Leave everyday life behind – ready for a pleasant summer!

Enjoy life in South Tyrolean Überetsch and Unterland.
Take a boat and paddle around the lake, bike through the vineyards, go for a hike in the mountains, enjoy medieval games at a castle, improve your golfing skills or your tennis service – what else would you like to do?! One thing is for sure, you are not going to be bored in sunny southern South Tyrol. Excitement and variety are guaranteed. And if you are looking for a quiet place after a great day, you can get a well-deserved rest in your holiday apartment in Tramin, Kaltern, or Eppan.


Always ready to surprise you.
Have you ever heard about Bethlehem? Of course, about the one in the Middle East. But do you know the one in South Tyrolean Tramin? The historical town centre of Tramin was named after the Palestinian city of Bethlehem because 150 years ago, travelling people passed through the town and apparently a child was born in a stable. As you can see, Tramin is full of surprises! That should be reason enough to pay the picturesque town a visit. It is a good starting point for exciting hiking and cycling tours, for example to the local mountain Roen, and a lot of interesting events take place in Tramin, too. And you definitely need to try a good glass of the delicious local wine called Gewürztraminer.

When you want to go cycling.

On your bikes and ready, set, go
Tramin is situated in a perfect position if you want to travel by bike. You can get on your bike and start pedalling directly in front of your holiday accommodation. Cycling up the road to the Mendel Pass is particularly nice on a road bike. On your mountain bike, you can explore mount Roen, while the easy tour around Mitterberg is suitable for almost every type of bike.

What is happening in town?

You will be amazed!
Tramin is a true South Tyrolean wine-growing village – but there is much more! The local people are very tradition-conscious and practise their customs with heart and soul. That becomes obvious when visiting the “Hoamet Museum”. Or when watching the famous carnival parade. You definitely should not miss that! Another reason to spend a holiday full of delicious food in Tramin is the many rustic restaurants you can find here!

An ode to Gewürztraminer, the local wine

For winey hours
South Tyrolean wines are known far beyond the local borders – and every wine lover should know the Gewürztraminer. It is produced in Tramin and the many wineries offer its fans the possibility to try the fine wine during an entertaining tasting in the rustic cellars. Before, during, or after the tasting, you should go for a walk in the vineyards. There you can see where your favourite wine comes from!


A part of wine paradise
Kaltern, a town famous in the first place for its wine, is located around 15 kilometres from Bozen. But the charming town isn’t internationally known only because of its wine. Here you can also find Lake Caldaro, the warmest lake in the Alps, where it is possible to go sailing, swimming, or tanning. Because of the mild, Mediterranean climate, the fertile soils, and the protection against cold temperatures thanks to the Alps, delicious red and white wines, which make wine lovers and connoisseurs very happy, grow here. But wine isn’t everything Kaltern has to offer and therefore we will tell you about a lot of activities and attractions that make a visit to Kaltern worthwhile!

Summer, beach & lake

Lake Caldaro is waiting for you!
Water and sun lovers, this is the right place for you! With a water temperature of up to 28 degrees Celsius, Lake Caldaro is the warmest lake in the Alps and relaxing at its shore gives you the perfect holiday feeling. Rent a pedal boat, go surfing in the mild south wind, swim a few lengths, or lie in the sun at the pier – just enjoy life! By the way: all around the lake, there are multiple public accesses with big sunbathing areas and playgrounds for children.

The impressive Mendel funicular

A spectacular experience.
When it was opened in 1903, it was the longest and steepest funicular in Europe: the Mendel funicular. It takes you to the Medel at 1,363 metres above sea level, which was a healing spa town already in the 19th century. Even Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Mahatma Gandhi spent time here. But even today, the Mendel funicular with its inclination of 64 % is one of the steepest funiculars in Europe. You should not miss the experience of a ride with it. You can look forward to breath-taking views!

Stunning natural monument

Go for a hike through the gorge Rastenbachklamm!
Nature lovers, listen up! When spending your holiday in Kaltern and its surroundings, you should definitely go for a hike through the Rastenbach Gorge. It runs between Altenburg and Lake Caldaro and is a beautiful hiking and nature experience. The hike takes you over rustic wooden bridges, across deciduous forests with ivy and moss, up steep steps, and along a roaring waterfall.

