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Most livable small city

The city of Bruneck is situated where the Tauferer Ahrntal valley and the Val Badia valley flow into the Pustertal valley. A visit to this economic and cultural centre in eastern South Tyrol captivates visitors with its mix of sophisticated flair and authentic lifestyle as evidenced by historic buildings and modern architecture. Stepping through one of the carefully-renovated medieval town gates, you will find yourself in the heart of the long Stadtgasse street, which is lined with small stores, boutiques, cafés, restaurants and wine bars. Here, you can immerse yourself in Bruneck’s colourful town life. Looking upwards, discover the Schloss Bruneck castle and above it the Kronplatz, which is winter is an impressive ski mountain and during the rest of the year a recreational mountain with numerous attractions such as the Messner Mountain Museum Corones. In 2009, Bruneck was named the most livable small city in Italy. When do you plan to visit?

Connected to mountains and traditions

The city is dominated by the Kronplatz mountain and ski area. The Kronplatz mountain features the sixth and final museum from Reinhold Messner, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones. Designed by star architect Zaha Hadid, the museum provides visitors with a fascinating insight into the South Tyrolean mountains that had such a major influence on the life of Reinhold Messner. 

Discover modern and contemporary art as well as an interesting historical collection at the City Museum. Not far from the old town is the Military Cemetery, one of the most important World War I memorials in South Tyrol. In the hamlet of Dietenheim/Teodone,  pay a visit to the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum, the oldest of the South Tyrolean regional museums. At this open-air museum, immerse yourself in rural life of bygone days.

Manufacturing has a long tradition in Bruneck. At the Moessmer cloth factory, wool is processed from start to finish. The company produces wool for major international fashion labels such as Prada or Armani. The Ulbrich Textil Manufaktur has been weaving the finest fabrics for home textiles from pure natural fibres for over 100 years.

Accommodations in Bruneck

Regardless of whether you overnight at a family-run B&B, flat, farmhouse or the fine city hotel, those who stay in Bruneck for one or more nights will be inspired by the beautiful backdrop and the welcoming atmosphere.

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Messner Mountain Museum Ripa

Situated directly above town, the Messner Mountain Museum RIPA is located in the Schloss Bruneck castle. Here, extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner has gathered together findings and memories from his expeditions and takes you on a journey to visit mountain peoples from all over the world.

MMM Ripa

Guided tours in Bruneck/Brunico

The city changes in accordance with the season During an organised tour, a professional guide will help you discover the past and present of art and history, including exciting tips on where to stop for a bite to eat.

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The city, up close and personal

Bruneck is closely linked to the mountains, so it is small wonder that the MMM Corones and MMM Ripa are also located here. The Stadtgasse street and its town houses are well worth seeing along the way. To learn exactly how and when the city blossomed, head on over to the City Museum.

What's happening in Bruneck?

At numerous events focussing on enjoyment, sports, culture and music, hear the beating heart of the Pustertal valley.

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With its charm and nonchalance, Bruneck is enchanting. The best way to explore the city is, of course, on foot. It is best to park your car in one of the numerous car parks near the old town and then enjoy a carefree tour of the city. Explore the traditional handicraft stores, discover the hippest stores and marvel at the balconies decorated with flowers. You’ll be charmed by the neat and friendly atmosphere and the peaceful tranquillity of the car-free old town will delight you! Find all the details for your visit to the city by public transport here . 

With the Holidaypass, which you’ll receive upon arrival at your accommodation, make use of all public transport in South Tyrol for free so you can travel comfortably without a car. In addition, get discounts when visiting museums and recreational facilities in the city.

NEW from May 2023: The Holidaypass Bruneck will become the BRUNECK KRONPLATZ CARD. In addition to free travel by public transport, it also includes free admission to over 80 museums in South Tyrol. 

For the love of the environment

If you fancy relaxation from the start, give it a try: take a train or bus instead. Once you get to South Tyrol, you have plenty of transfer options that will take you from the rail or bus station to your accommodation. And the excellent public  transport network of the region will get you around your destination effortlessly.

Weather in Bruneck/Brunico

Check out our weather forecast in Bruneck and planning your vacation in South Tyrol will be easier. And if you want to go up in the mountains, our weather forecast informs you about visibility, sunrise, sunset and zero-degree isotherm.

5-day forecast