The possibly most famous South Tyrolean pilgrimage site can be reached from Petersberg within a good hour: Maria Weißenstein with the Church of St. Leonhard at 1.380 meters above sea level. Virgin Mary is said to have appeared here farmer Leonhard Weißenstein in 1553, in order to heal him from his illness. He healed and in his gratitude he built her a chapel.
Soon the chapel couldn’t hold the number of pilgrims who came in great numbers over the pilgrim’s path from Leifers. In the 17th century a baroque church was built next to the chapel. Not too long ago Pope John Paul II visited the powerful place himself and declared complete absolution to all those pilgrims in search of true liberation, genuine and honest in their motivations. If this doesn't do it for you, you can find here also an incredible view over the mountains of the Dolomites.
Recharge your energies in this place of power
Under this place full of hope and repent lies the idyllic village center, around it the widely spread farms and hamlets. The wooded high plainon Mt. Regglberg in Eggental is ideal for long walks, fixed rope tours in the Dolomites or excursions through the nature park Rosengarten-Schlern, to the legendary Lake Karersee, the fantastic look out Karerpass or the capital Bozen. Golfers find here the oldest 18-hole-golfcourse in South Tyrol: Golfclub Petersberg in front of a fantastic mountain panorama.
In the winter the meadows become practice slopes for kids; the paths fantastic cross-country tracks, and romantic winter walking paths. Experienced winter sports enthusiasts can take a ski bus directly from the hotels in Petersberg to the ski-resort Latemar-Obereggen or to Carezza. If you would like to experience this extraordinary place of power for yourself, find here the best hotels in Petersberg in the South Tyrolean Eggental.