St. Peter by the Hill

Boznerstr. 4 39050 Völs am Schlern
Description to arrive at destination

By car:
In Völs am Schlern at the central traffic circle on the main road, turn in the direction of Dorfstraße (historic village center), there are several places where you can park - see section Parking.

Then continue on foot, as the church is not accessible by car.
Follow the village road to the second traffic circle, take the first exit to the right and after a few meters you will find a large park with a green area and a pond - follow the walking path by the park to get to Peterbühl. After passing a wooden barrier you can keep to the right to do the Peterbühl circular walk, once you see the big statues you can turn left to get to the hill where the Peterbühl church is located with some seating points and a nice view.


All over Völs am Schlern you can park up to 1h free, also near the church. Up to 3h you can park in the underground car park of Völs am Schlern in the Dorfstraße. Otherwise, there is a paid parking zone at the Bezugsgenossenschaft in Stegerweg 1.

General description

On a small hill, in a sunny position, there is the settlement of Peterbühl. The hill, which tower is an important historical site. Here are the origins of Völs am Schlern and the entire region of the Schlern. People settled here many thousands of years before Christ. Today, the chapel of St. Peter am Bühl stands somewhat apart in the greenery. Above the door you can see the crossed keys of St. Peter, and next to them the coats of arms of the Thun and Firmian families: they are of Regina von Thun and Katharina von Firmian, the two wives of Leonhard the Elder of Völs. The altar from the 16th century is on display in the Völs Parish Museum. The decorative paintings are made in the year of 1600 in style of renaissance.

A beautiful place for a leisurely walk directly in Völs am Schlern. Several seating options provide a relaxed atmosphere and invite you to relax. A small children's playground can also be found along the circular path, as well as a statue. Sometimes there are some goats that come to the Peterbühl and provide a good company. In summer you can take a guided tour to see the Peterbühl church from the inside.

Public transport
Go out at the bus stop of Völs am Schlern.

Bus Nr. 176 Seis-Völs-Ums-Prösels
Bus Nr. 170 Brixen-Kastelruth-Seis-Völs-Bozen
Bus Nr. 2 Seis-Völs
Recommended period
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December