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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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    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.

    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.
    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
    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
    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
    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.

    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.

    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.

    Culture & Attractions
    Earth Pyramids in Perca/Percha
    Dolomites Region Kronplatz/Plan de Corones

    The Earth Pyramids in Percha - Several hundred years ago there was a landslide caused by a storm, which cut off the existing cart track between the Thalerhof and Aschbach. It would have been easy to fill in the gap with earth, but nobody did it, as the route was not an important one. In 1882 there was again a great storm, and a large trench formed. Through repeated flooding and washing out of the side slopes, these loamy pillar structures remained standing where the heavier stones lay. The earth pyramids change constantly, and new pillars form all the time, especially in winter and spring. The erosion area is situated at a height of 1550 to 1750 meters above sea level and is the most significant incidence of earth pyramids in the Puster Valley, particularly because of the many different sizes of formation.

    Culture & Attractions
    Langfenn - Fenn
    Mölten/Meltina, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    Archeological discoveries prove that settlements at Lavena date back to the Bronze Age, probably as a place of paga worship.

    The lovely church beside Lavena is dedicated to St. Jacob, the patron of travellers and wayfarer. 150 years ago, Lavena was a frenquently visited merchant's and livestock market.

    Today, Lavena has become tourist attraction and hiker's delight on the Salto high plateua in San Genesio.

    Churches & Monasteries
    Cross of Latzfons
    Brixen/Bressanone and environs
    The first rituals held at this site, where the little church has overlooked its wonderful views since 1743, probably date back to prehistoric times, although we cannot be sure of when exactly it was that people began to discover the unique aura of this place.

    One thing is for sure: the road to the Latzfons Cross (2,311m), highest pilgrimage site in South Tyrol and erected on the south face of the Kassian Peak, is the oldest pilgrimage trail in South Tyrol.

    The mountain refuge hut, close to the church at an elevation of 2,305m, has provided countless pilgrims and hikers with refuge and sanctuary over the years. Innumerable wonderful tales have been told about this sacred place, such as the legend of the “Black Christ” who, with a nod of his head, decided on the spot where the crucifix should be erected. Prayers sent up from here at the end of the pilgrimage, about an hour’s walk up a fairly steep road from the Klausen hut to the cross, afford protection to one and all, particularly from the wrath of the elements.

    The view stretches over to the Langkofel, the Grohmann Peak, the Kesselkogel and the Rosengarten. It is not just the view that makes this place special though, but the atmosphere which pervades the site and can be felt instinctively by all those who come here.
    Churches & Monasteries
    St. Martin's trail
    Jenesien/San Genesio Atesino, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    This about 3 km long round trail is a child-friendly, creative and near-naturally designed contemplation trail!

    The visitors, especially children, receive in this wonderfull calming landscape the opportunity, to experience the nature and his creator understanding the God's message to us with all senses…

    The famous St. Martin is the patron of Glaning. The design of the round trail is based on his life and model.

    With the helpful elements like footprints, stone bench, labyrinth, „Our-Father“ rock or splendid viewpoints, can both children and adults comprehend the life of the Saint Martin learning also more about themselves…

    Culture & Attractions
    Margreider Leitenweg
    The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    Walking along the Margreider Leitenweg to Entiklar, where you can vistit the vinary Turmhof Tiefenbrunner. 

    Places to See
    Vallunga - UNESCO World Heritage
    Dolomites Region Val Gardena

    The Vallunga is part of the Dolomites - UNESCO World Natural Heritage and is located in the heart of the natural park Puez Geisler, which now covers an area of ​​about 10,722 ha. The natural park extends in the north to the Passo Erbe and in the south to the Passo Gardena; In the east it reaches the Val Badia (Kampill, Untermoj), in the west the Val di Funes and Val Gardena.

    The valley is bedded in between rocky walls that fascinate tourists in summer as in winter. It offers countless opportunities for sports enthusiasts and real nature lovers, as it is part of the Europe-wide protected area network Natura 2000, which primarily aims to protect the habitats and wild fauna and flora.

