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    Experience South Tyrol - it's unforgettable!

    Don't miss the diverse range of experiences of South Tyrol! Enjoy sporting activities, discover the rich culture and visit diverse events in Alpine and Mediterranean locations. Whether young or old, everyone will find something suitable. To help you decide, we present our suggestions for an unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol. Experience the diversity!

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    Culture & Attractions
    Lookout point at the Vadena/Pfatten trail
    Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    On the Vadena/Pfatten trail , hiking trail no. 5A, which connects Mover/Mairhof in Vadena with the Lakes of Monticolo, you will find this beautiful vantage point with a view of Laives/Leifers, Bronzolo/Branzoll and the whole valley. The vantage point can be reached via the path in 650m and approx. 20 minutes on foot from Mover/Mairhof.

    Places to See
    Rienz Gorge Bridge Schabs
    Natz-Schabs/Naz-Sciaves, Brixen/Bressanone and environs
    The Rienza ravine, a wild-romantic gorge with former power plant (not open for visits).
    Refill points for drinking water
    Respect the mountains - Fountain St. Veit Prags/San Vito di Braies
    Prags/Braies, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen
    This drinking water fountain is located  in St. Veit Prags/San Vito Braies near the Gasthaus/albergo Steinerhof and is freely accessible free of charge.

    In the course of the project "Respect the Mountains", the certified fountains of the municipality of Prags/Braies were collected and published. The fountain at the cemetery St. Veit Prags/San Vito Braies is one of the fountains in Prags/Braies, which reflects this project. The fountains invite you to fill up reusable bottles with fresh and high-quality drinking water.
    Leisure & Experience
    Park Minigolf
    Dolomites Region Val Gardena

    There may be a lunch break in the low season - opening hours may vary depending on the weather.

    Culture & Attractions
    Panorama platform "Pfeifer Huisele gorge"
    Sterzing/Vipiteno and environs
    The Pfeifer Huisile Gorge offers a fabulous view of the beauty of two imposing waterfalls. From the 12m long viewing platform, you can look down an impressive 85 metres into the depth. The gorge through which the Ratschinger Bach descends into the valley via gushing waterfalls is called Pfeifer Huisile, a sorcerer who was born and raised here in the hamlet of Flading around 1625.
    Culture & Attractions
    Iceman Ötzi Peak
    Meran/Merano and environs
    Standing at the summit cross and enjoying the breathtaking panoramic view of the mountain world as well as the Iceman did 5,300 years ago - this is now possible on the new viewing platform „Iceman Ötzi Peak. “

    The route up to the viewing platform at 3,251 meters above sea level begins in Maso Corto. The Glacier Cable Car takes you up to 3,212 meters, to the mountain station and the Glacier Hotel Grawand, the highest hotel in Europe.

    The steel construction, designed and built by South Tyrolean technicians and companies, can be reached safely and comfortably via a staircase with handrail in 10 minutes from the mountain station.

    Once at the top, you will discover the snowfield of the Similaun (3,606 m), where the oldest and most famous glacier mummy in the world was found.

    You can also catch a glimpse of the Alto Giogo Glacier and the watershed that forms the national border between Austria and Italy, as it were:  Up here, the water flows once into the Black Sea and once into the Adriatic.

    The path of Transhumance can also be seen from the platform. This centuries-old tradition was recently listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Culture & Attractions
    Geocaching
    Meran/Merano and environs

    Geocaching - The GPS Treasure Hunt

    Geocaching (from "geo", the Greek for earth, and "cache" or "secret store") is a kind of electronic treasure hunt practiced the world over, which first came into being in 2004.

    The basic idea is to communicate the location of new and interesting places, to foster group dynamics and the ability to get one's bearings, all whilst having fun.

    Geocaches are also hidden in Merano and Environs and published on the internet using geographical data on the official geocaching database. With the help of a GPS receiver, anyone can go treasure hunting. Together with the MGM (Merano Marketing association), the Lana & Environs Tourist Information Association has also hidden geocaches under the  reference "eye-catcher".

    But what is a geocache? A geocache is a water-tight container containing a logbook that is well hidden in an interesting place. Whoever finds it can enter their name in the logbook and so document their successful search.

    Afterwards the container has to be put back in its hiding place! The successful hunt is entered on the internet and, perhaps, complemented with photos and comments. In this way other interested parties and above all the person who hid it can find out about what goes on with the geocache.

    Refill points for drinking water
    Respect the mountains - Fountain Stegerhof
    Prags/Braies, Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen
    This drinking water fountain is located directly on the hiking trail no. 1 and is freely accessible free of charge.

