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Mediterranean flair, pretty villages!

You will find pure paradise here: gentle hills and vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see, wonderful old houses with tiled roofs, fortresses and castles watching over the landscape. The Überetsch, as the area between the Etsch river and the steep Mendel mountain is called, is perhaps the most picturesque corner of South Tyrol. It is here that the nobility of 500 years ago had their houses built by architects from Venice and Tuscany, giving rise to the so‚ Überetsch style‘, with its influences from the Italian renaissance. But enough of architecture – there are also excellent walks here in the Etsch valley and wine drinkers will be in their element along the Wine Road

Experience pleasant afternoons by the lakes in Kaltern or Montiggl, sunny hours amongst the vines, walks through medieval village centres and down cool streets lined with porticoes.

Bozen holiday tips

Truden Naturparkhaus, Aldein Village Museum, Radein Geological Museum, Maria Weissenstein, Geological Museum, Schloss Maultasch, the Lauben/portici (arcades) of Neumarkt, Schloss Turmhof, the Shipping Museum in Leifers, the Museum of Farming „Hof am Orth“ (Kurtatsch), Kaltern Wine Museum, Hocheppan fortress, parish church of St. Pauls, Latschenkiefern-Kneipp-Bath (hot/cold foot bath) Sarntal Valley Leather Embroiderer’s, the Reinswald Mills and the Hand Looms

Recommended walks
Trudner Horn, Bletterbach ravine, Weiss and Schwarz Horn peaks, the Castelfeder, Montan-Glen-Neumarkt Way, Leuchtenburg fortress, the Eppan ‚ice holes‘, walk around the Montiggler lakes, earth pyramids on the Ritten, the Klobenstein Way – Oberbozen, Rittner Horn, Wolfsgruben lake, Durnholzer lake, the Stoanernen Mandlen, the Putzer Crucifix, the Auener Joch, the Weisshorn

Skiing areas
Obereggen – Ski Center Latemar, Jochgrimm, Meran 2000 – Falzeben, Rittner Horn, Reinswald - Sarntal

Cross-country skiing
the Pensertal run (24 km)

The south of South Tyrol at a glance