Welcome to a landscape of superlatives. A holiday in the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm holiday region, featuring the largest high-Alpine pasture in Europe, is a true highlight of any trip to South Tyrol/Südtirol. Enjoy breathtaking views of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, as well as numerous opportunities for adventure.
Thecable car makes exploring the region simple, allowing visitors to easily access the Alpe di Siusi plateau from Siusi/Seis. With its wide open spaces, Europe’s largest high-Alpine pasture features 365 Alpine farms and huts, and is a paradise for hikers, families with children and holidaymakers looking for action in winter or summertime. Fantastic views of Dolomite peaks abound including Sassolungo, Sassopiatto, Schlern and Rosengarten. Myriad legends, like those concerningKing Laurin, are woven into the impressive landscape. On the high plateau and in the communities of Castelrotto/Kastelruth, Siusi, Fiè/Völs and Tires/Tiers, experience and feel the farming traditions and the pride of the local people. In fact, even today in the Alpe di Siusi holiday region there are twice as many farmers as innkeepers. One of the region’s outstanding benefits is its proximity to both the capital city of Bolzano/Bozen, and Bressanone/Brixen. Each are just half an hour’s drive away. The Alpe di Siusi region offers numerous worthwhile sporting and cultural events year round.
The joys of hiking in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm are enhanced by stunning views of the Dolomite peaks Sassopiatto, Schlern and Rosengarten. There are idyllic tracks for cyclists and hair-raising trails for mountain bikers. For relaxation and enjoyment, stop by one of 365 Alpine farms and huts, head to the Völser Weiher natural bathing lake or try a traditional hay bath.
Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm is a veritable paradise for families. Hiking and skiing in its family-friendly ski area, with gentle ski slopes, is superb. At Schloss Prösels castle, families can travel back to the time of knights in shining armor or follow paths shrouded in legend to explore the region’s mystical places. Looking for something more hands-on? Check out the Alpe di Siusi Adventure Farm to learn everything about animals, bread making and farm life.
Let yourself be transported back to a time of knights in shining armour at Schloss Prösels castle or be carried away by reminders of rural life in the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm region during a visit to the farming museum (Bauernmuseum) in Sant'Osvaldo/St. Oswald. Heading up the trail from the valley, follow in the footsteps of local eponymous Minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein. Throughout the year, the Alpe di Siusi holiday region features numerous events, including the Swing on Snow music festival and concerts given by the famed Kastelruther Spatzen.
Traditions are much in evidence in Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm with numerous mountain huts and farms offering delicious South Tyrolean dishes such as barley soup, spinach dumplings and apple strudel. Imagination and a wealth of ideas attract food lovers every year to tasteful speciality weeks such as the Völser Kuchlkastl. International and Italian influences are reflected in pizzerias and gourmet restaurants.