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Holidays in the Sterzing and environs region

Cultural heritage from the Middle Ages, mountains overlooking valleys and three ski resorts

Imposing mountains and a deep rooted culture: anyone visiting the Wipptal valley will immediately realise how unique the region is. The cityscape of Sterzing/Vipiteno boasts an array of buildings with an enchanting architectural design. The narrow side valleys are surrounded by astonishing peaks. The local people have a fervent love for sport and the surrounding area near the Alps is dotted with fortress-like castles.

Winter sports with the Alps in the backdrop

The family-friendly ski resort Ladurns at the entrance to the Pflerschtal valley/Val di Fleres. The Ratschings ski area with wide open runs. The Rosskopf ski area with Italy's longest illuminated and snow-covered toboggan run above the roofs of Sterzing.

Find your accommodation

How about a charming room in the historic residence? A wellness hotel with exceptional architecture? A suite in a chic city hotel? Or a cosy place to sleep in a mountain refuge?

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Exciting time off in the snow

Amidst the embrace of the Alps, in Sterzing and its surroundigs the air is clear and lifestyle authentic. Right off this town imbued with history, many signposts lead you into the magical winter world of the side valleys. Choose one of the many routes for snowshoe hikes, ski tours or sled runs in the Pflerschtal or Ratschings valleys. As the northermnost region of South Tyrol, Sterzing's landscape is all covered by a white and glittering blanket throughout the wintertime. Are you cold? In the ski rentals of Sterzing and environs you can find everything you need for your ski adventure. Whether you're a beginner or a returning skier, it's best to register with one of the selected ski schools to make the most of your winter holiday. And if you want to have even less concerns, Wipptal ski pass is your ticket to winter happiness: it encompasses Rosskopf, Ratschings-Jaufen and Ladurns ski resorts and the beginner lifts in Ridnauntal and Pflerschtal.

Are you into cross-country skiing? The Pfitscher Hochtal near Sterzing is a real insider tip for cross-country skiers. With 20 km of immaculately groomed trails, you can work out hassle free. No matter what level and style. What's more? The Erl circular trail near St. Anton and the Silbertal trail from Ladurns to St. Anton in Pflerschtal are a great destination for experienced runners who want to spend a day in the snow. 

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Tasty refreshments

Within a short time, the cable car shuttles you from Sterzing to the top of the Rosskopf. After disembarking you can speed down a sled run, hike or admire the incredible view while trying the local hut cuisine. When it comes to having fun in the snow, you can give your best while carving on the slopes of Ratschings and Ladurns ski resorts. Traditional dishes are a daily occurrence in the Sterzing and environs region. But if you crave for Mediterranean dishes and an award-winning cuisine instead, you won't be disappointed. All around South Tyrol, modernity blends with tradition and the culinary diversity is continuously preserved.

The villages of the Sterzing and environs region

The town of Sterzing and the village of Gossensass are a good starting point to explore the tributary valleys and their villages. Each has its own features and is shaped by its proximity to the main chain of the Alps.

Shopping in Sterzing

If you are used to reaching out for attractive things, you can't miss the shopping experience in South Tyrol's towns. Above all during Advent, Sterzing fascinates people of all ages with its special atmosphere. The shopping street is flanked by colorful oriel facades, twinkling lights light up the alleys while shops, boutiques, restaurants and cafes invite you to slow down.

What's going on in the Sterzing and environs region?

Back from a town stroll or a ski tour you can loosen up at the Sterzing Christmas market, take part in a concert or many other events.

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All events in Sterzing and environs

Locally sourced and enjoyed

How about a creamy natural yoghurt? Or a hand-made woollen blanket from locally farmed sheep? You will find a wide range of local,  high-quality foods  and  handcrafted articles for daily use in Sterzing and environs, as in the rest of South Tyrol.Many producers sell straight from the farm where you can try the treats and find out what the high quality criteria are for lamb and pork in Wippland. Producers in the cooperative have committed to sustainable animal husbandry including lots of free-roaming in the fields and meadows and the use of natural animal feed.

During a town or village stroll, you might be lucky enough to observe craftsmen at work and watch over their shoulder as they make jewellery, wooden sculptures or baskets. Hand craftsmanship has a long-standing tradition in South Tyrol. This allows us to create products that are only available here.


Weather forecast & Webcams

Check out the weather forecast in the Sterzing and environs region and planning your holiday in South Tyrol will be easier. And if you want to head up to the mountains, our weather forecast informs you about visibility, sunrise, sunset and zero-degree isotherm.

Car-free winter holiday

Explore and reach the Sterzing and environs region, in the north of South Tyrol, sustainably: with a car-free travel

  • Travel by train

    The journey by train is stress-free thanks to the direct connections from Germany (Munich) and Austria (Innsbruck) to Brenner/Brennero. Once you board off the train, you can get on the Brenner Line trains and stop at Gossensass, Sterzing and Freienfeld stations.

  • On-site mobility

    The ski slopes can be reached without a car, just after 5 minutes drive by cable car starting in Sterzing. For your return trip, you can take the ski bus which heads back to the valley station and to Ratschings-Jaufen and Ladurns ski resorts for free. By purchasing the Südtirol Guest Pass, you have free access to all public transport.