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Gemeinde Tisens
Comune di Tesimo
Tisens is located in Italy
Location of Tisens in Italy
Coordinates: 46°34′N 11°10′E / 46.567°N 11.167°E / 46.567; 11.167Coordinates: 46°34′N 11°10′E / 46.567°N 11.167°E / 46.567; 11.167
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province / Metropolitan city South Tyrol (BZ)
Frazioni Gfrill (Caprile), Grissian (Grissiano), Naraun (Narano), Platzers (Plazzoles), Prissian (Prissiano), Schernag
 • Mayor Christoph Matscher
 • Total 38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
Elevation 635 m (2,083 ft)
Population (Nov. 2010)
 • Total 1,845
 • Density 48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s) German: Tisener
Italian: tesimesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 39010
Dialing code 0473
Website Official website

Tisens (German pronunciation: [ˈtiˑsn̩s]; Italian: Tesimo [ˈteːzimo]) is a comune (municipality) in South Tyrol in northern Italy, located about 15 kilometres (9 mi) northwest of the city of Bolzano.

The commune is home to Castle Katzenzungen which harbors a 350+ year old vine of the Italian wine grape variety Versoaln that is considered one of the world's oldest and largest single grapevines in existence.[1]


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,845 and an area of 38.1 square kilometres (14.7 sq mi).[2]

The municipality of Tisens contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Gfrill (Caprile), Grissian (Grissiano), Naraun (Narano), Platzers (Plazzoles), Prissian (Prissiano), and Schernag.

Tisens borders the following municipalities: Gargazon, Lana, Nals, St. Pankraz, and Unsere Liebe Frau im Walde-St. Felix.



The shield is quartering of argent and gules; in the first and fourth part is a rose gules, in the second and third a sable erect bear. It is the coat of Family Frank who managed the village from 1551 until 1743. The emblem was granted in 1966.[3]


Linguistic distribution[edit]

According to the 2011 census, 97.71% of the population speak German, 1.96% Italian and 0.34% Ladin as first language.[4]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ J. Robinson, J. Harding and J. Vouillamoz Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours pg 1133 Allen Lane 2012 ISBN 0062206362
  2. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. ^ Heraldry of the World: Tisens
  4. ^ "Volkszählung 2011/Censimento della popolazione 2011". astat info. Provincial Statistics Institute of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol (38): 6–7. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Tisens at Wikimedia Commons