Also known as Bruneck, Brunico is a town which lies at the foot of the Kronplatz ski area. A gondola heads out of the town to link in with Kronplatz / Plan de Corones area. The town is situated in the the Puster Valley, in the South Tyrol region and dates back to the stone age. It's seen its fair share of history with floods in the 14th & 19th centuries, the plague in 1543 and various fires and earthquakes!! The town really started to take off in the 1800's with the opening of the Puster Valley railway which led to many visitors to the area. Today you will find a charming, picturesque town which still has some of the ancient walls from medieval times in the town centre.
Situated in the heart of the Dolomites, Brunico is the hub of the Puster Valley. The main ski area is the Kronplatz which is considered to be the best in the South Tyrol. The resort boasts state of the art lifts and has excellent slope grooming. Beginners will enjoy their own gondola, great equipment and superb ski school, intermediates and advanced gliders will enjoy the firm, smooth snow with excellent slopes perfect for carving. Try the run down to Olang from the top of the mountain, or explore Europe's biggest cross country trail which comprises of about 100 Km's in total (200Km's in Kronplatz) and are suitable for all. There is a Krone World for the kids, and perfect conditions and lay-out for all boarders.
The ski resorts of Kronplatz and Alta Badia are connected. A free ski bus goes every 20 minutes from one ski resort to the other. For this service you need the ski pass Dolomiti Superski.
In addition to skiing and snowboarding, it is possible to ski cross-country and there is an ice skating rink in the town centre.
The après ski atmosphere is relaxed and friendly incorporating live music, a choice of bars, and restaurants where you can sample the traditional Schultzkrapfen and typical South Tyrolean dishes.
Some of the most popular bars include:
Apres Ski Tenne
"The longest bar in South Tyrol", open daily from 2 pm to 7 pm at the Kronplatz cable car valley station in Reischach
An extremely popular meeting place at the Kronplatz cable car valley station in Reischach, open daily from 1 pm to 1 am
Après ski & disco, a two-storey ski temple and the new "in" place to meet at the Kronplatz cable car valley station, open daily from 3 pm to 7 pm and from 9 pm to 1.30 am
Pub Wörtz Bäck
Pub in Bruneck's Stadtgasse
Pub in Bruneck centre.
|Airport Transfer Time
||Bolzano/Innsbruck 1 hour, Verona 2 hours