Places worth seeing
St. Zyprian and Justina chapel – Tiers.
This chapel was built in a Late-Romanic style during the 13th Century and is the oldest church in the valley. The altar is a treasure from an art-historic point of view. Its centrepiece depicts Cyprian and Justina, the patrons of the church.
It is especially worth seeing the Steinegg/Collepietra Folk Museum, which puts you on an unforgettable journey through Tyrol’s history. The old drawing rooms, bedrooms and work chambers offer vivid insight into the life of previous generations. Very precise details are shown in the exhibits about farming life, deep-rooted religion, some almost forgotten crafts and professions, as well as painful memories of the war. This museum is particularly unique due to its valuable statues and other sacred treasures.
Driving time: 45 minutes
Distance: 33.4 km
Castle Prösels – Völs am Schlern.
Castle Prösel/Presule is a fortress from the Middle Ages. It can be visited throughout the year. During the summer months, there are cultural events organised, such as concerts, exhibitions and outdoor theatre.
Can be reached by public transport.
A special South Tyrolean experience is a visit to the ‘Max Valier‘ observatory, with the ‘Peter Anich‘ sun observatory. From here, you get fascinating insight into space, great views of the sun and tips about practical everyday astronomy.
The dome houses a Cassergrain reflector telescope, which enables you to see numerous objects in the sky, normally invisible to the human eye.
There is a ‘path of the planets’. about 7 km long, presenting you with display panels and information about our sun system.
Driving time: 40 min
Distance: 36 km