    WINTER: The valley, which extends over several kilometers, is great in winter for snowshoeing and hiking and is a dream come true for cross-country skiers. It enchants both children and adults with fantastic panoramas immersed in unique mountain peaks. SUMMER: Fresh springs and pure mountain air bewitch us on all our hikes in this unique holiday paradise. Both cyclists and climbers will get their money's worth. With its numerous hiking trails, the Vallunga is the ideal starting point for hikers of all ages.

    Places to See
    Earth pyramids in the valley of the Gastererbach Unterinn
    Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The Renon earth pyramids are the highest and the most aesthetically pleasing in Europe. Earth pyramids are a phenomenon of erosion. They originate where ice-age glaciers have deposited moraine clay in valleys. When it is dry, it is rock-hard. If it comes into contact with water, it turns into a clayey pulp that flows down into the valley. However, when protected from the rain by large stones, the clay remains dry and hard. Only the part around the stone erodes. This is how earth columns are formed and become higher each time it rains. If the top stone falls off the peak, the column is certainly doomed to a quick decline because the clay is exposed to the rain and then carried away by it.

    The earth pyramids on the Renon can be marvelled at in three ravines: in the Rio Fosco valley between Longomoso and S. Maria, in the Rio Rivellone valley below Soprabolzano and in the valley of the Rio Gasterer at Auna di Sotto.

    Places to See
    Earth pyramids Ritten
    Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    The Renon earth pyramids are the highest and the most aesthetically pleasing in Europe. Earth pyramids are a phenomenon of erosion. They originate where ice-age glaciers have deposited moraine clay in valleys. When it is dry, it is rock-hard. If it comes into contact with water, it turns into a clayey pulp that flows down into the valley. However, when protected from the rain by large stones, the clay remains dry and hard. Only the part around the stone erodes. This is how earth columns are formed and become higher each time it rains. If the top stone falls off the peak, the column is certainly doomed to a quick decline because the clay is exposed to the rain and then carried away by it. The earth pyramids on the Renon can be marvelled at in three ravines: in the Rio Fosco valley between Longomoso and S. Maria, in the Rio Rivellone valley below Soprabolzano and in the valley of the Rio Gasterer at Auna di Sotto.

    Places to See
    Kaschlin
    Vinschgau/Val Venosta

    Kaschlin - A special place near the mountain village Stelvio in Venosta Valley at over 1.400 m.

    Views of the big mountains of the Ortles area in the Stelvio National Parc and the old village of Stelvio.

    Places to See
    Chestnut grove at Schlosspichl
    The South Tyrolean Wine Road
    North of Wolfsthurn Castle, on the hiking trail from Andriano to the Bittner farm, on a flat slope called Schlosspichl you will find a magnificent chestnut grove.
    Chestnut trees of different ages stand on the green meadow and have a special aura due to their fresh, light green foliage. One large oak tree dominates the chestnut grove majestically, which thanks to its position is much warmer than the surrounding forest and radiates vitality through its radiant colours.

    A place to fall in love! A place that allows hikers to rest and that is a natural playground for children.   From the chestnut grove a short path leads to a small hill with a cross and several benches, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Andriano and the Adige valley.
    Places to See
    Farmhouse Campitello - Stegerhof
    Jenesien/San Genesio Atesino, Bolzano/Bozen and environs

    First documented in 1180, from year 1600 it has been used as a holiday station by the Agostinian monks from the convent of Muri Gries. All around the little church of S. Magdalene you can find the old master's house, the prelate's house, the 'Stegerhof' with its rural buildings that is nowadays' summer residence of the Benedictine monk of Muri Gries.

    Culture & Attractions
    Place of energy Kastelaz
    Tramin an der Weinstraße/Termeno sulla Strada del Vino, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    The Kastelaz hill of Termeno - Tramin rises on old cultural ground and is accessible in only 15 minutes from the local center of Termeno - Tramin. The panoramic view reaches from the north to the south. Therefore the whole southern valley floor of the Adige is overlookable. The history of the Kastelazer Bühel goes back many centuries. A settlement during the Iron Age is assumed. The Saint Jakob chapel sits enthroned on the hill and supports the energy of the place with its mysterious frescoes. The view above the hill with its vineyard till the lake of Caldaro - Kaltern symbolizes the peace and silence of the insignificant place. The suntrap hill was used quite early for the wine growing and is still in use for the agriculture. Emperor Tiberius should have loved this wine so much, that an imperial guard had to watch over the vineyards in the Bühel.

