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A Warm Welcome to Sterzing, a City of Unmatched Charm

Welcome to Sterzing, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, nestled in the enchanting landscape of South Tyrol! Here, you’ll find a charming old town, rich in cultural attractions and surrounded by a varied natural landscape. The historical ambiance of the medieval Fugger city is unmistakable and delights with its romantic character.


The city of Sterzing and its surroundings offer numerous artistic and historical treasures that testify to a glorious past. The magnificent townhouses in the city center and the impressive sights in and around the old town, such as the city tower built in the 15th century, also known as the “Zwölferturm”, attest to the city’s significance in the Middle Ages.

Today, Sterzing in South Tyrol fulfills the holiday wishes of those seeking relaxation, recovery, and diversity. The charming city itself tempts with a variety of shopping options, while the surrounding region offers a wide spectrum of activities. Numerous hiking trails wind through the idyllic Upper Eisack Valley, cozy walking paths invite leisurely strolls through green meadows and shady forests, and for cyclists, there are first-class tours and trails. The Rosskopf cable car connects the city center with the leisure mountain Rosskopf, which offers excellent conditions for sports activities in both summer and winter.

Even in winter, Sterzing leaves nothing to be desired: sun, fun, and snow await skiers, cross-country skiers, tourers, winter hikers, and tobogganists, making the winter holiday an unforgettable experience.

The Old Town of Sterzing

A stroll through the wonderful old town of Sterzing reveals to visitors that the city once enjoyed great wealth. This is particularly evident in the unique townhouses, which can still be admired today. A striking landmark is the slender Zwölferturm, built in 1472 and visible from afar. It divides the old town into two sections: the upper part, the old town, and the lower part, the southern “New Town”, which was created after a devastating fire in 1443.

Particularly worth seeing in the southern “New Town” are the fountain with the statue of Saint Nepomuk and the town hall. Behind the Zwölferturm, the spacious town square extends with the seemingly simple, but inside decorated with significant late Gothic frescoes, Holy Spirit Hospital Church. Opposite the Gasthof Krone with its magnificent Renaissance parlor is the northernmost old town house, the “Färbe”, which served as the city’s oldest hospital until the 13th century.

During a walk through the old town of Sterzing, visitors can also admire beautiful facades, colorful inn signs, and magnificent oriels, which underline the charm and history of this picturesque city.