BrunicoItaly

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This historic village offers a gateway to the medieval towns and beautiful trails that make the Puster Valley a favorite vacation destination. 

Nestled in the verdant Puster Valley, Brunico, or Bruneck in German, is a historic town infused with rich Italian and Austrian culture. Although dramatic mountain ranges surround the valley, Bruneck itself is on a hilltop, offering wonderful views of the lush landscape that draws so many visitors to this area. Come here to enjoy natural beauty combined with fascinating history. Divide your time between exploring gorgeous walking trails and touring historical buildings.

Brunico is an ancient settlement. Relics found here date back to the Roman Empire and even the Stone Age. Come today to see how carefully many of the town’s most beautiful medieval buildings have been cared for over the centuries.

Start at the Rathausplatz, the square in the heart of the town’s historic center. Although the Rathaus, or town hall, is a modern building, the wide-open square is an excellent place to start the day with an outdoor coffee before moving on to see historic and cultural sights.

The first stop for many after breakfast is the striking Brunico Castle. Perched high on a hilltop, this dramatic building looks like it could be home to Dracula. Step inside, however, and see that there are no vampires in sight. Instead, the building houses the fascinating RIPA museum of mountain heritage.

For another great museum experience, rent a bike and cycle along the lovely route to the nearby village of Teodone to visit the wonderful South Tyrolean Folklore Museum. Tour other medieval towns in the area, including Riscone and Stegona.

Continue exploring the scenic trails that lead through the Puster and Aurina valleys by bike or on foot. Alternatively, head out to discover the beauty of the nearby Kronplatz mountain.

Drive to Brunico or relax on one of the trains that follow scenic routes through the postcard-perfect countryside of the Puster Valley. Arrive in summer to see the wildflowers in bloom or in winter to enjoy pristine alpine landscapes blanketed in snow.

Top Hotels in Brunico

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Rubner's Hotel Rudolf
Rubner's Hotel Rudolf
4 out of 5
Via Riscone 33, Brunico, BZ
¥25,130
per night
Mar 8 - Mar 9

This family-friendly Brunico hotel is located in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Cron4 and Kronplatz Holiday Region. Kronplatz 1 Gondola and Kronplatz 2000 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (21 reviews)

"Super perfektes Frühstück"…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Rubner's Hotel Rudolf
Gissbach
Gissbach
3.5 out of 5
Via Gissbach 27, Brunico, South Tyrol

Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Brunico Castles and 3 mi (4.9 km) from Kronplatz Holiday Region. Cron4 and Kronplatz 2000 Gondola ...

Gissbach
Hotel Goldene Rose
Hotel Goldene Rose
3 out of 5
Via Bastioni 36b, Brunico, Bolzano
¥13,121
per night
Mar 17 - Mar 18

Situated in Brunico, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ursuline Church and Kronplatz Holiday Region. Brunico Parish Church and Messner Mountain Museum Ripa ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (59 reviews)

"Outstanding service, great value, perfect location for access to town and entire valley (with free bus/train pass included!). I cancelled the Innsbruck part of my vacation to stay here longer."…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Hotel Goldene Rose

Popular things to do in Brunico

Brunico Castles
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Brunico Castles

3.5/5(2 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Brunico with a stop at Brunico Castles. Discover the area's mountain views and monuments.

Lake Braies
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Lake Braies

4.5/5(15 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Braies during your trip to a well-known site like Lake Braies. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Val Gardena
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Val Gardena

5/5(31 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Val Gardena, a popular spot to commune with nature in Castelrotto. Discover the area's mountain views and seek out the ski slopes.

Kronplatz Holiday Region
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Kronplatz Holiday Region

5/5(15 reviews)

Winter snow sports, summer hiking and spectacular year-round scenery welcome visitors to this holiday region in Italy’s South Tyrol region in the Pustertal Valley.

Hintertux Glacier
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Hintertux Glacier

5/5(9 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Hintertux Glacier, a top ski area in Tux. Discover the area's mountain views and spas.

Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort
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Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Resort

4.5/5(19 reviews)

This chic resort rose to fame as host of the 1956 Winter Olympics and continues to attract crowds of well-heeled skiers each winter. 

Top activities in Brunico

Day Trip from Brunico to Innsbruck
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Day Trip from Brunico to Innsbruck

¥9,178
Per adult
Hidden Valley Ski Tour
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Hidden Valley Ski Tour

¥18,036
Per adult
Snowshoe Tour in the Dolomites near Cortina (1 day)
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Snowshoe Tour in the Dolomites near Cortina (1 day)

¥9,525
Per adult
Snowshoe Tour in the Dolomites near San Candido (1 day)
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Snowshoe Tour in the Dolomites near San Candido (1 day)

¥9,525
Per adult
Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Rental ECO Package
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Cortina d'Ampezzo Ski Rental ECO Package

¥3,096
Per adult
Cortina d'Ampezzo Performance Ski Rental Package
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Cortina d'Ampezzo Performance Ski Rental Package

¥5,239
Per adult