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The Lord’s Prayer Contemplation Path takes you on foot from the village of Tunes to the pretty town centre of Vipiteno

West of Vipiteno lies a small village at an altitude of more than 1,000 metres. The late Gothic Church of St. James the Great stands right in the centre, clearly towering over all the buildings in Tunes. The bus stops next to it, which takes you to the town in just a few minutes. You can reach Vipiteno also on foot: Between the village church of Tunes and the parish church of Vipiteno, there is the Lord's Prayer Contemplation Path, a 30-minute walk between the two neighbouring villages.

From the church in Tunes (Thuins), you can continue your walk to Telves di Sotto and Telves di Sopra and to Tasso Castle and Pietra Castle. The first offers guided tours in summer, the second towers majestically above Vipiteno, but is unfortunately not open to the public.

The meadow slopes and hedgerow landscape around the hamlet of Tunes are protected. The Brennero Motorway and the industrial zone are already gathering in the valley basin of Vipiteno, but Tunes is still a place in the countryside. Its history dates back to pre-Roman times: Burial grounds have been found near the customs inn, and between the village and the town there were probably sites of the Roman settlement Vipitenum, from which Vipiteno later emerged.

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Suggested accommodation: Tunes

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