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Through the old town and the new city Exploring Vipiteno (Sterzing), the Fugger City, on foot
We start our walk at Piazza Fuori Porta (Untertorplatz) Square, where you’ll find a short-term parking area and a bus stop. We turn north, and head straight into the new town. Very soon, a statue depicting Saint Nepomuk greets us: he is the patron saint evoked when protection from water is needed. It was for this reason that the statue was indeed erected: it protects against the frequent calamitous flooding of the Rio di Valles (Vallerbach) and Isarco (Eisack) Rivers. Right next to it, we find Town Hall, which is in the late-Gothic style and well worth a visit. Narrow little alleyways—Via del Municipio (Rathausgasse) Lane and Vicolo delle Rondini (Schwalbenegggasse) Lane are two good examples—will arouse your curiosity and entice you to wander down them. Of course, feel free to do so! Continuing our walk, though, we head towards Torre delle dodici (Zwölferturm) Tower: pass through it, and you will be in the town square. Just opposite is the Heilig-Geist-Spitalkirche Church. It isn’t
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