Bozen/Bolzano – Always Worth a Visit.



The best meeting place in Bozen/Bolzano, with the Neo-Romanic monument to the famous ballad-singer Walther von der Vogelweide.

Bozner Lauben
An impressive arched shopping promenade representing the actual center of commerce in the city.

The Fruit Market
A colorful and lively market with fresh regional products and specialties every day, lined by beautiful old buildings.


Bozen/Bolzano Cathedral
The city pastoral church of Bozen/Bolzano with a 65-meter-high steeple is the city's trademark. It was built between 1340 and 1500 in the Gothic style.
Phone: 0471 978676

Franciscan Church and Monastery
A church dating back to 1221 and built in the Gothic style. The frescoes in the cloisters (1300-1500) and the winged altar by Hans Klockner (1500) are worth seeing.
Phone: 0471 977293

Dominican Church and Monastery
A church dating back to 1270 and built in the Gothic style. Exquisite frescoes (dating back to the 14th Century) from the Giotto school, in St. John's Chapel, too.
Phone: 0471 973133

Augustine Church and Muri Gries Monastery
A late-Gothic church (built between 1414 and 1540) with the famous winged altar by Michael Pacher and the Benedictine cloister in the Baroque style. Many frescoes.
Phone: 0471 283089


The South Tyrolean Museum of Archeology / Ötzi Museum
Ötzi, the 5300-year-old "Ice-Man" and perhaps South Tyrol's most-famous inhabitant can be viewed in the Museum of Archeology.
Museumstrasse 43, Phone: 0471 320100 (

The Municipal Museum of Bozen/Bolzano
Home to a priceless collection of archeological finds, examples of medieval and Gothic art, and an exhibition of national attire.
Sparkassenstrasse 14, Phone: 0471 974625 (

Museion - Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art
The Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art in Bozen/Bolzano.
Sernesistrasse 1, Phone: 0471 980001 (

Castles and Fortresses

Sigmundskron/Firmiano Castle (Messner Mountain Museum)
This large South Tyrolean fortress complex is home to the Messner Mountain Museum (

Maretsch Castle
This ancient fortress on the edge of the "Old Towne" section of Bozen/Bolzano offers visitors a splendid view of the majestic "Rose Garden" group.

Runkelstein Castle
This completely renovated medieval fortress is home to the oldest cycle of non-religious frescoes dating back to the Middle Ages.

This fortress boasts a restaurant with a wonderful view of Bozen/Bolzano and the Etsch/Adige Valley.