    In the course of the project "Respect the Mountains", the certified fountains of the municipality of Prags/Braies were collected and published. The fountain near the Stegerhof is one of the fountains in Prags/Braies, which reflects this project. The fountains invite you to fill up reusable bottles with fresh and high-quality drinking water.
    Culture & Attractions
    Eye-catchers
    Meran/Merano and environs

    "Eye-catchers" and wonderful views

    Lana and its neighbouring villages benefit from a truly unique location as they are situated in the middle of the Adige Valley and at the same time nestled at the feet of high mountain ranges. Thus, the villages of Lana, Burgstall and Gargazon can enjoy the convenience of the mild valley basin and of the rough mountain climate alike. Winters in the valley are usually mild and visitors who prefer fresh mountain air instead of hot summer days will find relief when driving through the lower mountain range.

    Another privilege of this geographical position is definitely the panoramic view. Within a 7-minute drive is the Mount Vigiljoch or the village of Völlan where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the Adige Valley and the Rosengarten group of the Dolomites or further on to the city of Merano and the capital of Bolzano. Sometimes you will wish to know more about one or the other sight you might see from above.

    This is why hikers more and more find so called "Eye-catchers" (German: "Hingucker") on strategic lookout points. These are permanently installed telescopes that provide good views but also information about the sights.

    Culture & Attractions
    Lookout platform Toblach lake
    Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    Lookout platform on the western shore of the lake with an attractive resting place and a view of the animal and plant world of Lake Dobbiaco/Toblach and its zone of sedimentation. The viewing platform offers a great view of the mountains and the lake. Due to the numerous information boards, every visitor gets an optimal insight into the special features of Lake Dobbiaco.

    Further information to the water treasures of Dobbiaco: http://www.drei-zinnen.info/en/dobbiaco/dobbiaco/experiencing-dobbiaco/lago-di-dobbiaco-lago-di-landro-and-dobbiaco-water-treasures.html?_ga=1.243384837.1489106145.1483110301

    Ice Climbing
    Ice climbing "Konzentschatter"
    Martell/Martello, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Whoever loves the challenge at the ice climbing is exactly right at the Konzentschatter waterfall.
    3-4 rope lenghts at the "Konzentschatter" waterfall on the right of the way no.37 in the direction of the Martello mountain hut.

    Culture & Attractions
    Kampfl-Kreuz
    Meran/Merano and environs

    Take a break and relinquish the daily humdrum – at least for a while: the small town of Schenna has several beauty spots to offer. Some of them, so-called places of power, radiate a special energy. Just south of Schenna above the sprawling apple orchards, you’ll find an energy spot – the Kampfl-Kreuz. The solitary bench perched on a granite rock invites hikers to stop and rest, while contemplating the stunning mountain panorama from this vantage point. The Kampfl-Kreuz vantage point can also be visited as part of a circular hike on the Wiesenweg meadow trail. In springtime, when the Kampfl-Kreuz is surrounded by blossoming apple trees, the scenery becomes even more inspirational.

    Climbing
    Via ferrata Poppele-Knott
    Latsch/Laces, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Easy via ferrata on the Monte Sole in Laces

    The Poppele-Knott via ferrata is a short via ferrata where the safety distances are partly far apart. At the beginning of the climb, the climb becomes more difficult with increasing height. At the end you reach a smooth wall with small steps.
    You find the entrance to the Poppele-Knott via ferrata at the irrigation channel path Latschander next to the eponym "Poppele Knott" a big stone to your left where the irrigation channel path begins on the right. Follow this, the turn left a little steeply - and the climbing fun can begin.
    The via ferrata is also possible for children over 1.20m - but always accompanied by an adult.

     

    Leisure & Experience
    Beach volleyball
    Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    Would you like to play beach volleyball and dive about in the sand like the pros? At the outdoor swimming pool Valdaora/Olang you have the possibility to do this.

    Horseback Riding
    Rona Ranch
    Martell/Martello, Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    On the Rona Ranch, which belongs to the Martellerhof, children not only can ride a horse but also fish in our own lake. Large lawn and plenty space to romp around

    Culture & Attractions
    360° Panorama platform Enzianjoch
    Sterzing/Vipiteno and environs
    Discover the new panorama platform at Enzianjoch with a magnificent 360° panoramic view! Spectacular views and breathtaking distant vistas make this platform unique at an altitude of 2,063 m above sea level.
    The most important mountain peaks and mountain groups as well as metropolises are depicted exactly in the direction of view, making it easier to find and match them.

