Ponte Gardena is conveniently placed regarding transport facilities and a great starting point trips to Valgardena and Alpe di Siusi.
Ponte Gardena is the third smallest community of South Tyrol, extends from 450 to 920 m asl and has got about 180 inhabitants. Located in the lower Valle Isarco valley, it is situated at the start of the road to the Sciliar area and the connection to the Valgardena. Due to the fact that it is well-connected to the public means of transport, from Ponte Gardena you can perfectly reach the capital of Bolzano, Chiusa or Bressanone within a short time.
The municipal coat of arms shows a blue background, referring to the Isarco river, a white bar, representing the bridge, and a red scalloped edge, which refers to the Counts of Wolkenstein, the erstwhile mighty possessors of Castel Trostburg.
Since 1977 the fairytale castle of the Trostburg has been open to the public, a visit is really worth it. The history of this castle dates back to the 12th century and makes you admire Romanesque arched windows, mighty halls and Gothic fortifications dating back to the minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein, who was raised in the castle.
Our tip: a trip on the cycling trail of the Valle Isarco. Cycling towards south you reach the provincial capital, driving to the north, however, you are heading for the lovely town of Chiusa.