The city of Bruneck/Brunico is located in the heart of the Pustertal valley and forms the cultural, political and economic centre of our region. The fifth largest city in South Tyrol has a little less than 17,000 inhabitants and offers plenty of activities ranging from sports and leisure to shopping, gastronomy and a varied cultural programme. As a culture lover, in addition to museums, castles and churches, you should not miss out on the picturesque main city alley called “Stadtgasse”, whose elegant buildings feature interesting architectural details and medieval frescoes. While walking through the charming historic centre, you should of course take a break in one of the delightful cafés or restaurants to spoil your palate with the authentic flavours of the region’s typical specialities.
From the “Stadtgasse”, you can extend your tour through the sights of Bruneck on the so-called Kühbergl hill: A 40-minute walk leads you past the imposing castle of Schloss Bruneck and takes you to two other places of interest. The first stop is at the forest cemetery, also known as the military cemetery, which was built in 1915 as a resting place for soldiers who died in the First World War. As you pass the three idyllic lakes, you reach the highest point of the Kühbergl: the Kaiserwarte. On the site where today you can find a monument, there was once an 18-metre-high viewing tower that was built in 1903 to provide Emperor Franz Josef I with an ideal observation point of the city and valley.