Attractions
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Attractions
Attractions
In the past, the villages of Tesimo/Tisens, Caprile/Gfrill, Narano/Naraun, Plazzoles/Platzers, Grissiano/Grissian and the castle village of Prissiano/Prissian were popular holiday destinations for the aristocracy and landowners. As a result, the area displays plenty of castles and noble villas surrounded by vineyards and chestnut groves. Many castles are still actively used today, such as Katzenzungen Castle, the home of the famous Versoaln vine.
Around Tesimo - Prissiano there are also several impressive churches, mountain churches and chapels, including S. Christofo and S. Ippolito, S. Giacomo in Grissiano and S. Apollonia in nearby Sirmiano/Sirmian, but also museums and historic cultural sites. The South Tyrol Classic vintage car rallye runs through the narrow historic centres of Tesimo and Prissiano.
Also worth a visit is the Rainguthof wildlife park, an open-air area impressively designed for both children and adults, with lots of well-known and rare animals.
The Kneipp Wellness Facility in the heart of Prissian is a popular destination for those looking for balance and relaxation.
St. Christoph's Church in Tisens/Tesimo
Churches, chapels, religious centres
St. Christoph's Church in Tisens/Tesimo
The Saint Christoph Church, at the hill called "Vorbichl", was buil during the 13th Century. Today, only the tower with its double arch windows is still ...
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Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) and St. Michael's Chapel in Tisens/Tesimo
Churches, chapels, religious centres
Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) and St. Michael's Chapel in Tisens/Tesimo
The Parish Church of Mary Assumption (Maria Himmelfahrt) in Tisens was first mentioned in 1194 when it was a Roman church. During the 16th Century it was ...
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Chapel of St. Erasmus in the Wehrburg Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
Castles, Churches, chapels, religious centres
Chapel of St. Erasmus in the Wehrburg Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
The chapel of the castle was dedicated 1474 and renewed in the 17. century.
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Monuments, natural monuments, Mystical sites
The "Vorbichl"
The so-called "Vorbichl" extends for about 2 km on the eastern edge of the "Tisner Mittelgebirge" and forms with its steeply sloping rock wall a natural ...
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Castel Katzenzungen in Prissian/Prissiano
Castles, Forts
Castel Katzenzungen in Prissian/Prissiano
Castel Katzenzungen was first mentioned in 1244 when it was owned by Henricus de Cazenzunge. Between the 16th and the 18th Century, the castle had its golden ...
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Historic Stone Bridge in Prissian/Prissiano
Other historical buildings
Historic Stone Bridge in Prissian/Prissiano
The historic bridge of stone in the center of Prissiano (called "Stuanbogen") was first mentioned in 1308. By 1591 at the latest, the bridge was provided with ...
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Wall fragments of Holz Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
Castles, Forts, Ruins
Wall fragments of Holz Castle in Prissian/Prissiano
The former Holz Castle, which is mentioned in 1236, has only a few ruined walls. It is located above Prissian in a forested area.
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Versoaln Vine in Prissiano
Monuments, natural monuments
Versoaln Vine in Prissiano
The Versoaln vine at the vineyards near Katzenzungen Castle is the largest and probably oldest vine in the world . The foliage of the 360-year old vine rests ...
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