Fiè allo Sciliar, the spa town at the foot of South Tyrol’s symbolic mountain
A charming mix of culture, delightful cuisine and natural wellness
With its valley vineyards and Alpine meadows above the tree line, the picturesque village of Fiè allo Sciliar boasts an impressive range of vegetation zones. Long ago, this former summer health resort at the foot of the Alpe di Siusi, popular with the Bolzano locals, developed into a spa town. Popular activities include getting wellness treatments at the traditional hay bath and swimming in the local lake. Fiè also has cultural and culinary highlights on offer. Connoisseurs enjoy not only the “Kuchlkastl”, a local culinary initiative, and the Törggelen wine tasting, which both take place in October, but also the regional products and prize-winning, locally produced wines which are available all year round. Guests interested in cultural offers can visit Prösels Castle, the local art gallery as well as numerous churches and chapels. Atop the sunny Peterbühel hill near the village sits the picturesque Chapel of St Peter, which is visible from far away. Every two years, Fiè hosts the Schlern Music Festival.
The 3,500 inhabitants of the municipality of Fiè allo Sciliar are divided into approximately 14 village districts. The village lies nestled in meadows and forests on a plateau below the majestic Sciliar massif, the local landmark. The village also offers recreational and sport activities. Many different hiking tours start out at the Fiè lake. The San Vigilio golf course as well as the Alpe di Siusi cable car are less than a ten-minute drive away. Not quite as nearby yet still easy to reach by car or public transport are the cities of Bolzano, Bressanone and Merano.
Did you know ...
... that a hay bath can work miracles?
In Fiè, taking a soothing bath in hay is a long-standing tradition. This therapeutic effect was discovered by farmers who lay down in the hay after a long day’s toil and felt invigorated the next morning, ready to get back to work.
... culinary delights are a hallmark of Fiè?
October is culinary month here in Fiè, characterised by the Kuchlkastl event where local gastronomers serve traditional dishes – an unmissable experience for any gourmet!
... international music is played at Sciliar mountain?
At the biennial International Music Festival, international artists perform their acts on extraordinary stages.
... half of the Fiè lake is a biotope?
This natural bathing lake is perfect for a refreshing swim in summer and ice skating in winter.
... the city of Bolzano is close-by?
South Tyrol’s capital is just a 30minute drive away – even by bus.
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