Excursion tips around Alpe di Siusi
Exploring the area
Sciliar and the witches’ benches on Sassopiatto are two of the iconic locations on Alpe di Siusi. Both are subject of the legends of the Sciliar witches. The Alpe’s new Franciscan church in the shape of a dove is also worth seeing.
Siusi is reached by car or by the revolving cable car Alpe di Siusi. From there you can explore the towns of Castelrotto, Siusi, Fiè and Tires. The Tagusa school museum exhibits school in the olden days and transports you back to your own school days. In the farming museum you can discover everything about farming tradition. The Pflegerhof farm presents all there is to know about herbs and herb products. In Prösels Castle, Castelvecchio Fortress and Trostburg Castle you can experience the Middle Ages and feel like lord and lady of the castle. Just as idyllic are Valle di Ciamin, the Wuhnleger Weiher and the small St. Cyprian’s church.
From Alpe di Siusi you reach Val Gardena via Castelrotto. There you will not only be impressed by the Ladin language but also by the art of wood carving. The Gherdëina museum is another worthwhile destination.
The cities of Bolzano, Bressanone and Merano wait to be discovered. Unlike on Alpe di Siusi you find plenty of hustle and bustle there. In Bolzano we recommend a detour to Walther square, the fruit market and the arcades. The 5000 years old mummy of iceman “Ötzi” is exhibited in the archaeology museum. On Firmiano castle Reinhold Messner set up one of his MMM-Messner Mountain Museums. Bressanone enchants with its city flair. Here you should visit the cathedral, the courtyard garden, the cloister, the nativity museum and Abbazia di Novacella. The green city of Merano excites with the spa, the gardens of Trauttmansdorff castle, the Touriseum, an attractive city centre and attractive shops.
We are happy to advise you on other destinations in South Tyrol worth a visit.