Monguelfo, the village with an abundant past and its own sun deck by the name of Tesido, is located at the entrance to the Val Casies Valley. It is Welsperg Castle, which, on its sunny cliff, very carefully watches over who is passing through the gateway to undisturbed nature. It will tell anyone who visits and listens to its history about what was once the most noble family in all of Tyrol, the lords of Welsperg. It also plays a role in the Paul Troger Route as a stop. Those, on the other hand, who prefer to put their energy into nature instead of culture will find Tesido to be the ideal starting point. Countless strolling paths and hiking trails lead into a landscape of forests and meadows with abundant views of the Dolomites. A hike to the Malga di Tesido-Taistner Alm is on the must-do list both in the summer and in the winter.
Is one of the sunny side valleys of the Val Pusteria Valley. A well-maintained road leads through the 20-kilometer-long valley. Tradition is written in capital letters in the region: Rustic farms and alpine huts invite you to stay. What makes the Val Casies Valley special is the unique landscape with the beautiful hiking trails and the mountain scenery.
The historical town is especially known for its cultural treasures, such as Welsperg Castle, the works of Paul Troger or the fountains. Not only for culture lovers, but also for shopping fans and sports enthusiasts, the town in the Val Pusteria Valley has a lot to offer.
Gilt als eines der 5 Top-Sonnendörfer. Tanken Sie auf der Sonnenterrasse zwischen Berg und Tal Energie und Lebensfreude. Die historische Georgskirche, der Dorf-Skilift und die vielen Wanderwege mit Blick auf die Dolomiten locken jährlich scharenweise Urlauber in den Ferienort.
The Val Casies Valley, on the other hand, has managed to grab some space between the ridges of the Vedrette di Ries-Rieserferner chain and the Deferegg Alps. The valley runs as far as S. Maddalena: broad, flat, sunny, and beautiful. The slopes are bedecked on both sides of the valley with thick forests of fir and spruce. Magnificent farmhouses with balconies blackened by the sun seem to almost be randomly scattered across the flower and herb-covered meadows. Once a year, the otherwise still winter is interrupted by a colorful event: the Gran Fondo Val Casies draws hundreds or even thousands of participants and spectators to and onto the cross country ski trail. In the summer, it is time for the Val Casies Valley Mountain Pastures Festival, which provides for all sorts of excitement.
Arriving from Bolzano-Bozen and points south:
Take the A22 Brennero Autostrada to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit for state route SS49-E66 (30 km/19 miles from the highway exit to Brunico-Bruneck, 42 km/26 miles to Valdaora-Olang, and 43 km/27 miles to San Vigilio-St. Vigil).
Arriving from Venice and points beyond:
Take the A27 Alemagna Autostrada and continue past Treviso until it ends, then continue on state route SS51 Alemagna toward Tai di Cadore. Continue on the SS51 to Cortina and then to Dobbiaco-Toblach, then take route SS49-E68 to Brunico-Bruneck (63 km/39 miles from Cortina to Brunico).
Arrival from the Brenner Pass, Innsbruck, Austria, and points north:
Take the Autostrada Brennero-Brennerautobahn (A22) to the Bressanone/Val Pusteria-Brixen/Pustertal exit, then continue along the main highway (SS49-E66) into the Val Pusteria-Pustertal valley. The western gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in S. Sigismondo-St. Sigmund near Chienes-Kiens.
Arrival from Lienz, Austria and points east:
You can also reach us from Lienz, Austria and points beyond. You will cross the Austrian-Italian border between Arnbach, Austria and Prato alla Drava-Winnebach, Italy (route B100-E66 in Austria ) and continue on route SS49-E66 in Italy into the Val Pusteria. The eastern gateway to the Kronplatz region is located in Monguelfo-Welsberg.
→In Italy, the autostrada motorway is a toll road.
→Every year from November 15 to April 15, cars and trucks traveling during snowfall, over snow-covered roads, or when there is ice on the roadway are required to use winter tires or snow chains.
Positioned in the heart of Europe, South Tyrol has a good train network, with connecting trains from the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), Italian Trenitalia, as well as Deutsche Bahn (DB).
Once in South Tyrol, DB/ÖBB train travelers can use the ‘Anschlussticket Südtirol’, a ticket that allows travelling with public transportation to get from the train station to their accommodation and vice versa on their day of arrival/departure.
With Flixbus you can reach South Tyrol via Munich, Innsbruck or Verona several times a day.
►"Südtirol Transfer" – comfortably to your holiday accommodation
If you arrive by train or bus in South Tyrol you can use the "Südtirol Transfer”, a region-wide connection shuttle for the last few kilometres to your accommodation. You can get to your holiday accommodation from the train stations in Bolzano/Bozen, Meran/Merano, Mals/Malles, Brixen/Bressanone, Bruneck/Brunico or Innichen/San Candido, as well as from the ‘Flixbus’ bus stops in Bolzano, Meran or Klausen/Chiusa and after your holiday you will be brought back to the de-sired stop. The group transfer to the South Tyrolean accommodations can be booked online. Available from 1 October: http://www.suedtiroltransfer.com/en/
►Book your shuttle
Travellers who are interested in using an individual shuttle service or airport transfer, have the possibility to make a reservation via the new booking platform "Book your shuttle". This way the individual transfer from and to, as well as in South Tyrol, can be booked online easily and quickly.
South Tyrol’s only airport is located in the southern outskirts of Bolzano-Bozen. Beyond South Tyrol the nearest international airports are in Innsbruck (Austria) and Munich (Germany) in the north and Venice, Treviso, Verona and Bergamo in the south.
Driving distances from and to Brunico-Bruneck in kilometres/miles:
Airport Innsbruck - INN 105 km 65 mi
Airport Munic - MUC 302 km 188 mi
Airport Verona - VRN 223 km 139 mi
Airport Bergamo - BGY 362 km 203 mi
Airport Venice - VCE* 205 km 127 mi
Airport Treviso - TSF* 195 km 121 mi
Different shuttle services guarantee the connection from these airports to the respective train stations. From there you can travel to South Tyrol with the trains of Italian Trenitalia, Deutsche Bahn DB as well as Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB. From the airports of Innsbruck, Munich, Verona and Bergamo Alto Adige Bus offers a shuttle service for the onward journey to South Tyrol. This airport shuttle to South Tyrol includes a large number of stops throughout South Tyrol.
Please note that all transport services must be booked in advance and 48 hours before you set off at the very latest.
* There are currently no transfer services offered by these airports.