The tranquil village of Tires is located at the head of the Tires valley, at the foot of the imposing mountain peaks of the Catinaccio Group
Small but mighty, this is how the village of Tires at 1,028 m a.s.l. in the eponymous valley could be described. It can easily be reached either via the panoramic road from Prato Isarco, about 4 km in the north of the motorway exit Bolzano Nord, or via Passo di Costalunga (1,752 m) and Passo Nigra (1,690 m), which is highly popular with cyclists. Enthroned above the village sits the mighty Catinaccio. The realm of King Laurin is perfect for a stay, above all if you love to spend your time outside. A snow-shoe tour across the fresh powder snow, or a via ferrata of the special kind in summer - Tires leaves nothing to be desired.
The first documents mentioning Tires date back to the year 999 AD. The local parish church is dedicated to St George and dates back to 1332. Only the lower part of the steeple, featuring Romanesque arched windows, is original. The spire with onion dome was constructed in 1739, the three impressive ceiling paintings in the interior are a work of the master hand of Karl Henrici.