Sterzing, Italy’s northernmost city, is located south of the main chain of the Alps. Surrounded by high-altitude glaciers and summits, Sterzing is in the midst of an impressive natural backdrop which is ideal for summer and winter activities. Its magnificent town houses with their characteristic “alcoves” dot the picturesque shopping streets, where many businesses, restaurants and bars create a lively atmosphere - in one of Italy’s most beautiful old towns. Gothic churches and striking fortresses, such as Burg Reifenstein castle before the gateway to the town are testament to the town’s heyday in the Middle Ages, when Sterzing was still a mining town. During your holiday in South Tyrol, you can track down history with a tour through the old and new town.