Chienes is the chief village of the municipality and is located along the cycle track of the Val Pusteria.
The village of Chienes was first mentioned between 1,006 and 1,039 under the name „Chiena“, while „Castrum Chienes“ defines a group of buildings that were located close to the present-day church of Chienes. It is located at 748 m asl, where the Grünbach river empties into the Rienza. From the valley basin, it extends up towards the Monte di Mezzo in Val Pusteria.
Proceeding towards north, you reach three places that you absolutely don’t have to miss, that is to say the pine oil distillery, the Laghetto d’Issengo and the adventure park Kronaction. In the village itself, there are tennis courts and a playground for kids available. If you would like to do a tour, we recommend you the Lago Rio Verde, a splendid mountain lake.
In the surroundings of Chienes, there is the Plan de Corones skiing area, which is able to satisfy all your needs. And after a day on skis, enjoy après ski in one of the pubs and bars.