Reischach near Bruneck
Idyllic South Tyrolean village at the foot of the Kronplatz, a skiers and hikers paradise Kronplatz
Every morning, when I step outside the hotel door to be greeted by the mountain peaks all around me, that's when I'm truly happy that I live in this little corner of the world. It just seems that the sky is bluer here and that the wide, open meadows are greener than anywhere else. And: besides the heavenly peace and quiet, the lovely South Tyrolean village of Reischach, set on a ridge above Bruneck, has much to offer:
- Located at the foot of theKronplatz, Reischach's local mountain, which transforms into South Tyrol's number one ski resort in winter, in summer invites you for wonderful hiking and not forgetting the mountain bike tours. The lifts are only 500 metres away from the Petrus.
- Surrounded by the Zillertal Alps, the Rieserferner range and the Dolomites
- Set on a vast, open plateau at an altitude of 956 metres above sea level: for lots of sunshine, long distance views and a feeling of space and freedom
- Great sporting facilities with the excellent Pustertal golf club and course and the Reipertinger sport park with the Cron4 swimming complex - one of the nicest in South Tyrol, with sauna landscape, tennis courts and in winter there's the natural ice-skating rink. In addition to all this there's also the outdoor animal enclosures with native animals such as deer, peacocks, geese and goats.
A place full of magic
Reischach was documented as a settlement about 1000 years ago. For 400 years the noble lords of "Rischon" resided in the still well preserved Angerburg castle. The history of the village is told also by the old South Tyrolean farmhouses, many of which are now listed buildings.
My wife Gerti still knows the legends that have grown up around Reischach. She will tell you some of these enchanting and mysterious stories and some funny anecdotes when you go hiking to the Kappler Stoeckl chapel or the shrines of Maria or along the panorama trail above the Petrus.
In Reischach you'll come across cows, horses, donkeys and goats. If, however, you come across llamas, don't worry - it's not magic. They're real!