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The most beautiful excursion destinations in South Tyrol and environs

Magnificent castles, impressive gorges, and sophisticated cities

Do you want to spend your summer holiday in South Tyrol to get a taste of both the mountain air and city life? Do you want to experience the hustle and bustle in the streets and squares and get to know the countryside and its people? Numerous excursion destinations in and around South Tyrol await you. Take public transport or hire a car and start your journey!

Here is a nice selection of natural beauties, cultural treasures, and elegant towns that you just can’t miss:

Presule/Prösels Castle – the Renaissance castle in the Dolomites

Just a few minutes by car from our hotel in South Tyrol lies the Presule/Prösels castle, a very special jewel from the Renaissance. Immerse yourself in the history of the country and let yourself be enchanted by the well-preserved castle with its courtyard, chapel, fireplace lounge, magnificent knight’s hall, and armoury.

Bletterbach gorge – the “Grand Canyon” of South Tyrol

Aldino/Aldein has a very special geological highlight: the GEOPARC Bletterbach. The “Grand Canyon” gives you a deep insight into the origins of the Dolomites. Discover 40 million years of earth’s history on the unique educational trail that leads you through the impressive gorge.

Carezza/Karersee lake – nature’s jewel in the Dolomites

Like an emerald, the idyllic lake sparkles in the sun. Embedded in the impressive world of the Dolomites, the Carezza/Karersee lake is one of the most popular excursion destinations in South Tyrol. Legend has it that sorcerer Masaré threw pieces of the rainbow and jewels into the water out of heartache, which is why it shimmers so beautifully today.

Life is beautiful in Bolzano/Bozen

About half an hour’s drive from our hotel at the Catinaccio/Rosengarten lies the provincial capital of Bolzano/Bozen, where the South Tyrolean way of life meets Mediterranean ease. In addition to numerous shopping opportunities, you will also find interesting museums here, such as the South Tyrolean Archaeology Museum with the famous Iceman “Ötzi” or the Museion for modern and contemporary art.

The spa town Merano/Meran with royal flair

Sissi, the beloved Austrian empress, was a fervent admirer of the beautiful spa town. There is so much to discover here: the medieval arcades, the art nouveau architecture, the idyllic promenades, the famous design spa, and of course, the wonderful Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle.

Verona – the home of Romeo and Juliet

Walk in the footsteps of Romeo and Juliet and discover the most romantic city in Italy: Verona. Hidden passages, lovely squares, ancient palaces in the historic centre, the impressive arena, the Torre dei Lamberti tower, and much more make up the unique charm of the city. You can reach Verona in about 2 hours.

A trip to Venice

The lagoon city of Venice is always worth a visit. You can easily reach Verona by train from Bolzano/Bozen. Cruise through the idyllic canals by gondola, eat ice cream at St Mark’s Square, visit the Doge’s Palace, go to Burano or Murano – there are many ways to soak up Venice’s unique charm.