Spinga near Bressanone is situated at the meeting point between Valle Isarco, Val di Vizze and Val Pusteria and is strategically located for tours throughout the region. No matter whether you wish to discover the mountains, whether you are interested in cultural events and places of interest or whether you prefer to enjoy the gastronomic delights of the region…there are infinite possibilities:

Places worth seeing in Spinga/Spinges:
  • Late-Gothic parish church of Saint Rupert: The church windows reflect the heroic deed of Katharina Lanz, who confronted the arriving French soldier with a hay fork on 2nd April 1797 near the walls of this church.
  • Holy-Grave-Chapel: one of the few in Europe. It is an imitation of the Holy Grave in Jerusalem. The inner chapel with a hollow grave is surrounded by a second one. On the roof, there are 10 angels made of marble.
  • The Stoanamandl: There is a mountain mass which is celebrated each year in August.
  • Kaiserstein dated 1832, in the honour of the visit of Kayser Franz Josef.
  • War memorial dating back to 1882.
  • Seven (7) bunkers from World War I and II.
  • The ancient magic of the Spinga/Spinges Alm, the beauty of the larch meadows and the forest, full of history.
  • Stoanamandl – a small man made of stone
  • Loden world – the development from sheep to overcoat.
  • Pfunder mountain farms – real and genuine farming traditions.
  • The bishops town of Bressanone/Brixen is the oldest town in the entire Alpine region and famous for its Baroque cathedral and historic town centre. Beside the castle, there are a number of places worth seeing, such as the Diocean and Crip museum …..and lots of shops.
  • At the Neustift Cloisters, Abbazia di Novacella you can enjoy the church library with its small and large books, as well as the church which was built in Rococo style and the adjacent herb garden. The shop presents you with wine produced in the cloister and a wide variety of sweets. Neustift Cloisters was built on the intersection of the North-South / East-West route of the famous Jacob’s Road.
  • Chiusa/Klausen was made famous by Albrecht Dürer, who visited this small town in 1494. Even today, it is popular as a city for the arts. The town museum with the Loreto treasure, as well as Cloister Säben, thrones over the town, are famous destinations. 
  • Castle Velturno/ Velthurns in Velturno/Feldthurns was once the summer residence of the Earl-Bishops of Bressanone/Brixen. Today, it is open to the public and is used for exhibitions, a variety of musical events, as well as an outdoor theatre.
  • Rodengo/Rodeneck Fortress presents you with the oldest frescoes in the German-speaking region of Europe. It dates back to the beginning of the 13th Century.
  • Loden World in Vandoies/Vintl: The town is home to the history and production of the traditional ‘Loden’ (a type of Alpine costume and popular fabric).
  • The Gilfenklamm: A very impressive rocky ravine near Vipiteno/Sterzing. The small village of Stange is the starting point for hiking trips. The ascent is about one kilometre long and leads to Mareta/Mareit, where the Country Museum for Hunting and Fishing has found its home at Castle Wolfsthurn. Visitors are welcome.
  • Funes/Villnöß is situated at the foot of the Puetz-Geisler Nature Park. The impressive Geisler Peaks invite you to a broad variety of hiking and climbing trips. The Saint Magdalene Chapel is also worth seeing.
  • The town of Brunico/Bruneck with Castle Bruneck and the Messner Mountain Museum: The town is known for its buzz and therefore, very popular. A little outside town, you will find Castle Bruneck and the fifth museum created by our famous Reinhold Messner, MMM – Messner Mountain Museum RIPA.
  • For more than 100 years, Bergila in Issing (Falzes) has produced authentic oils (distilled) in the traditional way. A real treat!
  • In Terento, you can visit the 500 year old corn mills. During the summer months, the mills are open and work on Monday mornings. The central hiking path also passes the famous earth pyramids.
  • According to the ADAC leisure atlas, the Dietenheim Folk Museum is one of the most beautiful outdoor museums in Europe. There, you can see old farmhouses and workshops, which give insight into a variety of farm types and housing.
  • The mining world of Ridanna Monteneve. The museum illustrates the entire production chain of a mine: extraction of the mineral, the laborious transport stage through the tunnels and processing of the mineral.