On medieval paths

A visit to Leuchtenburg castle
In South Tyrol, there are more than 800 castles and fortresses. The zone of Überetsch is even the area with the most castles in Europe. You can see a ruin above Lake Caldaro: it is called Leuchtenburg and was built around the year 1200. The ruin, which is uninhabited since the beginning of the 17th century, can be reached during a beautiful hike that takes you there from Klughammer, a part of the municipality of Kaltern, in about an hour.

On 2 feet & 2 tires

Biking and hiking through Kaltern.
Those who come to Kaltern by bike – no matter if by road bike, MTB or e-bike – have plenty of possibilities. Many beautiful routes lead to breath-taking viewpoints. But it is also beautiful to explore the area by foot: along the lake shore, through green meadows and idyllic vineyards, up in airy heights, to historic castles and ruins. Almost no area is such a varied hiking paradise as Kaltern.

Home of fine wines

Wine – Kaltern’s lifeblood
Kaltern probably is the best-known town in South Tyrol when it comes to wine. For a good reason. Located directly at the South Tyrolean wine street, for generations delicious red and white wines – which are among the best in Italy – have been cultivated here on sunny hills. In Kaltern, you will find the delicious liquid in different occasions, for example in one of the wineries or at different events with a focus on wine.


A town to fall in love with!
A big town with 9 municipality districts, vineyards as far as the eye can see, orchards, many castles and ruins, picturesque alleys, and impressive cultural treasures: Eppan has so much to offer, that one holiday alone almost is not enough to see and experience everything. You can decide already before your arrival what kind of holiday you would like to have. Do you want to experience a lot of nature, go hiking, cycling, swimming, and golfing? Or would you like to find out more about the history and the almost 200 castles in Eppan? Experience culture and visit museums? Or go shopping in the near cities of Bozen and Meran? A good mix of everything? Plan your holiday just the way you want – the right accommodation is already waiting for you!

Enjoy swimming & nature

Explore the lakes in Montiggl and their surroundings.
The two homonymous lakes are situated hidden in the woods of Montiggl. Here, in the middle of the nature reserve, you can go swimming in the bigger or in the smaller lake, but also go for a walk around the lakes or cycle around them. Thanks to their excellent water quality, the two lakes in Montiggl are among the most popular lakes for swimming in South Tyrol. While next to the big lake, there is also an outdoor swimming pool with the longest waterslide in South Tyrol, the small lake is quieter and cosier.

Hiking from castle to castle

Explore medieval South Tyrol
In the surroundings of Eppan, there are around 200 castles and ruins that can be explored during beautiful hikes. They tell South Tyrol’s eventful story and make the area the one with the most castles in Europe. Some of these historic buildings were turned into hotels, restaurants, museums, or collections and invite you to an amazing journey through the history of our country.

Golfing with a view

Playing some golf in Eppan
On 10.000 m², the golf club “The blue Monster” in Eppan offers perfect conditions for great golf lessons. What makes the 9-hole-course unique are the many water areas, which are a challenge for all golfers, but also a scenic and ecologic upgrade. On the other hand, the golf course “Freudenstein”, which is situated on a hill above Eppan, offers great training possibilities for beginners and experts.

Reinhold Messner & the mountains

Sigmundskron Castle – the museum of an extreme mountaineer
The mountaineer Reinhold Messner created six museums all around South Tyrol, which are dedicated to mountains and culture. The Messner Mountain Museums are a meeting point with mountains, humanity, and yourself. The centrepiece is the museum at Sigmundskron castle. Here, the focus is on mountains in arts and on the history of mountaineering.


Have you ever been to Bozen or Meran?
Eppan is situated right next to Bozen and not far away from Meran. Both are a true shopping-Eldorado. Under the arcades, you can find upscale boutiques next to bookstores, jewellers, and delis. Who is interested in culture, can visit one of the many museums, churches and art galleries. And once in a while, you should have a coffee or an aperitivo end enjoy the Italian lifestyle!