The landmark of this town is undoubtedly the Torre delle Dodici. At 46 metres high, it dominates Sterzing right from the centre of the town. It was erected in the second half of the 15th century (but rebuilt at the end of the 19th century after a fire) above what was then the city gate, and enriched with a sundial. Next to the tower stands the Jöchlsthurn, a late Gothic residence that now houses the Mining Museum, and the Town Hall, whose splendid council chamber is well worth a visit. The Multscher Museum houses the valuable late Gothic altar panels made by Hans Multscher of Ulm for the parish church. The same building houses the Municipal Museum, while the Hunting and Fishing Museum moves on to Wolfsthurn Castle, one of the symbols of the Baroque in South Tyrol. On the surrounding fortresses stand castel Tasso, with its perfectly preserved rooms, and castel Pietra.