Brunico lies in the wide area of the confluence of the valley of Aurina, at a height of 835 m. sea level, surrounded on one side by the Zillertal Alps, which reach 3000 meters in height and the extraordinary rock formations and the Dolomites on the other. It's the center of Val Pusteria.
The medieval center of the town, with its picturesque rows of buildings, walls District in the Conservative Party and, in them, the gates of the city, testifies to the importance that this alpine town - with its current 12,000 residents, already enjoyed - in medieval times. On a saunter from Central Street in the picturesque medieval features, the four gates of the city and interesting frescoes. The eastern gate leads into the Via di Sopra Rage, dominated by the palace Sternbach. In the church you can admire the precious crucifix by Michael Pacher (the largest late Gothic painter and sculptor) and the organ Mathis, the largest in South Tyrol, built in 1983.
The characteristic Castle, situated on a hill above the city is easily accessible. From his privileged position in the houses of the old town looks as if it were still awake on the life and safety of citizens, as in centuries past.
From Brunico opens hiker's fantasy world of the Dolomites, the Zillertal Alps and the glaciers of the Venediger, with well-marked trails and an adequate amount of shelter.
Walks, easy hikes in the mountains or climbing to the summit, even climbing in the Dolomites or on snowy glaciers. Trail maps are on sale at the tourist office of Brunico. For lovers of skiing, get a day of skiing at Plan de Corones!