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The most beautiful excursion destinations in South Tyrol in winter

Colourful city life, interesting museums, romantic Christmas markets

From the vibrant provincial capital of Bolzano/Bozen to the sophisticated spa town of Merano/Meran and the oldest town in Tyrol, Bressanone/Brixen – if you are looking for a winter excursion in South Tyrol, we recommend a day trip to one of the surrounding towns. Each one of them radiates its own special charm – especially at Christmas time when the Advent markets attract holidaymakers to the centres. In addition to the five large Christmas markets in Bolzano/Bozen, Bressanone/Brixen, Merano/Meran, Vipiteno/Sterzing, and Brunico/Bruneck, there are many smaller markets to discover. There is a very special atmosphere, for example, at the Christmas Magic market at the Carezza/Karersee lake, at the medieval Christmas market in Chiusa/Klausen, or at the Rittner Christbahnl market.

Wintertime is also museum time. And there are many museums in South Tyrol, particularly, the Archaeological Museum in Bolzano/Bozen, where Ötzi the Iceman is on display, or the six Messner Mountain Museums scattered all over the region. There are also many other theme-specific museums, such as the Women’s Museum in Merano/Meran, the Diocesan Museum in Bressanone/Brixen, the Thurn Castle in Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen, or the Museion in Bolzano/Bozen, which are also open in winter.

Are you looking for an excursion during your winter holiday in South Tyrol? Just ask us! We have lots of tips ready for you.