Medieval alleys and roads, colourful facades, traditional taverns with skillfully crafted signs, well-guarded by the town's trademark, the watchtower „Zwölferturm“: A few years ago Sterzing was awarded the title of one of the most beautiful small townsin Italy. During summer the old town offers the site for the cheerful Latern-Festival, during winter for the Christmas market. During the events and markets, music, food and drink and a unique atmosphere fill the streets of Sterzing.
At the foot of Rosskopf
Surrounded by quiet villages, Alps and glaciers, visitors find here a vast offer of divers excursions. In the ski areas Rosskopf, Ladurns near Gossensass and Ratschings-Jaufen in Ratschings, skiers, snow-shoe-walkers, cross-country skiers and sleigh-riders find plenty of space to indulge in their favourite winter sport. Afterwards the Indoor-Pool Balineum or the wellness areas of the hotels in Sterzing invite for deep relaxation.
During the warmer season the golf course opens and the surrounding glaciers offer a great destination for the more experienced climbers, such as Hochfeiler with 3.510 meters. On a rock above the city towers Castle Reifenstein, offering interesting tours for visitors. The shutdown ore-mine in Ridnaun Schneeberg or the white marble-gorge in Stangenear Ratschings offer other fantastic destinations. Those who would like to spend their holidays in this beautiful town, find here the most beautiful hotels in Sterzing in the South Tyrolean Valle Isarco.