The green buds slowly poke their way through the half-frozen earth and grow towards the sun while a thick blanket of snow covers the surrounding mountain peaks. And then the crocuses suddenly open their flowers and transform the wintry meadow into a lilac-white sea of flowers: there is virtually no other flower which represents the start of spring on the mountain like the crocus.
Our insider tip: the awakening of spring is particularly impressive in the South Tyrol high Alpine pastures where spring arrives once the snow has melted away. The blossoming of the Alpine crocuses is a nature's spectacle which takes place between mid-April and June , depending on the area, altitude and weather.
A walk across the South Tyrol high Alpine pastures is well worth it during spring months, including relaxation-seekers: at this time of the year, the imposing mountain scenery of South Tyrol and the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site will be all to yourself.