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Cultural highlights not to be missed

Explore the lively city of Brunico-Bruneck with its historical Old Town and rural, picturesque surroundings. The area offers a range of possible leisure activities in the stunning natural beauty of the Dolomites, as well as cultural highlights in the attractive resort of Brunico/Bruneck. 

During a relaxed stroll through the town's center you will also discover a number of museums, churches and traditional old building.

MMM Ripa at Brunico/Bruneck Castle

The legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner opened his fifth and latest museum project in July 2011. Here in the newly renovated Brunico/Bruneck Castle (once home to the bishops of Bressanone/Brixen), you can admire a selection of exhibits from all over the world which tell of the lives, trials and tribulations of mountain people.

MMM Corones

In the MMM Corones, the distinctive museum building created by Zaha Hadid and situated on the summit plateau of Kronplatz (2,275 m),  the view goes beyond the borders of South Tyrol to all points of the compass: from the Lienz Dolomites in the east to the Ortler in the west, from the Marmolada in the south to the Zillertal Alps in the north.

Parish Church

The Parish Church in Bruneck was built 1816-1886 according to the plans of the building agancy in Vienna. With a valuable crucifix by Michael Pacher and the Mathis organ, which was refurbished in 1983, it is the largest church in South Tyrol. You can also find a 4 meter high marble statue of the Virgin Mary made by the well-known sculptor Franz Pendl.

National Folklore Museum

This outdoor museum is well worth seeing and covers a total area of 10 acres in the stately “Mair am Hof” residence. The exhibition shows traditional arts and crafts and ancient household tools. Traditional animal species can be found in the garden of the residence.

Earth Pyramids

This unique geographical attraction came to be thanks to natural erosion processes. Rain water filled ditches and crevices, creating solid pyramids made of hard sand, decorated with rocks. Not to be missed!

Military cemetery

The military cemetery is located on a hill above the Old Town of Brunico/Bruneck, just opposite the Castle, in the middle of a beautiful larch tree forest. Hundreds of soldiers who fell in World War I and II are buried here.


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