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Holidays in the Dolomites Region Seiser Alm

Europe's largest high-Alpine pasture boasts tranquil mountain villages as well as the spirit of the Schlern Witches

Nature Park and World Heritage Site: the landscape of the Seiser Alm high plateau is shaped by mountains. Mountains that surround quaint villages and are easy to reach on foot or by cable cars. You can see mountains from wherever you are. For example, on Europe's largest meadow, you can look at them stretching far into the distance. No matter which activities you enjoy the most, here are the towering  Dolomites always with you.

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Stroll past crocus blossoms and melting snow. Relax with views of Alpine waters. Explore Kastelruth/Castelrotto, one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Cultural treasures to discover in the mountains and villages. 

 

Majestic Dolomite peaks. Charming places. Sociable people

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How about a charming room at a farm? A wellness hotel with unique cuisine? Or perhaps a large suite for families with children? Or how about an overnight stay in a mountain hut?

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Sustainable Seiser Alm

The Dolomites Region Seiser Alm enjoys a reputation as a holiday paradise far beyond its borders. Among the tourist attractions, welcoming visitors throughout the year, are the Dolomites mountain peaks of Schlern, Plattkofel and Langkofel (which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites), Europe's largest high alpine pasture at Seiser Alm, and South Tyrol's oldest Nature Park Schlern-Rosengarten. That's why it 's all the more important for local people, including tourism actors, to protect the environment. The winner of the Sustainability Label South Tyrol places particular emphasis on waste avoidance. Everyone is involved in these in-depth discussions: from dedicated members of the Alpine Club who collect discarded rubbish along the way, to hut operators who make sure they use less packaging when shopping — protecting nature is everyone's business.

Europe’s largest high-Alpine pasture

The higher up you go, the more you realise just how large and beautiful this area really is: At 65 km2, the Seiser Alm is the largest high-Alpine pasture in Europe, extending from 1,600 to 2,950 m above sea level. Including the Dolomite peaks of the Plattkofel, Langkofel, Schlern and Santnerspitze mountains,  the area forms a protected habitat for Alpine animals and plants. Here you can explore the Nature Park Schlern-Rosengarten while experiencing the best that each season has to offer. In addition to chamois, deer and golden eagles, more than 790 plant species make their home in the pastures and rocky crevices. 

In spring, crocuses break through the snow cover, while in summer, anemones, thrifts and gentian decorate the waysides. Used as a high pasture for many generations, today farmers still let their cattle graze at the Seiser Alm Alpine pasture. In winter, the Alpine pasture is an environment of glittering white, where ski slopes and hiking trails await. Visitors can enjoy homemade cuisine at the managed “Schwaigen,” which are traditional Alpine huts made of wood. How can you experience the perfect day at the Alpine pasture? The Seiser Alm Alpine pasture is accessible from the village of Seis/Suisi or via bus from Kastelruth/Castelrotto. Access by private car is only allowed until 9 am and once again from 5 pm.

The villages of the region

The five villages around the striking Schlern massif are like pearls on a necklace, offering unique views and close proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. Find out which one is right for you here.

Go out into nature

This extensive Alpine landscape is situated at an altitude of about 2,000 metres and features stunning views of the Schlern, Langkofel and Plattkofel Dolomite mountains. From the Petz (2,563 m above sea level), the highest peak of the Schlern massif, the panorama extends from the neighbouring Rosengarten massif to the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites. On a clear day, you can even see the Ortler region and the Ötztal Alps. Exploring this region, no matter the time of year, is a tempting prospect. e.g. on foot, by bike, on skis or on the cross-country skiing trails. Huts and "Schwaigen" invite you to enjoy, whilst the idyllic mountain villages are ideal for experiencing rural traditions. Speaking of the past: According to a fable, the Schlern Witches once wreaked havoc in the Dolomites Region Seiser Alm. Thanks to the area’s enchanting atmosphere, you can still experience this magic in certain places. For instance, the relaxation of a hay bath, a wellness treatment that has its roots right here. Did you know that?

Dolomiti Supersummer

In summer, you can experience the world's most beautiful mountains even more easily and sustainably: car-free, while hiking and biking. The Dolomiti Supersummer Liftpass opens up the airy route to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 12 Dolomite regions.

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Experience something new every day

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Balance at the Seiser Alm Alpine pasture

Take a deep breath, experience inner calm and embrace the restorative atmosphere of spring. There's no better place to recharge your batteries than the Dolomites Region Seiser Alm.

A girl sitting next to a forest on the Seiser Alm high plateau in a sunny summer day

What's on in Seiser Alm?

A rustic history and a mountain climate. Events here are organised accordingly: from traditional Kastelruth country weddings to the medieval Oswald von Wolkenstein equestrian tournament.

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Locally sourced and enjoyed

How about a sip of wine from the southernmost vineyard in the Eisack Valley? Or sophisticated products from innovative farmers? Or what about a felted item made using wool from the farm's own sheep? In the Dolomites Region Seiser Alm, as in the rest of South Tyrol, you will find a large selection of local, high-quality food and handmade everyday objects and art works. With a bit of luck, you can take a  stroll through a village and look over the shoulders of  craftspeople  as they work. Many products are available  directly from farms, where you can sample the delicacies and get to know the producers. Many regional specialities are served up on the spot as part of your culinary experience.

Weather forecast & webcams in the Seiser Alm region

Find out what the weather is like on the Seiser Alm plateau almost in real time. The webcams are in operation around the clock and at any time of year. Check for yourself whether the sun is shining in a clear sky, or whether there is slight cloud or even rain. As an added bonus, you can also enjoy images of impressive mountain panoramas and well-known sights. 

Your car-free summer holiday

Europe's largest high-Alpine pasture is located in the middle of the Dolomites, north-east of Bolzano, and above the villages of Kastelruth, Seis am Schlern, Völs am Schlern and Tiers.

  • Travelling by train

    You can reach the villages in the Seiser Alm region by bus, taxi or the "South Tyrol Transfer" shuttle from the railway stations in Bolzano/Bozen, Brixen/Bressanone and Klausen/Chiusa." Some accommodation facilities on the Seiser Alm offer a pick-up service from Seis am Schlern/Siusi allo Sciliar or from the mountain station for the Seiser Alm cable car.

  • On-site mobility

    Once you arrive at your accommodation in the Dolomites Region Seiser Alm, the Südtirol Guest Pass gives you unlimited use of all public transport throughout South Tyrol.

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