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Gemeinde Tisens
Comune di Tesimo
Location of Tisens
Tisens is located in Italy
Location of Tisens in Italy
Tisens is located in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Tisens (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
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
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceSouth Tyrol (BZ)
FrazioniGfrill (Caprile), Grissian (Grissiano), Naraun (Narano), Platzers (Plazzoles), Prissian (Prissiano), Schernag
 • MayorChristoph Matscher
 • Total38.1 km2 (14.7 sq mi)
635 m (2,083 ft)
 (Nov. 2010)[2]
 • Total1,845
 • Density48/km2 (130/sq mi)
Demonym(s)German: Tisener
Italian: tesimesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0473
WebsiteOfficial 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.[3]


As of November 30, 2010, it had a population of 1,845 and an area of 38.1 square kilometres (14.7 sq mi).[4]

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.[5]


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.[6]

Demographic evolution[edit]


  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ 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 978-0-06-220636-7
  4. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  5. ^ Heraldry of the World: Tisens
  6. ^ "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