The noble lords and ladies of the past centuries were quite fond of the area around Tisens-Prissian, as they built numerous manors and castles here. The municipality of Prissian is also known as the “castle village”. One of these is Wehrburg Castle. The nobility of those times enjoyed the high plateau as a place of retreat. The sunny hills around the castle provide a first-class hiking and recreation area like no other. The mild temperatures make hikes to popular destinations like St.Jakob and St. Hippolyt churches possible year round.
Prissian is situated in an area surrounded by spectacular landscapes which rouse the emotions. The castle villages of Prissian and Tisens are situated on a high plateau south of Merano. The Versoaln grapevine, reported to be the oldest in the world, is also found here.