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In rhythm with the four seasons

Enjoyment and spending time close to nature go hand in hand in South Tyrol

Nestled between the Dolomites and lush vineyards are numerous towns and villages full of charm no matter the time of year. As the seasons change, winter sports paradises are transformed into green Alpine pastures in summer. Things become even more colourful when the apple trees blossom in spring and the trees change colour in autumn. No matter the time of year, South Tyrol's beautiful landscape is always worth experiencing. So what are you waiting for?

Spring awakening in South Tyrol

Start the day at the glacier and zip down the white slope towards the valley below. Enliven your senses in blooming crocus meadows. Explore historic Waalwege canal trails and the wine road. In South Tyrol, spring has many facets.

Your holiday at the Vitalpina Hotels South Tyrol

Are you keen to experience the South Tyrolean way of life and philosophy to the fullest? To discover local traditions or even learn to cook with typical seasonal ingredients? Then the Vitalpina Hotels are the right place for you.

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10 must-experience attractions in South Tyrol

1.Snowshoe hiking: In the idyllic winter landscape of the Martelltal valley, on the Villanderer Alm Alpine pasture pasture or in the Tschamintal valley on the Rosengarten massif.

2.Alpine pasture hikes: In every season! The paths on the Seiser Alm Alpine Pasture, for example, are also open in winter.

3.Visit a mountain refuge: hike there and enjoy delicious mountain hut cuisine with fabulous mountain views.

4.Swimming at the lake:┬áTop water quality and a natural wonder await you at Kalterer See lake or at the V├Âlser Weiher pond.

5.Master via ferrata: Experience pure happiness at the summit on the secured trails accompanied by experts from the mountaineering school.

6.Skiing in the Dolomites: At this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, ski on snow-rich slopes at the foot of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

7.Sunrise or sunset hike: The beautiful colours of the sky will make an indelible impression.

8.Bike tour: Along the Mediterranean South Tyrolean Wine Road or over an Alpine pass.

9.Moonlight tobogganing: Descend through the glittering snow into the valley.

10.Hiking along the Waalweg canal trails: Explore the centuries-old trails along the water canals that wind around Meran and through the Vinschgau valley.

Activities for the warm seasons

No matter the elevation, cycling, running and hiking at high altitudes are totally worthwhile activities in South Tyrol. You can also explore the diverse landscape on horseback. Or for a kick of adrenaline, head climbing or paragliding.

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The UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

The Dolomites are a masterpiece of nature. Their special geological features and their unique character have made the Dolomites a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.

The UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
The UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites
The UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites

Experience the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites first hand

Hiking and climbing are great ways to get up close and personal with the "Pale Mountains." If you look closely, you may also discover small fossils along the way, which are relics from a time when todayÔÇÖs mountain peaks were part of a large tropical sea.

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Specialities and specialists

Be it wine, Speck smoked ham or apples, South Tyrol is home to excellent food products that are transformed into delicacies in restaurants. An overview of quality products and South Tyrolean culinary culture is available here.