The beautiful landscape around Toblach is amply matched by the historical richness of the art and culture of this village in the Puster Valley, blessed with its mild climate.
Located at an altitude of 1,256 metres above sea level, it is home to a number of historic monuments such as Toblach Parish Church, the Red Tower, the Herbstenburg, the Grand Hotel and the summer residence of Gustav Mahler, in whose honour the Music Weeks are held each summer.
A journey of discovery through South Tyrol! This unique cultural guide uses 12 themes to introduce you to the Dolomites, their peoples and their history.
It provides interesting descriptions of the geology of the South Tyrolean mountains, the phenomenon of the alpenglow, the minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein, legends and myths, trade routes, mountaineering, the beginnings of tourism, the Dolomite front in World War I, the Ladin language, waterways, natural monuments and the four nature parks to be found here.
THE PUSTER VALLEY
South Tyrol’s easternmost holiday region extends from the Mühlbacher Klause to Innichen. Rich in tradition and history, a wide programme of cultural events is on offer here.
Among the most popular attractions are the Messner Mountain Museum Ripa at Bruneck Castle, the Sonnenburg Castle in St. Lorenzen, the Museum of Folk Traditions in Dietenheim, the Loden World in Vintl, the Climate and Mining Galleries of Prettau and the Dolomythos in Innichen.
SOUTH TYROLEAN HIGHLIGHTS
South Tyrol fully deserves its reputation as a land of variety, both culturally and historically.
If you wish to learn more about the treasures our land has to offer, we recommend the following highlights: theMuseum of Archaeology featuring Ötzi, the Man from the Ice, in Bozen, the Museion Museum for Modern Art in Bozen, the Franzensfeste fortress, the Botanical Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle near Meran, the Neustift Monastery in Brixen or the Messner Mountain Museums in Bruneck, Bozen, Juval and Sulden.