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A small town with a long history

Stroll under the medieval arcades of Glurns 

Breathing the past on every corner in¬†South Tyrol's smallest town is part of people's daily life. At the¬†Schluderns gate tower,¬†which is today a lovingly designed museum dedicated to the town's history, carriages once halted while waiting to enter the bustling little town. During your¬†holiday in Soth Tyrol, stroll under the massive¬†arcades,¬†discover hidden gems like a restored¬†mill¬†from 1300, an award-winning restaurant in the old prison tower, small stores and caf√©s. From the mysterious¬†Tartscher B√ľhel hill¬†with its Romanesque St. Veit church, gaze down on Glurns and its walls.¬†Whether you're looking at Glurns from high up above or down below, it doesn't matter:¬†the town is among Italy's most beautiful towns, the¬† so-called "Borghi pi√Ļ belli d'Italia" and its allure is contagious.¬†

Accommodations in Glurns

The boutique B&B in the medieval tower. A panelled room at a farm featuring a thick feather bed and fresh eggs for breakfast. A hotel featuring a panoramic sauna or a holiday flat with designer furniture. Find your ideal accommodation in Glurns.

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The smallest city in South Tyrol

Glurns is South Tyrol's smallest town and allures many visitors for its medieval flair. Located in the heart of Vinschgau, it's been recognised as one of Italy's most beautiful villages.

Founded about 700 years ago, Glurns played an important role as fortress and trading centre¬†over the centuries.¬†Its walls and towers are preserved in their entirety¬†and still encircle this picturesque medieval town. The¬†Schluderns gate tower¬†speak anbout the history of Glurns. On the¬†M√ľhlbach river, which branches off from the Etsch river, there's also a historic town mill.

Although Glurns is the embodinent of a medieval town, art plays a central role. Since 2011 a permanent exhibition about the Glurns born cartoonist and draftsman Paul Flora has been housed in the church tower.

In the midst of this historic environment, you can come across a modern building just outside the town walls: it's the first Italian whisky distillery, called PUNI,  which was built in 2012 by architect Werner Tscholl.

Glurns leaves a mark for its history and architecture and is therefore represented by¬†"I Borghi pi√Ļ belli d'Italia"¬†- Italy's most beautiful towns - an association that aims at preserving small towns' historical and artistic value.¬†

Much to experience

A few days in this place can do so much good. Especially if you set out to explore its assets. From good food to outdoor activities and cultural delights, you'll find a great selection here.

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The Palabirne pear

The Palabirne pear has strong culinary and cultural roots in the Vinschgau valley. It is a key ingredient in delicious rural and refined creations from jams to risottos.

Palabirne

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Shopping in Glurns

Buildings renovated with extreme care are in harmony with modern architecture. A ring wall from the Middle Adges still encloses the trading centre. Glurns is a place where you can walk in the footsteps of a long history and breathe the festive atmosphere of Christmas. At the Glurns Advent market, you'll take hadmade gifts home and discover the local specialties of the Vinschgau valley. Not far away from the magic of Christmas, you'll have the chance to walk inside shops and cosy inns during your shopping experience in South Tyrol's cities.

 

Weather forecast & Webcams

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

Your holidays in Glurns

If you've a knack for relaxing moments, then take a train or bus. Once you arrive in South Tyrol, you have plenty of transfer options to reach your accommodation. The region's efficient and reliable transport system will get you around effortlessly.

  • Travel by train

    From Bozen/Bolzano, a connecting train takes you to Glurns/Glorenza and from there on to the villages between Tel and Malles. From the train stations, buses, taxis or the "S√ľdtirol Transfer" shuttle will take you directly to your holiday accommodation.

  • Local Transport

    With the S√ľdtirol Guest Pass "VinschgauCard", take advantage of the Vinschgerbahn train and all public transport in South Tyrol for free.¬†

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