bruneck st georgen
bruneck st georgen

San Giorgio di Brunico

San Giorgio near Brunico invites you to summer festivals and forest walks in its “Flatschwaldile” forest in the upper village

There are two villages in South Tyrol called San Giorgio (St. Georgen): One is a district of Scena in the Merano region, the other belongs to Brunico and is located at the entrance to the Valli di Tures and Aurina valleys. Near the village you will find the protected Aurino Floodplain Forest Biotope, which stretch from the neighbouring Stegona to Campo Tures. You can discover them on the cycle path or on foot, and use the idyllic river bank for pleasant rests in the sun.

The centre of San Giorgio, on the other hand, is on the other side of the road into the Valli di Tures and Aurina: There are two churches on the village square, the Church of St. George (San Giorgio), the patron saint, and the new light-flooded parish church. The village road then leads upwards, crosses the bridge over the Aurino river and takes you past fields, houses and two residences towards Grimaldo. Again and again you see the name "Gissbach": It reminds of the stream of the same name that overflowed its banks several times and devastated the upper village in 1940.

Pretty cafés and small shops line the village street. At the upper end is the "Flatschwaldile", an idyllic forest with a fairground that invites you to the Forest Festival, Strudel Festival and village fair in summer. In this occasion, the traditional "Kirschtamichl" straw doll is presented. If you want to continue walking, the road with little traffic takes you to Grimaldo. The area is one of the oldest settlements in the Val Pusteria, as evidenced by traces of prehistoric wall castles. In winter you can easily reach the Plan de Corones Skiing Area using the Brunico ski bus.

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