Albes

Albes is located in the south of Bressanone and boasts a picturesque centre.

About 4 km in the south of the ancient episcopal city of Bressanone, there is the village of Albes at 560 m asl. This area has in fact been settled early in time: already in the Bronze Age there were settlements in the area of Albes. It was, however, first mentioned in 955 under the name “Allpines”.

Albes has got almost 600 inhabitants and is located along the Rio Eores river, is protected by north winds and boasts a rather mild climate. Spring draws in a little earlier than anywhere else, the golden autumn lasts longer than in other places. In winter the local mountain of the Plose attracts those who love active holidays in the snow.

Small but mighty, this is how Albes could be best described. In the course of time, it was able to preserve its charming alleys and parts of the centre are today even under monumental protection. The parish church of Albes is consecrated to the Saints Hermagoras and Fortunat, it was mentioned for the first time in 1214 but is presumably much older. The most ancient church, however, is dedicated to S. Margareth.

Our tip: a walk from Albes to Cleran or a cycling tour along the Isarco cycling path.

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