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Kiens/Chienes - Issing/Issengo - Ehrenburg/Casteldarne

Kiens/Chienes: A Jewel in the Cultural Landscape of South Tyrol

Kiens/Chienes is a pleasant little vacation resort. Peaceful, situated in the heart of the verdant Pusteria Valley, and with lots of sight-seeing destinations. You can come to us from throughout South Tyrol – even if you want to take a "carless" vacation: A bus drives to the nearby cities of Brixen/Bressanone and Bruneck/Brunico every half an hour. From the Ehrenburg/Casteldarne-Kiens/Chienes train station, the "Flirt" commuter train leaves every 30 minutes for Innichen / San Candido or Franzensfeste/Fortezza. With the affordable MobilityCard , you can enjoy all the benefits of travel with our public transit system at especially low prices!

Endless Natural Beauty

The Hotel Residence Pustertalerhof has an ideal location for exploring the nearby splendors of Mother Nature, too. It's the perfect starting-point for jaunts to the Gader Valley / Val Badia or the Gröden/Gardena Dolomites, to the Prags/Braies Lake, to the Antholz/Anterselva Lake, to the Reinbach/Riva Waterfalls, to the Taufers/Tures - Ahrn/Aurina Valley, to the wine country surrounding Bozen/Bolzano, Meran/Merano, and Lake Kalter/Caldaro, to Lake Garda, to Trient, Verona, or Venice. In the vicinity, you'll find the Issing/Issengo natural bathing lake, the Issinger Weiher / Lago d'Issengo natural bathing lake, the KronAction Practice Cable-Climbing Park, and innumerable hiking trails. All you have to do is relax and enjoy!

Art History and Culture in the Vicinity of Kiens/Chienes

The vicinity of Kiens/Chienes can look back on a long and colorful past. Today, you are free to trace the paths of previous generations of travelers who appreciated the unique beauty of this region.

Thus, the Ehrenburg/Casteldarne Milestone indicates the presence of Romans, dates back to A.D. 201, and states – besides other information – that the distance to the settlement of "Aguntum," one of the most-famous Roman settlements in the Austrian city of Lienz.
The Ehrenburg/Casteldarne Castle, ancestral residence of the lords of Ehrenburg, dates back to the 12th Century. Today, it is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture. With regards to art history, the parish churches of St. Peter and Paul in Kiens/Chienes, St. Martin in Hofern/Corti, the provost church in Ehrenburg/Casteldarne, and the fortress of Schöneck, where the famed Oswald von Wolkenstein was allegedly born.

The Spruce Oil Distillery and the Herbal Garden

Between Kiens/Chienes and Issing/Issengo, you can observe special craftsmen performing their traditional work. In the spruce oil distillery, valuable essential oils, crèmes, and herbal products have been produced from wild spruce trees growing high in the mountains since 1912. In the herbal garden, rare and interesting spices, herbs, and therapeutic plants are organically grown. The herbal extracts and volatile substances contained in the pure essential oils, crèmes, and ointments have a pleasant and salubrious effect.
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