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Great expectations: a holiday in South Tyrol

A holiday in South Tyrol means exciting mountain tours in summer and plenty of fun on the snowy slopes in winter. Get ready for a great array of cultural highlights and worthwhile sights. But before all, a holiday in South Tyrol means to experience and to enjoy, while taking in the spectacular and pristine alpine nature.


A holiday in South Tyrol: what an experience!

Holidays in South Tyrol are very popular. Not without reason. South Tyrol offers a world of possibility with its great outdoors.

In summer, the mountains attract mountaineers from every corner of the world. There are about 350 summits scratching heights as 3,000 m or higher waiting to be discovered. Take in the fresh mountain air, the breathtaking beauty of the pristine nature and give yourself over to a feeling of utter freedom! Once you have reached the very top, seize your reward: a breathtaking view, one of the absolute highlights during your holiday in South Tyrol. During your hiking holiday in South Tyrol, do not miss to stop at one of the mountain huts on the way and taste the local delicacies. Gassenhof is a hiking hotel which means that we will certainly help you plan your tours, offering valuable tips and advice for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol.

Hiking, however, is not the only sport available, when on holidays in South Tyrol. What about mountain biking? The alpine region is made for this fun sport. Follow one of the well-marked bike tours in the valley or hit the pedal and bike high up to the mountain tops. And this is not all. No matter if you fancy paragliding, rafting, horse-back riding or Nordic Walking, South Tyrol simply has it all.

In winter, South Tyrol transforms into a white winter wonderland. The snowy mountain tops tower high into the clear-blue sky and the ski resorts become the playground for skiers, snowboarders and freestylers. A ski holiday in South Tyrol offers something for beginners and pros, striking with countless possibilities to pursue their passion during their holidays with us. The perfectly groomed slopes of the South Tyrolean ski resorts are a dream-come-true for every skier. But find out for yourself!

Beside skiing and snowboarding, a winter holiday in South Tyrol is also about sledging, ice skating, cross-country skiing and many other activities. The region surrounding our hotel in Val Ridanna/Ridnauntal is breathtakingly beautiful in winter. Then the Wipptal Valley transforms into a winter wonder land.

Culture break in South Tyrol

South Tyrol is a land of many facets, combining Italian flair in its capital and South Tyrolean tradition in the mountain villages, Mediterranean climate in the South and alpine scenery in the North.

And there is a lot to visit: South Tyrol offers a total of 800 castles, some of which are located in Wipptal. The most popular castles of the region are the Tyrol Castle near Merano, the Flavon/Haselburg Castle in Bolzano/Bozen, the Juval Castle in Val Senales/Schnalstal or the Churburg Castle near Sluderno/Schluderns.

Beside the 800 castles, there are over 100 museums awaiting you in South Tyrol, with a variety of interesting exhibitions. For instance, there is the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology. Here you can visit the Ice Man Ötzi. Also the Messner Mountain Museums are worth a visit. There are five of them in South Tyrol, spread all over the region, offering insight into the world of the mountains, its people and much more.  

Contact us for more information about worthwhile sights or tips for your excursions. We are happy to help!

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