Near Mühlbacher Klause
, an ancient fortress situated at the point where the Isarco and Pusteria valleys meet, you’ll enjoy the bustling market town of Rio di Pusteria, its medieval town center, shops, boutiques and restaurants.
Rio di Pusteria is the main village and the center of the Gitschberg Jochtal Almen Region.
With vast meadows and extraordinary panoramic views of hundreds of mountain peaks it ranks among the most beautiful hiking areas in the Alps. Lovingly renovated manors, well-preserved frescoes and an old family coats-of-arms bespeak a long and rich history: the first documentary reference to Rio di Pusteria was in 1056.
Today unadulterated tradition and modern comfort go hand in hand in the market town of Rio di Pusteria. The village is ideal for leisurely shopping and offers many dining options; you’ll find pleasant places to stop off for a rest whether along the winding lanes or a quiet square just around the corner. Many a successful shopping spree finds its perfect denouement on one of the village’s beautiful sun terraces. Visitors to this pleasant little village in the summer months should not miss the Fane Almhüttenfest
and Long Wednesday evenings in Rio di Pusteria’s lanes.