In addition to the city of Brunico-Bruneck, the vacation area of Brunico also includes the districts of Riscone, S. Giorgio, Stegona, Villa S. Caterina, Teodone, Lunes, and Ameto, as well as the communities of Gais/Villa Ottone (with the districts of Rio Molino, Rio Lana, and Montassilone), Perca (with the districts of Villa di Sotto, Villa di Sopra, and Plata), S. Lorenzo (with the districts of S. Stefano, Castel Badia, Sares, Mantana, Ronch, Elle, Oines, S. Martino, Floronzo, and Palù), and Falzes (with the districts of Issengo, Plata, and Grimaldo).
Riscone-Reischach is located approximately two kilometers (a little more than a mile) above the city of Brunico and directly at the valley terminal of the cable cars of the Kronplatz ski area. A variety of leisure time and athletic activities can be indulged in at the Riscone Sports Park. From the golf course, horseback riding stables, indoor swimming pool, and tennis courts to the soccer field, as well as cross country ski trails and an ice rink in the wintertime, pretty much everything is available. This is also the site of the famous sauna and spa adventure world Cron4. An ideal place to be active, but also to relax and enjoy.
The district of S. Giorgio-St. Georgen, which borders Brunico, lies directly on the Aurino-Ahr River at the entrance to the Valle di Tures-Tauferer Tal. S. Giorgio is in a very quiet location and exudes a cozy atmosphere. Surrounded by the romantic Aurino meadows with a lovely river beach and colorful floral pastures and fields, S. Giorgio is an especially popular starting point for strolls and hikes. The village is located directly on the bicycle trail into the Valle Aurina-Ahrntal, a spur of the Val Pusteria bike path.
The small village of Stegona-Stegen is alluring with its carefully tended cultural landscape. This one-time settlement at an ancient bridge with Roman origin was first mentioned in a document in the year 1,000. It is home to the lovely St. Nicholas Church in the Gothic style. The traditional Stegona Market is held every year in the autumn – the largest market in the Alps.
Perca-Percha is the site of the Ried valley terminal of the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz Ski Mountain, which is also directly connected to the railway station (the Ski Pustertal Express). Above Perca are the earth pyramids, a very special drama of nature. Perca is a good starting point for hikes into the Vedrette di Ries-Aurina/Rieserferner-Ahrn Nature Park.
S. Lorenzo-St. Lorenzen is located at the entrance to the Val Badia and is renowned for its castles (Castel Michele-Michelsburg and Castel Badia-Sonnenburg). The hamlets and outlying areas of S. Lorenzo are picturesque localities with a postcard character. As a result of its having been settled by the Romans, S. Lorenzo is an historically significant place. Excavation sites have brought numerous relics from Roman times to light, which are now housed in the Mansio Sebatum Museum. It is the first museum in South Tyrol-Südtirol that is dedicated to the age of the Romans.
The tidy village of Gais is located at 840 m (2,756 ft.) above sea level, and its outlying areas of Montassilone-Tesselberg, Rio Molino-Mühlbach, and Villa Ottone-Uttenheim are not only genuine gems in terms of the landscape – they also have quite a bit to offer in terms of culture. Imposing castles such as Chela-Kehlburg and Casanova-Neuhaus, the Firefighter’s Helmet Museum that is unique throughout the world, and the oldest parish church in all of Tyrol connect the relaxing vacation with a fascinating detour into the history and culture of the land. In addition to a widely varied selection of leisure time activities, nature reigns supreme here for those vacation guests who wish to appreciate it.
Falzes-Pfalzen lies northwest of Brunico and is regarded as one of the five sunniest villages in the Val Pusteria. As a result of its ideal location oriented toward the south, it soaks up an especially high number of rays. Starting from Falzes and its outlying areas, it is possible to pick up the hiking routes of the Fundres-Pfunders mountains. In Issengo-Issing, a district of Falzes, is found the lovely Laghetto d’Issengo-Issinger Weiher pond with the adjacent tight rope course.
Teodone-Dietenheim is situated to the east of Brunico and is captivating with its picturesque residences of nobility. The village was first mentioned in the year 1000. The famous Folklore Museum is located here, where customs and traditions of the rural culture of South Tyrol-Südtirol have been collected and made accessible to the public.
The idyllic little village of Villa S. Caterina-Aufhofen offers a lovely view over a colorful carpet of fields over to the city of Brunico. The intact village center and the beautiful agricultural landscape are the characteristic views of the locality. Not far from the village is a well-maintained and publicly accessible natural climbing area, where a good many local climbing aces have tried out their first climbs.