Bolzano and surroundings
A holiday destination full of highlights. Mediterranean lightness and sun-drenched climate, golden vineyards and a magnificent Alpine scenery, romantic villages and urban flair, coupled with traditional customs and modern elegance. The area of Bolzano and surroundings offers all this and much, much more...
Between vineyards and olive trees
The area of Bolzano and surroundings goes along the Alto Adige Wine Road through the olive village of Cortaccia/Kurtatsch and the wine villages of Termeno/Tramin, Caldaro/Kaltern and Appiano/Eppan, to the Val Sarentino/Sarntal and the high plateau of Renon. This sunny region is known for its Mediterranean climate that allows the growth of numerous vines, palms, cypresses and some olive trees. The major part of the South Tyrolean wines come from this area and can be tasted during a Winesafari, at which you can also discover many things about South Tyrol and its inhabitants.
Hiking in the sunniest region of South Tyrol
The mountains in the area of Bolzano and surroundings offer a wide range of hiking opportunities. The Corno Bianco/Weißhorn, the Corno Nero/Schwarzhorn, the Costiera della Mendola/Mendelgebirge, the Salto/Salten and the famous Bletterbach Gorge, a canyon from the Ice Age, guarantee fun for the whole family.
Here, in this region full of castles, you can also take the famous walking tour to the castle in the Castle Triangle in Appiano/Eppan the and visit Castle Hocheppan, Castle Korb and the ruin Boymont.
After an extensive hike or cycling tour, three refreshing lakes - Lake Kaltern (by the way, the warmest bathing lake in the Alps), the Big and the Little Monticolo Lake - invite you to relax and unwind.
The provincial capital of Bolzano, which can be reached by car in a few minutes, also offers a variety of cultural attractions and sights such as museums, castles, sacred buildings and many events. The most famous museum in the city is the Ötzi Museum, which houses the world-famous men from the ice.
Through orchards and vineyards on two wheels
The area of Bolzano and surroundings is a paradise for all bikers. You can cycle all year round, from easy tours with the whole family along the Adige river to the hilly Montiggl forest for mountain bikers: there is something for everyone!
Winter magic in Bolzano and surroundings
The villages in the area of Bolzano and surroundings invite you to visit their suggestive Christmas markets during the Advent season, Furthermore, in San Paolo/St. Pauls you will find an impressive Crib Exhibition.
Winter sports enthusiasts can glide over the perfectly groomed slopes in the nearby ski areas, such as Obereggen, Reinswald, Passo Oclini/Jochgrimm and the Corno del Renon/Rittner Horn ski resort.
Accommodations in Bolzano and surroundings
Frequently asked questions
- Lake Caldaro & surroundings
- Geoparc Bletterbach
- Rastenbachklamm gorge
- Renon’s earth pyramids
The most popular hiking destinations in the region Bolzano and surroundings are:
- Arcades of Bolzano
- Hocheppan Castle & Castel Boymont
- Ötzi Museum
- MMM Firmian
- Madonna di Pietralba Pilgrimage Site
Among the most popular attractions in the region Bolzano and surroundings there are:
- Geoparc Bletterbach
- Swimming in Lake Caldaro & Lake Monticolo
- Urlesteig in S. Martino/Reinswald
- Adventure Park Caldaro with high ropes course
The most popular summer activities with children in the region Bolzano and surroundings are:
The most popular winter activities with children in the region Bolzano and surroundings are:
- Innsbruck Airport (ca. 125 km)
- Verona Airport (ca. 150 km)
- Munich Airport (ca. 315 km)
There are the following airports near the region Bolzano and surroundings:
The most popular cities/places in the region Bolzano and surroundings are the following:
The highlights of the region Bolzano and surroundings include the old town of Bolzano, the Ötzi Museum, the Lake Caldaro, the Rastenbachklamm gorge, the Geoparc Bletterbach, the natural wonder of the Ice Holes and the many vines as a landmark of the region.
The following places are very popular for a vacation in the region Bolzano and surroundings:
- City walks
- Wine tastings
- Cultural activities
- Visiting the Christmas Markets
Whether a city walk or discovering the breathtaking mountains - in the holiday region Bolzano and surroundings you can do many things: