Impressions
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Piazza del Grano BolzanoÖtzi, the Iceman in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology Dolomites: the three peaks of LavaredoMessner Mountain Museum FirmianChristmas Market in Walther's squareLake of CaldaroDaily market in Piazza Erbe square Shopping in the city centreSciliar, sunsetWalter Von der Vogelweide SquareBolzano, city and Dolomites view TörggelenWalther's squareDolomites: Catinaccio, Marmolada and Pala group
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Piazza del Grano Bolzano
WHERE NORTH MEETS SOUTH
The South Tyrolean main town Bolzano/Bozen is a true melting pot of cultures. For centuries, merchants and artists on their way between Italy and the North came through Bolzano on the old Roman trade route. The brisk cross-border trade has strongly influenced life and culture in Bolzano, and led to the culturally open attitude of its citizens. Today Bolzano, whose official and commonly-spoken languages are German and Italian, is a modern European city which attracts business people and tourists from all over the world. What makes Bolzano even more attractive is its high quality of life, its visible proximity to the magnificent Dolomites, and its central position in the heart of Europe.
BOZEN / BOLZANO - GATEWAY TO THE DOLOMITES   |  >> more…
THE DOLOMITES: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE – NATURAL SITE   |  >> more…



"The most beautiful natural architecture in the world“, is how architect Le Corbusier described the Dolomites.

The mountain range evolved millions of years ago from petrified coral reefs, and is noted for its brightly-coloured Dolomite Rock with its particularly incandescent shade of pink. The Dolomites also represent the ancient reign of the mythological Dwarf King Laurin and his "Rose Garden", since the evening sunset bathes the pale mountains in a unique rose-tinted glow.
Since June 2009 the Dolomites have been ranked as a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site, and therefore belong among the most highly regarded and most precious landscapes in the world. Being a popular area for hikers, bikers and mountaineers in summertime, the mighty Dolomites turn into a skier’s paradise during the winter months.

Trekking paradise South Tyrol

UNESCO Web page Dolomites 
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SKIING
 
Val Gardena is a ski area offering 175 km runs, 115 km cross-country skiing tracks and 83 ski lifts providing transport at high altitudes. It is part of the “Dolomiti Super Ski”, the biggest “ski adventure” in the Alps valid for more than 450 lifts and over 1,200 km of ski runs.
www.val-gardena.com
 
The Obereggen ski centre is also part of the “Dolomiti Super Ski”. Here the skipass to the wonderful mountain world is combined with a great night life. The centre is located at between 1,550 and 2,500 m altitude and offers over 18 modern skilift facilities. Ski runs, suitable both for advanced skiers and those who prefer easier descents.
www.obereggen.com
 
The Corno del Renon (Ortler Skiarena) resort entices families with a modern cable car, 2 skilifts, 35 km of cross-country tracks and 2 natural sledging tracks.  A ski school and a new skiing “nursery” for the little ones.
www.ortlerskiarena.com
 
The Alpi di Siusi, the largest mountainslopes in Europe, is not only attractive for its unique landscape: 60 km of cross-country tracks, 30 km winter hiking trails, 7 sledging tracks and winter paths for romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides. Snowboard enthusiasts can enjoy one of the five most beautiful snowparks in Europe: the snowpark of King Laurin.
www.dolomitisuperski.com
 
 
SLEDGLING
 
Comprensorio Corno del Renon / Renon sopra Bolzano
It is not too steep and therefore ideal for children.
www.ortlerskiarena.com
 
Reinswald in Val Sarentino ski centre
The 4.5 km sled runs invite children and adults alike to dive on the fresh snow powder.
www.reinswald.com
 
Obereggen Centre/ Val d’Ega dolomites
At Obereggen having fun on the sledge is guaranteed day and night. The family-friendly sled run is about 2.5 km long. It is open at night from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).
www.obereggen.com
 
 
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
 
Alpe di Siusi
The Alpe di Siusi is part of the Dolomiti NordicSki Centre, the largest in Europe, with 1,300 km cross-country skiing tracks, of which 60 km extend right over the Alpe di Siusi.
www.dolomitisuperski.com
 
Ski Resort Lavaze Jochgrimm
The 80 km well beaten cross-country skiing track offers plenty of different routes and is suitable for both experienced skiers and novices. The panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the sun shining till late in the day, make these tracks unique as well as the main attraction of the centre.
www.centrofondolavaze.com
TÖRGGELEN IN SOUTH TYROL   |  >> more…
Autumn in South Tyrol wouldn’t be the same without Törggelen. Following an ancient tradition, from October to the end of November, locals meet at Buschenschanks, local family-owned restaurants, to taste the new wine and typical South Tyrolean dishes, such as barley soup, ‘schlutzkrapfen’, tasty pork loin, sweet krapfen and roasted chestnuts.

Our tip for a short hike

Head to the Gries Parish church by car or on foot, starting point for the Guncina walk, one of the most beautiful trails of the city. Follow the winding road upwards, cresting the sun kissed hills: a breathtaking view of Bolzano stretches out before you. The historic Föhrnerhof Buschenschank signals the end of the walk.

Time: c.a. 1 ½ hours.
SUMMER RETREAT NEAR TO BOLZANO   |  >> more…
Situated close to the city, the mountain spots of Renon, Colle and San Genesio are the traditional summer resorts of the citizens of Bolzano. They are popular destinations for excursions and hiking tours and provide excellent views of the Dolomite mountain range. Departing from the city, all three of these recreation areas can be reached by cable car or by car in a few minutes.

High Plateau of Renon

Colle rope cars

San Genesio

Trekking in South Tyrol
THE GARDENS OF TRAUTTMANSDORFF CASTLE   |  >> more…
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorf Castle in Merano
In the blooming Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle over eighty garden worlds with plants from every corner of the globe are nestled into a dramatic twelve-hectare amphitheatre.

www.trauttmansdorf.it
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Golfclub Petersberg
At a distance of approx. 25km from Bolzano lies the 18-hole-course of the Golfclub Petersberg on about 1250 mts of sea level. Parkhotel Laurin is a clubmember and guests have a reduction on the green-fees of 20 %. 
It’s possible also to buy the Golfcard of "Golf in South Tyrol" which is valid on all golf courses of South Tyrol.

Further details here.
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