Interesting sights in Terenten
Terenten at the Pustertaler Sunstreet is the ideal place for wanderings, rest, and the starting point for a huge number of alp and summit wanderings.
Terenten can offer you:
- The water Mills in Terenten
- The Pyramids of earth
- The Famous Witch´s Stone & Devil
- A lot of excursions in the surrounding
- The Pertinger Alm and Astnerbergalm
- Excursions to the Tiefrastenhütte and
- The Biotop
- Take it easy at the new Children
Playground at the center of Terenten
- Play Minigolf in Terenten
- Shopping in Bruneck & Brixen
- and a lot more interessting things wait for you at Terenten
Terenten – the sunshine village
Explore the surroundings – Terenten, the sunshine village on the high plateau that grants breathtaking views of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The actually quite forbidding landscape has been cultivated for centuries (s. “history” link) and is still distinctively agricultural.
Terenten’s special charm lies in its panoramic diversity – lush meadows like carpets, vast spruce and larch forests, Alpine roses and dwarf pines, mountain pastures, steep mountain slopes… be enchanted…
The country and its people
Terenten lies at 1,210m above sea level and has 1,650 inhabitants. 120 families out of 460 are farmers and 45 are landlords with a total capacity of 1,100 beds.
Terenten evolved from a small rural mountain village into a thriving and economically strong community made prosperous by agriculture, tourism, trade and service industries.
Terenten is called the sunshine village.
According to meteorological data, Terenten is the village in South Tyrol with the most hours of sunshine. In winter the sun shines here from 8am to 4pm, in summer from 4am to 8pm. That’s why we say: “The sun always shines on Terenten”.
Terenten also has a lot to offer when it comes to cultural events, for example concerts held by the local village band or performances of the “Schuhplattler” folk dance group. The farmers here are dedicated to taking care of the landscape and they hold on to traditions and customs. Ceremonial processions, concerts held on the village square, music festivals and festivals held by the local voluntary fire brigade, “Kirchtag” celebrations of the local patron and the ceremonial driving down of cattle from the mountain pastures into the valley in autumn are perfect occasions for our guests to experience genuine South Tyrolean traditions.
In 1976 the first issue of the quarterly village journal “Der Terner” was printed. It informs locals as well as those who moved away from Terenten about events, municipal decrees and sports and recreational club activities.