Deutschnofen - Nova Ponente
Characteristic places of pilgrimage in the picturesque backdrop of the Rosengarten
Deutschnofen and the surrounding area, have many beautiful & interesting sights to offer. An overview of interesting buildings, museums and more can be found here!
Here you will find the right accommodation for your visit to Deutschnofen. Many hotels, apartments and farms are already waiting for you!
Whether mountain biking with a unique panorama, skiing in the Obereggen ski area or hiking past the pilgrimage town of Maria Weißenstein, there is certainly something for you in the multitude of possible tours. Just click through!
Welcome to Deutschnofen in the Eggental: On its enchanting plateau with breathtaking views you can discover art treasures and history, relax, go for a walk, visit huts or go shopping in the nearby town of Bolzano.
In an untouched mountain area, rich in forests, meadows and picturesque villages, Deutschnofen is the ideal destination for those who want to avoid mass tourism. With the three communities of Deutschnofen, Eggen and Petersburg, the village is nestled on an even plateau and offers a home to a population of over 4,000 inhabitants. The first rural farms were set up in this area of the Eggental due to the large population growth caused by the settlement of old Bavarian populations, who in the 11th century moved south in search of arable land suitable for cultivation. Later, in the 13th century, Deutschnofen became the seat of the judiciary: The old courtroom is located in the historical complex of the ruins of Thurn Castle, today the seat of the town hall, which houses the beautiful village museum of Deutschnofen, accessible to the public with its sacred art from the many churches and chapels spread throughout the area.
The old town of Deutschnofen is located around the central square of the parish church dedicated to St. Ulrich and Wolfgang. However, the most characteristic example of the sacred art collection of this city is represented by the church of St. Helena, 2 km away. The actual masterpiece is inside, built in Romanesque style on the remains of an old prehistoric site: The rich fresco cycle of the craftsman Hans Stotzinger of Ulm (in Germany), who was rediscovered during careful restoration work under thick layers of plaster, is the highest testimony of the Bolzano school of painting of the 15th century. The last and most important religious centre is probably the most famous place of pilgrimage in South Tyrol, Maria Weißenstein. Situated at an altitude of 1,520 m. The Basilica and the adjacent Monastery of the Servants of Mary became a place of pilgrimage after the apparition of the Virgin Mary in the period after 1553. A little jewel to admire. The church is accessible through a corridor where the Exvoto are kept.
In the immediate vicinity opposite Deutschnofen, on the opposite side of Vallarsa, 1200 m above sea level you reach the charming district of Petersberg, where the oldest golf course in South Tyrol with a breathtaking view is situated: Petersberg Golf Club. In the opposite direction, embedded in a dense forest, lies Eggen with its parish church dedicated to St. Nicholas, characterized by its typical late Gothic roofs. Then you reach Obereggen, a popular tourist centre with hotel structures that have multiplied since the opening of the first chairlift in 1970. Over the years, the Obereggen ski area has developed into the pride of winter tourism - a paradise for numerous ski slopes of various difficulty levels, cross-country skiing trails and a beautiful snow park on the slopes of the Latemar. Throughout the summer season, however, its rugged mountains are transformed into a network of hiking trails leading to the traditional alpine pastures, a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers in the famous Latemarium: the view you can admire from the panoramic terrace at the feet of the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site is breathtaking.