Franzensfeste Festung Ausblick Stausee
Franzensfeste Festung Ausblick Stausee


The strategic location and the once most majestic fortress characterise the municipality of Fortezza

Le Cave, Mezzaselva e Pradisopra, this is how the localities belonging to the municipality of Fortezza are called. Always has the location of this place been a special one. One of the most important Roman Road ran by, today Fortezza is located at the parting of the ways to the Wipptal, Valle Isarco and Val Pusteria valleys. In fact, also the municipal coat of arms refers to this strategic position.

Of historical importance is on the one hand the mighty fortress of Fortezza, built under the Austrian Eperor Franz I, on the other hand the so-called Sachsenklemme, a place that had a significant role to play in the Tyrolean freedom fights of 1809. Today it hosts a brewery, that is really worth a visit.

One of the most popular excursion destinations is the lake of Pontelletto, another recommendable leisure time activity is a tour on the cycling trail connecting the episcopal city of Bressanone to Vipiteno in the Wipptal valley. The outdoor climbing gym Hohe Festung/Forte Alta completes the offer.

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