Your holiday on Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
Your holiday on Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
Your holiday on Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm
Your holiday on Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm

Sights and attractions

St. Francis Church

Distance: 150m | 2-minute walk

St. Francis Church here in Compatsch is dedicated to St. Francis of Assisi and faces east, as per ancient tradition. Its layout takes the form of a dove of peace, with the bell tower forming the beak and the porches the wings. Inside the church, you’ll find a magical interplay of light and shadow, and – depending on the position of the sun –the stained-glass window behind the altar illuminates the church in a rainbow of colours.

Witches’ Benches

Distance: 3.5km | 30-minute walk

Countless myths and legends tell of the Sciliar/Schlern witches who once carried out their nefarious deeds here. According to legend, the long Sciliar/Schlern ridge was once a popular meeting point for witches. The Witches’ Benches, unusual rock formations that look like armchairs, can still be seen today above Bullaccia/Puflatsch.

Salegg ruins

Distance: 12km | 18-minute drive

Shrouded in myth, the Salegg ruins tower up towards the sky in the midst of Castelvecchio/Hauenstein forest. The castle was probably built in around the 12th century by the lords of Saleck before coming into the possession of the Wolkenstein dynasty. From the valley station of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm cable car, you can reach this historic attraction at the foot of Santner in around 30 minutes by following Oswald von Wolkenstein trail.


Distance: 11km | 17-minute drive

Kastelruth is not only the largest village on Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm, but is also the home of the Kastelruther Spatzen, one of the most successful German-language folk music groups throughout the German-speaking areas. In the historic centre, a variety of shops, beautiful houses, and the unique flair of original South Tyrol await you.

Prösels Castle

Distance: 21km | 28-minute drive

For a cultural and historic experience, visit Prösels Castle, which was built in around 1200. Magnificent armouries, the Knight’s Hall, castle chapel, princely living areas, and Pfeilersaal Hall are well worth a visit, as are the exhibitions and theatre performances that are held in this historic ambience.

Museum of Traditional Costumes

Distance: 11km | 17-minute drive

Traditional costumes are closely linked to South Tyrol’s identity and are still worn today by people of all ages on major religious holidays and at village festivals. In the historical Lächler residence in Kastelruth, costumes from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries await you alongside postcards and pictures all about this beautiful cultural heritage.

Trostburg Castle

Distance: 18km | 25-minute drive

Trostburg Castle is one of the most impressive castle complexes in South Tyrol. Once the home of minstrel Oswald von Wolkenstein, it still offers wonderful insights into castle life in days gone by. The magnificent Knight’s Hall, castle chapel, Gothic rooms, and Renaissance Hall will amaze visitors of all ages.

Laghetto di Fiè/Völser Weiher

Distance: 19km | 27-minute drive

Do you love sunshine, summer refreshment, and want to enjoy a breathtaking view? Then take a trip to Laghetto di Fiè/Völser Weiher, directly at the foot of Sciliar/Schlern. Or are you more a fan of winter? Then dust off your ice-skates and glide along on the ice.

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