    You can reach the circular panorama platform with the Ratschings cable car and further on foot on trail no. 13b or from the Römerkehre on the Jaufenpass road in the direction of the Rinnersattel.
    Parks
    Lookout point below the Gasthof Buchwald
    The South Tyrolean Wine Road
    Our hiking tip: You can reach the Gasthof Buchwald starting from Perdonig following the mark 8/10 to the former Gasthof Pichler on a steeper rise. You can go back on the “Eppaner Höhenweg” (number 9) to Perdonig (number 12) (Time approx.. 3,5 hours)
    Museums
    MIK Museum im Kapitel
    Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    In the shadow of the majestic Collegiate Church stands a building of no less historical importance with an exterior that has not been changed since the 16th century. The eastern part dates back to the 10th Century, when the Benedictine Convent, founded in 769 by Duke Tassilo III, still existed, and was transformed into a Collegiate Church sometime around 1143. The western part was built in 1385. Today's appearance dates back to the 16th century. The ornamental paintings around the windows were realised by painters from the Bressanone School around 1550. The rooms on the ground floor served as storage rooms for food supplies, while the upper floors provided the religious chapter's room, the library, the archive, the dormitory and the work room for the librarians and the masters. Today, the building hosts the museum, the archive and the library of the Collegiate Church.

    Opening times

    June 2023: upon request
    01.07.-02.09.2023: Tuesday - Saturday, 2 - 7 pm
    10.06.2023, from 5 pm: anniversary celebration 40 years abbey’s museum
    11.06.2023, from 11.30 am: open-door day

    Prices
    single ticket: € 5,00
    children up to 14 years: free

    Golf
    Golfe course Sterzing / Vipiteno
    Sterzing/Vipiteno and environs

    Playing golf on the southern side of the Alps of South Tyrol: Surrounded by medieval castles, in the midst of flowerfilled meadows and fir forests the Sterzing golf course with its large Driving range and 7 challenging holes offers splendid conditions for beginners and advanced golf players.

    Culture & Attractions
    Hochmuth Viewing Platform
    Meran/Merano and environs

    On the Hochmuth below Steinegg there is a viewing platform that looks like a stylised basket. This references the historically arduous life working the land on the steep slopes of the Muthof farms, where, with the help of winches, baskets of earth and manure were pulled up to the fields so that they could be cultivated again.
    The viewing platform provides a breathtaking panoramic view of Merano and the Etsch Valley as well as the surrounding mountains. The platform is equipped with two telescopes and provides information on the mountains that can be seen from the Hochmuth, as well as on the cultivation of the steep fields of the Muthof farms in days gone by.

    Culture & Attractions
    Panoramic view Altenburg/Castelvecchio
    Kaltern an der Weinstraße/Caldaro sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    This wonderful panoramic point is right next to the church in Altenburg/Castelvecchio and offers a stunning view towards Lake Kaltern and the homonymous village. Northwards you can see the mountain peaks of Hirzer/Punta Cervina and Ifinger/Picco Ivigna, but also the Sarner Scharte/Forcella Sarentina and the Rittner Horn/Corno del Renon. Eastwards instead you can see the peaks of Rosengarten/Catinaccio and Latemar, while southwards the view sweeps across the Etschtal/Val d’Adige.

    Bathing Lakes & Outdoor Pools
    Valdaora/Olang outdoor swimming pool
    Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    The new warmed swimmingpool in Niederolang, 5 mins by foot from the trailstation of Olanf offers in sunny days the right chill for the body an for the soul. For the families the best thing is to arrive there with the train. Features: swimmingpool, whirpool, springboard, kids swimmingpool, whirpool shower, underwater whirpool bed, beachvolley, playground.

    Churches & Monasteries
    The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows in St. Jakob
    Sterzing/Vipiteno and environs

    The first testimony of this gothic construction is dated 1577. In 1789 a barrel vault ceiling decorated with rough frescoes was built. The modern-day choir was added when the Church was enlarged, after damages caused by an avalanche in 1817.

    Lakes, cascades
    Source of the River Adige
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    The source of the Adige is at 1550m, about 10 minutes from the village Resia. It is the principal river of South Tyrol and with its 415 kilometers of Italy's second largest river.

    Bike Rental
    Papin Rent a Bike
    Latsch/Laces, Vinschgau/Val Venosta
    You can easily rent bicycles of different types at selected locations in Val Venosta. In Laces you will find the Papin Rent a Bike directly at the train station.
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