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Barbiano / Barbian

Barbiano / Barbian, the village with the leaning tower, is located in the middle of the fertile cultural landscape of the Eisack Valley. The municipal area extends from the valley floor up to the Rittner Horn, the local mountain of the holiday resort Barbiano / Barbian. In ancient times, when the gorge of the Eisack was still impassable, the Kuntnerweg, the medieval imperial road over the Ritten to Bozen, began in Barbiano.

The landmark of the holiday resort is the strikingly leaning church tower of the parish church of St. Jakobus. In addition to the many smaller and larger churches, the sights include the Friedburg, a former customs building in the Kollmann district, and of course the famous Trostburg on the opposite side of the valley above Waidbruck. The hamlet of Dreikirchen, only accessible on foot with a beautiful hike, is where three small churches, built one after the other, stand at the site of a pagan spring sanctuary, which, by the way, also adorns the municipal coat of arms of Barbiano. Wonderful frescoes and Gothic altarpieces can be discovered in the churches.

Barbiano Overview
Barbiano Overview
Parish Church in Barbiano
Parish Church in Barbiano
Bad-Dreikirchen
Bad-Dreikirchen
Barbian Waterfall
Barbian Waterfall
Music Festival
Music Festival
Barbiano Panorama
Barbiano Panorama

Vacation in Barbian

Barbiano offers peace and relaxation, wellness for body and mind as well as culture and numerous sports activities for holiday guests. The culinary delights of the local cuisine and the internationally renowned wines of the Eisack Valley will also spoil the guest.

In the summer, the Ritten and the Sarntaler Alps are ideal for hiking and mountain biking. A family experience is a hike to the Barbian waterfalls. Nordic walking, rafting and canyoning on the Eisack, paragliding, horseback riding, tennis, and swimming in the "Spaßbad Klausen" are part of the further range of activities for the summer holidays.

In winter, there are plenty of opportunities for winter or snowshoe hiking in the mountains around Barbiano, and the Lower Eisack Valley is also perfect for ski touring. Cross-country skiers appreciate the beautiful trails in the neighboring villages of Lajen and Villanders. The surrounding ski areas of Ladurns-Gossensass, Gitschberg-Meransen, Ratschings-Jaufen, Rosskopf-Sterzing, Jochtal-Vals, and Plose-Brixen are ideal for skiing and snowboarding. Holiday fun can also be had while tobogganing and ice skating.

The hospitality and gastronomy in the Eisack Valley gourmet region are of the highest standard. Here you will find modern wellness hotels as well as cozy family hotels, sports hotels, romantic hotels for idyllic holidays, or exclusive design hotels. Stylish furnishings and warm service make your holiday something very special. Numerous additional and special offers guarantee wellness and relaxation. Together with the warm South Tyrolean hospitality, your holiday in Barbiano becomes a unique, unforgettable experience.

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