Apartments Stockerhof in the Pustertal valley
The marvelous holiday region Pustertal and in the sun-kissed hamlet Fassing
Whether you prefer to walk, to go by car or to ride your bike – our vacation apartments are always an ideal starting point, for example for a hike through forests and meadows to the nearby city of Bruneck, to the pond in Issing, the village of Pfalzen, the Irenberg Inn or to other destinations in the vicinity. The South Tyrolean “Way of St. James” runs past our farm too and in the surrounding woods, you can enjoy the quiet, the unspoiled nature and take time out.
St. Lorenzen is in the heart of the Pustertal valley and therefore a perfect location to discover the environment, for instance the east and the west of the valley, Alta Badia or Ahrntal.
Of course, you can also allow yourself some relaxing hours on our lawn for sunbathing and conclude the day with a glass of good wine in our pleasant garden hut.
Finally, also passionate winter sportsmen will get their money’s worth, because there are countless possibilities for skiers, ice-skaters, tobogganers and cross-country skiers. Here, every season offers something special.
Free-time activities in the Pustertal valley
Do you feel like strolling? Then you should amble along the historic old town of Bruneck, where you will also find some inviting bars and restaurants.
If you are interested in culture and history, we recommend you to pay a visit to the South Tyrolean Folklore Museum in Dietenheim, Taufers Castle or the Mining Museum in Prettau.
Children will also like these destinations and they surely will not be bored.
Taufers Castle in Ahrntal
Taufers Castle is one of the mightiest, biggest and most beautiful castles in South Tyrol. Before the 13th century, the masters of Taufers – noblemen and a respected Tyrolean lineage – resided there. After their disappearance, the castle fell into disrepair, but in 1907, Ludwig von Lobmayr began to restore it.
Mining Museum in Prettau
The old mine in Prettau is open to the public. By colliery railway, visitors can reach a mysterious underground world and learn more about the miners’ work during two tours inside the mountain.
Folklore Museum in Dietenheim
The South Tyrolean Folklore Museum is located in the village of Dietenheim near Bruneck. It shows the rural population’s life from former times – from the gentry to self-sufficient farmers and day laborers.
Spa Paradise at the heart of the Val Pusteria Valley
Not far from us you will find the unique spa and swimming pool Cron4. There are five different pools - a fun pool, active pool, salt water pool, sport pool and a baby pool - and a 75m long water slide. Nothing but fun for the whole family!
Relax in the 3,000sqm large 6 Pearl World Sauna area and try the thirteen different ways to sweat. Each differently designed relaxation room, Kneipp water-treading facilities and regular sauna infusions applied by professionals make all wishes come true.
Sonnenburg / Fassing / Lothen
Below Sonnenburg Castle, next to the Roman milestone, there is an old country road leading to the lovely little village that bears the same name as the castle. In the past, the mighty estate Hebenstreit on the edge of the village was in possession of the masters Glurnhör; today a local farmer owns it. Farther on along the village road, there is a notable farm. The former Krüglwirt Inn is well renovated and decorated with paintings.
St. Lorenzen & Sonnenburg Castle
Sonnenburg Castle is located to the west of St. Lorenzen, on a precipitous rock above the course of the river Rienz. At the foot of the rock, next to the old country road, there is the chapel St. Johann im Spital. Once, in the neighboring farmhouse there were some hospital beds; therefore it has the epithet “Spital” (Eng. hospital). The most important work of art in this little church is a larger-than-life Romanesque figure of Christ from the 12th century. It is probable that his face has been redesigned in the 17th century.
In 1857, a Roman milestone was found in a field below Sonnenburg Castle. The original find is in the Tyrolean Museum Ferdinandeum in Innsbruck. For the place, where the milestone was discovered, there was made an exact copy, which can be seen next to the paved road.
Chapel Maria Hilf
From the chapel St. Johann im Spital a street leads to the relief road of St. Lorenzen and on the left to the hamlets of Fassing and Lothen. Below the road, there is another sacred building: the chapel Maria Hilf (Eng. chapel of Our Lady Help), known for the traditional prayer services in May. To the west of Lothen, outside the hamlet, there is the last one of the many little churches in the vicinity, the chapel Stadler Hof.