Culture is our main concern
Sterzing’s vicinity alone holds some surprises. Stroll through the picturesque villages of the Wipptal, visit the valley of the miners in Ridnaun with the miners’ chapel St. Magdalena and the museum area of the once highest mine in Europe. Walk up to the miners’ settlement St. Martin (2500 metres) and to the remaining of the impressive ore conveyor, which carried the ore over 1000 metres to the valley.
In Mareit, at the entrance of the valley of Ridnaun, lies the outstanding baroque palace “Wolfsthurn” which today accommodates the state museum for hunting and fishing. Juxtaposed to this is the Medieval castle Reifenstein which is situated in the south of Sterzing on a majestic hill. You are invited to the detached world of the Medieval.
The town itself with its buildings (Zwölfer tower, Parrish church St. Maria im Moos as biggest ecclesiastical architecture from Innsbruck to Trient, the town-hall etc.) is an architectural jewel and at the same time centre of a blooming cultural life. The newly built town theatre reveals the vitality of the town at the intersection between the cultures. The annual Easter performance takes place there, which carries forward Sterzing’s medieval theatre tradition.
And moreover also the other centres of the historical Tyrol are worth a visit. Within the periphery of 100 kilometres lie the towns Innsbruck, Schwaz, Rattenberg, Brixen, Bruneck, Meran and Bozen with all their specific characteristics and sights.