This small medieval city at the foot of its own local mountain, the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz, is the heart and soul of the valley. Its first impression is colorful and full of life. Val Pusteria delicacies and traditional handicraft is to be found here, as is the lovely pedestrianized zone with its boutiques and cafés.
The famous Brunico Castle looks down from its hilltop upon the hustle and bustle.
A mecca for winter sports enthusiasts during the wintertime, in the summer it becomes a staging area for downhill mountain bikers, paragliders, hikers, and families.
Gentle meadows, lush forests, broad plateaus and tiny villages basking in the sun – these things characterise the Val Pusteria-Pustertal Valley. As the valley extends toward the north, east, and south, the more mountainous it becomes, until it is reaches the world-famous pale giants of the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Dolomites.
Meanwhile, the Plan de Corones-Kronplatz, South Tyrol-Südtirol’s number one ski mountain, towers above everything.