Holidays in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

Journey along the terraced wine road to mountains, castles and South Tyrol’s capital city Bolzano
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Enjoy both impressive views of nearby Dolomite peaks as well as a Mediterranean atmosphere. The fertile wine region of Bolzano/Bozen and Environs extends from Sarntal valley via the state capital Bolzano, to Salorno/Salurn. Located at between 200 and 3,000 m above sea level, possibilities for an active holiday abound throughout the year. Holidays in Bolzano/Bozen and Environs are a feast for the senses.

In the expansive southern valley, visitors can marvel at vineyards and castles, as well as apple orchards and idyllic villages. Further north, near the state capital, admire traditional mountain farms and craggy Alpine peaks. Outstanding local wines and the mouth-watering flavours and aromas of local specialities, such as asparagus and chestnuts, whet the appetite. Both peace and a flair for the dramatic are on hand in Bolzano and Environs. South Tyrol/Südtirol’s capital is a vibrant city bustling with activity, whilst nearby isolated mountain villages and quiet tributary valleys offer respite. The characteristic sounds of the mingling of Italian and German fill the streets, whilst music, theater and festivals are a feast for the eyes and ears. You’ll be sure to return home with unforgettable memories like swimming in the warm Kalterer See lake, the crisp crunch of snow under your skis, or the silence of relaxing with friends over a glass of wine and enjoying the best food South Tyrol has to offer.

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Summer in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

Savour the outstanding local wines and fine food. Bolzano and environs offers holidaymakers the chance to enjoy the local fare on balmy summer evenings amidst the magnificent scenery. The Kalterer See and Montiggler See lakes provide everything a water sports enthusiast could want. And there are plenty of other options for an active holiday, such as hiking, climbing, cycling and mountain biking along the Etschtal valley cycle trail.

Family Holidays in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

Bolzano and environs region is sure to keep a smile on the face of both children and parents alike. Head swimming in the warm-water lakes of Kalterer See or Montiggler See. Enjoy an interesting walk along adventure trails the Urlesteig in Sarntal valley or the Pyramix Trail on the Ritten high plateau or learn the ropes at the high-ropes course Terlano/Terlan or at the Geoparc Bletterbach geological park. 

Culture & Attractions in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

Admire the many castles, forts and vineyards as you proceed to local attractions like the Ötzi Museum. Visitors are often drawn to the city of Bolzano because of its many museums and cultural attractions, but it is important not to miss out on the treasures present in the surrounding villages, with their architecturally interesting buildings, churches, traditions and vibrant everyday life.

Eating & Drinking in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

If you love wine and fine dining, the wine and apple region of Bolzano/Bozen and environs are a veritable paradise for foodies, gourmets, and people who simply love good food. Excellent traditional Tyrolean cuisine is complemented by fine Mediterranean dishes. In spring, try asparagus with Bolzano sauce and in autumn Törggelen begins, combining hiking with stops to sample chestnuts and young wine. This is one local tradition you won’t want to miss.

Winter in Bolzano/Bozen and environs region

Looking for quiet, yet excellent family-friendly ski areas? Then check out some of the finest resorts in South Tyrol/Südtirol including Reinswald, Rittner Horn and Jochgrimm. Bolzano and environs offers more than just fantastic skiing and snowboarding. There is also a wide range of winter hiking trails, ski and snowshoe tours, or even moonlight sledging. Fancy a rest? Simply relax and enjoy the rich local culture.