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1,175 m (3,855 ft)

Local time
Monday 10:03 AM

Province / Metropolitan city
South Tyrol (BZ)

South Tyrol

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Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol

Monte San Candido (Innichberg), Versciaco di Sopra (Obervierschach), Versciaco di Sotto (Untervierschach), Versciaco (Vierschach), Prato alla Drava (Winnebach)

German: Innichner Italian: di San Candido

2°C, Wind NW at 3 km/h, 71% Humidity

Points of interest
Haunold, Innichen Abbey, Helm, Birkenkofel, Toblacher See

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Innichen ( [ˈɪnɪçn̩]; Italian: San Candido [saɲ ˈkandido]) is a market town and comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy.


Map of 39038 San Candido, Province of Bolzano - South Tyrol, Italy

It is located in the Puster Valley on the Drava River, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) northeast of Bolzano, on Italy's border with Austria. It hosts Italy’s International Snow Sculpture Festival each year.

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As November 2010, it had a population of 3,175.

Innichen borders the municipalities of Toblach, Innervillgraten (Austria), Sexten, and Sillian (Austria).


It is home to the Innichen Abbey, founded here in the late 8th century and which belonged to the Prince-Bishopric of Freising. The abbey itself was disestablished in 1785, while the surrounding estates were acquired by the County of Tyrol after the Mediatisation of 1803 (Reichsdeputationshauptschluss). According to the Treaty of Saint-Germain terms, Innichen became part of Kingdom of Italy in 1919. Innichen is still the site of a Franciscan monastery founded in 1691.


The emblem shows an argent tower with the Ghibelline merlon on two levels, with the portal and the portcullis; above the door a coat of arms showing the head of a Moor, crowned with an or diadem on azure. The tower has settled on vert countryside and gules. This kind of representation points out that the site was once under the rule of the Bishops of Freising owners of a large area in the region from 769 to 1803. The coat of arms was granted by King Albert I of Germany in 1303.

Linguistic Distribution

According to the 2011 census, 85.06% of the population spoke German, 14.64% Italian and 0.30% Ladin as first language.

Twin towns

Innichen is twinned with:

  • Freising, Germany, since 1969
  • References

    Innichen Wikipedia