Not to miss…Interesting destinations in the direct neighbourhood
Chiusa of Rio Pusteria
This walled dam is a customs station from the 13th century. Both during the peasant wars 1525 as well as in the Napoleonic Wars in 1809 this not originally fortified building was highly competitive. A complete tour is only available during the summer.
Under the banner of the cross
In our region Gitschberg / Jochtal there are many beautiful churches and chapels. Other interesting religious buildings are: the two-storey Floriani chapel from the 15th century in Rio Pusteria, the Holy grave Chapel in Spinga from the 17th century, which is one of the few remaining churches with replicas of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem or the Stöcklvater chapel at Rio Pusteria with remarkable Baroque frescoes on the outside walls.
The famous South Tyrolean Counts Wolkenstein in the 16th century, turned a former fortress in this impregnable structure above the Rienz gorge. Impressive are there today not only the frescoes in the pump room, which illustrate the adventure epic Iwein by Hartmann von Aue.
In Valdoies, directly along the Pusteria street, there is the Loden world: an experience museum with factory and factory outlet, about the traditional production and processing of the in South Tyrol estimated loden cloth.
The Kandlburg in Rio Pusteria belonged in the 17th century the Counts von Wolkenstein. At the end of the last century, the venerable walls were lovingly restored with particular care for the historic details by its present owners.
Wonderful panoramic views
In addition to cultural highlights, of course, nature offers much for the eye. In our region, there are a number of good vantage points with partly breathtaking panoramic views. On the Rodengo / Luson Alp you find a platform with panoramic summit description. More great views you have on the Astjoch, the Steinermandl and Gitschberg, from where you enjoy a whopping view over 500 peaks of the Dolomites and the Alps.