Siusi allo Sciliar in South Tyrol
lies at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi and the Sciliar. It is a lovely village in the Dolomites which is very popular thanks the proximity to the Alpe di Siusi.
Already at the beginning of the 19th century, crowned heads, Russian aristocracy and artists visited the village in the heart of South Tyrol. The last Saxon king, Friedrich III. (the namesake for a viewing platform: the Köngiswarte in the Laranzer forest) and the Russian researcher Count Aleksej Bobrinskoj and the writer Carl Zuckmayer made vacation in Siusi.
Siusi was the home of the poet and knight Oswald von Wolkenstein, who resided in the ruin of Hauenstein in the Middle Ages.
Cultural landscape Sciliar area
In Siusi there are two castle ruins: the ruin Salegg and the ruin Hauenstein. Both are located above Villa Fichtenheim and can be explored by foot.
In the Sciliar area you will find two other intact, medieval castles: the castle Trostburg and the castle Presule. Both castles can be visited and offer guided tours.
In Bolzano you can visit the Ötzi Museum, with the about five thousand years old glacier mummy.
Distributed in the province of South Tyrol, there are also the Messner Mountain Museums, designed by the famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner.