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  • Frühling an Ritten
    Frühling an Ritten Photo: Roswitha Mair, Südtirols Süden
  • Sommer in Südtirols Süden
    Sommer in Südtirols Süden Photo: Alex Filz, IDM Südtirol
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    Bozen im Winter Photo: Sergio Buono, Bozen

Bolzano and environs

While winter weather often still prevails in our home regions, the most beautiful time of the year is already starting in Bolzano and environs: millions of apple trees transform the landscape into a spring-like dream of blossoms. From the palm groves that flourish around Lake Kaltern on the South Tyrolean Wine Road to the highest peaks of the Sarntal Alps and the nearby Dolomites – the region presents itself as a Mediterranean holiday destination with plenty of Alpine charm.
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South Tyrol Museum of Natural History
Bolzano and environs

The natural and environmental history of South Tyrol is exhibited on two floors with an area of ...

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Bolzano and environs

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Mountain pass · Western foothills of the Latemar
Jochgrimm
Western foothills of the Latemar

Ski- und Wandergebiet, der Geheimtipp im Süden Südtirols.

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Natural Monument · Bolzano and environs
South Tyrol Museum of Natural History
Bolzano and environs

South Tyrol Museum of Natural History

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Lake · Bolzano and environs
Gorge Gaider Schlucht
Bolzano and environs

There are places where nature has achieved something unique over thousands of years

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Historical Site · Bolzano and environs
Ruin of St. Valentine
Bolzano and environs

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Museum · Bolzano and environs
South Tyrol Museum of Natural History
Bolzano and environs

The natural and environmental history of South Tyrol is exhibited on two floors with an area of ...

First Avenue
Bolzano and environs

Sponsoring association for the exhibition "BAS - Sacrifices for freedom"

First Avenue
Mountain pass · Western foothills of the Latemar
Jochgrimm
Western foothills of the Latemar

Ski- und Wandergebiet, der Geheimtipp im Süden Südtirols.

from Fabian Foppa,   alpenvereinaktiv.com
Natural Monument · Bolzano and environs
South Tyrol Museum of Natural History
Bolzano and environs

South Tyrol Museum of Natural History

from SilViAlp,   Via Transalpina
Lake · Bolzano and environs
Gorge Gaider Schlucht
Bolzano and environs

There are places where nature has achieved something unique over thousands of years

First Avenue
Historical Site · Bolzano and environs
Ruin of St. Valentine
Bolzano and environs

First Avenue
Bolzano and environs

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By the way, Bolzano and environs are a huge outdoor fitness centre: Whether hiking, cycling, mountain biking or climbing – here absolutely everyone has the opportunity to become active according to their wishes.

 

In and around the capital of South Tyrol

The city of Bolzano (Bozen) is just as diverse as the region that surrounds it. The cityscape is characterised by Mediterranean palm and cypress gardens, while at the same time the Rosengarten massif, glowing in the evening sun, rises in the background. Romantic leafy alleys, elegant boutiques, artistic facades and extraordinary cultural offerings – find all this and much more in Bolzano. Of course, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology is also worth a visit, where the over 5,000-year-old glacier mummy Ötzi and his findings are on display.

Active throughout the year

At night it's still freezing cold, but as soon as the first rays of sunshine fall on Bolzano and environs in the morning, it's time for outdoor sports enthusiasts to get going. When you leave the city, you immediately find yourself in a unique natural landscape with numerous promenades that invite you to take a walk. Whether in the sunny Überetsch or on the south-facing high plateaus on the Ritten, Salten and Regglberg: here you will find pleasant temperatures and the best conditions to get fit for the coming season.

The warmer it gets, the more possibilities there are for extended hikes and mountain bike tours: from the valley floor you can now head up into the low mountain range, onto the plateaus and, from early summer, also to the highest peaks. But that's not the end of it: until shortly before the first snow, the colourful vineyards invite you to discover and enjoy. And so Bolzano and environs, with long-distance and high-altitude trails, themed trails for young and old, easy and difficult peaks, have rewarding destinations to offer all year round at every altitude and mood.

Hikes in Bolzano and environs

A Mediterranean climate, fertile vineyards and green apple groves, imposing mountains, castles and romantic lakes, all this and more characterizes the unique south of South Tyrol. The region captivates hiking and culture lovers of all ages all year round.

Bike rides in Bolzano and environs

For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Bolzano and environs. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful bike rides.

Mountaineering in Bolzano and environs

For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Bolzano and environs. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful mountaineering routes.

Culinary delights in South Tyrol

South Tyrolean cuisine is known far beyond its borders. Excellent wines and alpine-Mediterranean cuisine offer pleasure for the eyes and the palate all year round. A successful blend of traditional culinary art and upscale gastronomy now combines Schlutzkrapfen, Speckknödel and co. with exciting elements from haute cuisine – and you should definitely try it.

 

So, let's go there! Because even if you already know the region: Bolzano and environs surprise again and again with a combination of nature and culture, art and hidden treasures.

 

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Anello delle Forcelle by Diego
Yesterday · Community
Giro fatto in una bella giornata di sole. La gola della Forcella Piccola ricca di vegetazione era uno spettacolo. Merita da sola la camminata. Tour done on a beautiful sunny day. The gorge of the Forcella Piccola rich in vegetation was a spectacle. Worth the walk alone.
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When did you do this route? June 25, 2022
Anello Windlahn - Forcella dei Sentieri - Corno Bianco di Sotto by Diego
June 27, 2022 · Community
Veramente ricche sensazioni tra bei paesaggi ed immersione nella natura in questo giro lungo ma appagante. Really rich sensations between beautiful landscapes and immersion in nature in this long but rewarding tour.
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When did you do this route? June 02, 2022
Photo: Diego Ferrazzin, Community
Photo: Diego Ferrazzin, Community
Multi-day Hike - Alpine Pearls by Jens & Sonja
June 27, 2022 · Community
Eigentlich eine schöne Runde. Anfang und End haben etwas viel Asphalt. Die Ausschilderung ist nicht durchgängig gegeben, daher sollte sich die Tour heruntergeladen werden. Wir haben ein paar Varianten eingebaut, so lohnt sich auf jeden Fall der Umweg über das Lathemarlabyrint (Abschnitt Karrerpass nach Obereggen). Ungeübt sollte die Tour nicht angegangen werden. In Teilen ist die Tour schon Kräfte fordernd.
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When did you do this route? June 25, 2022
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