Holidays in South Tyrol: In harmony with nature
South Tyrol’s unique landscape captivates visitors with its gentle slopes, green meadows and impressive mountain scenery. How best to protect this valuable asset and to preserve it for future generations, are challenges posed to those who live here as well as those on holiday. Take up the challenge and ensure that your holiday in South Tyrol is green!
A successful green holiday in South Tyrol starts from home during the planning stage. Prefer to leave your car behind? No problem. South Tyrol is easy to reach by train from both Munich and Innsbruck. As a model region for green mobility, South Tyrol promotes environmentally responsible mobility solutions. In addition to boasting a well-developed public transport network, electromobility is also promoted in South Tyrol. A large network of electric charging points, free parking for electric cars and the hydrogen filling station in Bolzano welcome all “electrics.”
If you are keen to slow down on your holiday and really want to get away from it all, just leave your car behind. With the Mobilcard in hand, take advantage of the extensive public transport network. You can also reach South Tyrol’s extra special place stress-free with trains, buses, cable cars or a dedicated shuttle service. The many hiking trails and cycling path are the best way to enjoy South Tyrol's natural scenery free from the sounds of traffic noise. The car-free holiday destination of Plan/Pfelders in the Passeiertal valley demonstrates that environmentally responsible mobility concepts and increased recreational value go hand in hand. Moreover, several municipalities in South Tyrol are taking concrete measures to protect the climate and have already received several awards for their efforts. Brunico/Bruneck, Vipiteno/Sterzing and Dobbiaco/Toblach are leading the way.
Anyone keen to conserve resources and protect the environment during their holiday in South Tyrol can still enjoy the highest level of comfort. For instance, biohotels, Vitalpina hotels or farm holidays. Many accommodations emphasise a harmonious relationship with nature and the use of high-quality regional products.
Either in the shopping trolley or on the plate, regionality, seasonality and quality also come naturally to South Tyrol. High-quality South Tyrolean products made according to traditional methods can be purchased at regional farmer's markets, directly from the farm in the Pur Südtirol shops. After all, the hallmarks of South Tyrolean cuisine are regionality, tradition and innovation. Whether you’re at a Michelin-starred restaurant, a traditional South Tyrolean inn, or dining with one of South Tyrol’s female farmers, expect regional and seasonal culinary delights to be served.
Seven nature parks and the Stilfser Joch National Park allow visitors to experience the heritage and preservation of South Tyrol’s natural and cultural landscapes. On the many hiking trails through the nature parks, experience pristine nature up close and personal. Meanwhile, as Dolomiti Rangers, children and parents investigate the mysterious flora and fauna of the Dolomites accompanied by experts from the nature park visitors’ centres.
In recent years, South Tyrol has shown that environmentally conscious holidays are also possible in winter. The Carezza climate region generates electricity through photovoltaics and the economical management of snow cannons is a shinning example for other resort towns. Even South Tyrol's largest events in winter, the Original South Tyrolean Christmas Markets in Bolzano, Bressanone, Vipiteno, Brunico and Merano, are certified as sustainable "GreenEvents".
South Tyrol is green
In South Tyrol, we believe deeply in the respectful use of resources in order to preserve the landscape and a healthy ecological balance. For a sustainable green future, South Tyrol focuses on environmentally responsible mobility, energy generation from renewable sources such as water and sun, and the preservation of flora and fauna - in the region’s seven nature parks and beyond.