    Places to See
    Monte Piana Open Air Museum
    Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The museum of the 1st World War is situated on the top of the mountain of the Monte Piano. From the top there is a beatiful view of the surrounding mountains, with the Three Peaks.

    Since the border between Italy and the Habsburg monarchy Austria-Hungary ran through the middle of Monte Piana, both sides wanted to hold this strategically important mountain. What followed was a bloody war of position that lasted two years and ultimately failed to bring about a decisive turning point.                 

    Culture & Attractions
    Gustav Mahler statue
    Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    The Gustav Mahler statue is located directly in the village center of Dobbiaco and was made in the years 1976 - 1982 by the Slovenian Bojan Kunaver.

    The famous composer Gustav Mahler delighted in his summer holidays in Dobbiaco: “It is wonderful to be here, it sets your soul and body at ease...”. From 1908 to 1910 Gustav Mahler spent the summer months at the Trenkerhof farm in Carbonin Vecchia. In the composing house there he created his Ninth Symphony, the unfinished Tenth Symphony and “Das Lied von der Erde.”

    Places to See
    Avia - The Lumberjack-Trail
    Jenesien/San Genesio Atesino, Bolzano/Bozen and environs
    AVIA – Lumberjack Trail from San Genesio village centre to Avigna, and on to the Mezzavia in the Sarentino Valley.
    9 interactive stations themed around timber felling and wood processing and the prehistory of the village of Afing will be inviting visitors of all ages to embark on an enthralling journey of discovery.
    Sports and leisure
    Balance-Parcours
    Ahrntal/Valle Aurina

    Klausberg is wobbling! Because the new confidence course is now open! It’s a kind of high ropes adventure park, only not that high, through which kids can climb, swing, wriggle and wobble … and all just above the ground! “Maxi-Fun/Mini-Height”: Specially designed for younger children, this confidence course right next to the Water Adventure Park is a real hit! It takes skill and balance, but if you “wobble” a bit sometimes, what does it matter? The slacklines, loops, climbing elements and nets are all mounted low to the ground! Let the wobbling begin – fun for the whole family! • 6-part slackline with different heights and lengths • 6-part kids’ confidence course with climbing, swinging and balancing (loops, hanging pipes, swing strap, hand over hand path, netting wall) • 1 large climbing wall with net swing • 1 30 m flying fox down the hill If you’re up for the “big knee trembler”, wobble your way over to these bigger adventures as fast as your legs can carry you: Enzwaldile high ropes adventure park, Klausberg-Flitzer …

    Parks
    Burglehen Park
    Meran/Merano and environs

    Nestling in orchards and vines, Burglehen Park on the outskirts of Dorf Tirol/Tirolo offers fabulous views of the surrounding area and is perfect for relaxing and idling for a while. There is a beautiful playground for children within the park, which, in addition to slides, swings and climbing frames, offers a truly special attraction – Jakob the horse. This steel horse was built by the famous South Tyrolean artist, Franz Messner, and is dedicated to all the children of the Earth.

    Other public institutions
    Playground in Siebeneich
    Terlan/Terlano, The South Tyrolean Wine Road

    Along the Bahnhofstraße at the intersection with Hörtmoosweg there is a park for the games with a ball and with various play equipment. It is an ideal place to play ping-pong, board games or have a snack. 

    The playground is managed by VKE - Sec. Siebeneich and F.C . Siebeneich.

     

    Culture & Attractions
    Two Waters well
    Dolomites Region 3 Zinnen

    Dobbiaco receives its drinking water from two different high quality sources: from the Dolomite limestones and the ferrous primary rocks from the Central Alps.
    A drinking water well with an idyllic viewpoint at the edge of the town invites you to taste the two waters of 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

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      Uphill Seespitz
      Meran and environs
      Starting point: Töll Etschbrücke (525 m) End point: Gasthaus …
      44 km total slope
      7 lifts
      Highest point: 2,505 m