1. Ursuline Church
Built at the start of the 15th century in
the Gothic style, the frescoes in the church are by Johannes of Bruneck
and date from around 1420. The crypt of the Ursuline Church is the
oldest part of the entire cloister building and dates from the period
around 1410; the crypt space is almost empty, but hugely atmospheric -
sanctified by centuries of the silence of the dead.
2. War Cemetery
77 Italian soldiers who were once buried here were reburied in 1932 in
the newly built mausoleum in Pocòl; the same is true of the 45 German
soldiers, who were reburied in the cenotaph on the Pordoi Pass.
3. Bruneck Castle
matter which side you approach the town from, the first thing you will
see is the large, beautiful bishop's palace, Bruneck Castle.
the castle mount, this church was remodelled in the Baroque style in
1675, and has a beautiful onion dome with interesting coats of arms
picturesque Stadtgasse is predominantly medieval in character and has
four town gates and interesting frescoes. The eastern gate "Raintor or
Unterttainertor" (6.) leads into the Oberstadt district of the town
(7.), which is dominated by the Sternbach Palace (8.). The Oberstadt is
also home to the Mariensäule, a work by the Brixen artist Michael Rasner
(1661-1725), which was endowed in 1716 by Anton von Wenzl, Baron von
9. Parish Church
a valuable crucifix by Michael Pacher and the Mathis organ, which was
refurbished in 1983, the largest in South Tyrol. In Mühlgasse, near the
Parish Church there is a fresco.
10. Town Museum
museum for graphic arts was opened in 1995 in the restored, converted
postal stables, in which in earlier centuries the horses were fed and
watered and the postal coaches stood ready for travellers.
11. Church of the Holy Spirit
renovated Baroque church, built in the mid 14th century. Baroque
depiction of the baptism of Christ by Franz Unterberger (1707-1776)
12. Capuchin Church
Capuchin monastery (since 1626) and the Capuchin Church; they are kept
very simply, in line with the principles of the order.
along the Dantestrasse, at the road junction to Dietenheim you will find
one of the oldest and most beautiful shrines in Tyrol.
13. The Floriani Gate
known as "Lucke" (or hole), the gate carries a painting by the South
Tyrolean painter Rudolf Stolz (1874-1960) which shows Saint Florian, the
Bruneck coat of arms and the town's founding bishop, Bruno. In
Florianigasse, St. Florian, a work by the Bruneck artist Josef
Bachlechner (1871-1923) can be seen.
The Graben (the main road)
Grebmer was born in 1821 in Bruneck. He was elected mayor in 1861, and
became a deputy in both the Vienna parliament and the Tyrolean regional
assembly. In 1869 the king appointed him governor of Tyrol. He died in
1875; just a few years later the citizens of Bruneck erected a monument
in the "Graben" for him in thanks for his services to both the town and
the entire region.