Falzes – A traditional village
in the South Tyrolean Pusteria Valley
Falzes is a small South Tyrolean village located on a sunny terrace above the central mountain plateau of the Pusteria Valley. In ancient times, the Romans settled on the sun-drenched hillsides. In Falzes farming traditions and alpine craftsmanship are still alive. The village believes in soft tourism and offers interesting day trips to the Parish Church of St. Cyriak, the S. Valentine Church and S. Nicholas Church in Issengo. In an idyllic location on the edge of the forest, the chapel Haselried rises – during your holidays in Falzes you may reach it on a hike starting from the farm Niederhäusererhof. One of the landmarks of the South Tyrolean village is the Castle Sichelburg; its tower-like architecture with the bay windows reminds of a small fortress.
Attractions in the surroundings of Falzes
The village of Falzes includes the parishes of Issengo and Grimaldo and the hamlets Kofl and Plata. A popular destination in Issengo is the medieval of castle Schöneck, which was first mentioned in the 12th century. At the foot of the hill, there is the so-called hanging spruce, a botanical attraction. The thin branches of the spruce wind their way down to ground around the entire trunk and give the conifer an extraordinary appearance. The lake of Issengo is a small natural lake located in the same parish, while over the municipal area of Falzes the Irrenberg-Alm offers an unspoilt hiking area.