
The ruins lie in the middle of the forest above Missian. Unlike the locations of the other castles, Boymont is easy to reach on foot.
Montiggl lakeside castle
This romantic little house lies on the western shore of the larger Lake Montiggl and was built in the last half of the 1880s.
To the northwest, above St. Michael and in the middle of the enchanting Eppan/Berg area, lies Tschindlhof House.
In an area known as Pigenò, to the northeast of Gand and below Englar Castle, lies Gandegg Castle perched on a little hill.
This medieval castle was built around a defensive and residential tower. The interiors and the frescoes, date back to 1400 ca. The castle is also home to a collection of paintings of Tyrolean artists from the first half of the 20th century, property of the Walter Amonn Foundation.
Among the many sights South Tyrol has to offer, there is a wealth of churches with a long history behind them. Among the most well-known are:
Gleif Church in St. Michael St. Michael
On a hill above Eppan, at the end of the Kalvarienberg, a charming chapel overlooks the area: the Gleif Church.
Maria Rast Chapel in St. Michael
Some way outside the village centre, on a track of the same name, lies a pretty little chapel by the name of Maria Rast.
Paul’s Conversion Parish Church in St. Pauls
This is undoubtedly the most impressive building in the village of San Paolo/St. Pauls, and is also known as the “Cathedral in the countryside”.
St. Justina Church in St. Pauls
Above St. Pauls, on an idyllic path in the middle of the vine-covered slopes, lies St. Justina Church
Church of the Three Holy Kings
This church adorns the village centre of Monticolo/Montiggl.
St. Nikolaus Church in Unterrain
Opposite Hungerhausen House, to the northwest directly by the road, we can see the church of Unterrain
Nothelfer Chapel in the area of Gaid
High above the Etsch Valley lies Nothelfer Chapel, one of the best sights in the area.
In South Tyrol you can find a number of interesting museums, here a few in the area of Bolzano/Bozen and environs:
MMM Firmian in the Sigmundskron Castle
Here the mountain is brought closer to visitors in a creative form. Words such as "near", "far", "amazement" and "curiosity" capture the atmosphere of this place. The museum lies in Sigmundskron Castle and was opened in June 2006 by extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner. From the Gartenhotel Moser [Home], you can reach it on foot in ca. 2.5 hours. In the summer months, Mr. Messner invites to join him for a nice chat around the campfire.
Other renowned museums in Bolzano/Bozen include:
- Museion (Museum of modern art)
- Museumn of Nature South Tyrol
- Mercantile Museum
- South Tyrol Mueum of Archaeology with famous Ötzi, the ice man