Cultural tips and places of interest
Culture – a holiday for the spirit! South Tyrol has further developed into one of the most coveted holiday destinations in Europe. It has charm and is both stunning and peaceful. With its cultural cities, numerous museums and medieval castles. Culture lovers will find charming sights throughout South Tyrol.
In 1991, in Similaun in the Ötztal Alps, the approximately 5000-year-old Ötzi glacier mummy was released from the age-old ice.
Not only the name of Runkelstein Castle sounds as if derived from an old fairy tale. This medieval fortress from the 13th century towers majestically above Bolzano.
Messner Mountain Museum
A few years ago, the extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner began to put his museum project into practice.
The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
The Gardens of Trautmannsdorf Castle near Meran are numbered among Europe’s most beautiful gardens.
The Katzenzungen Castle
In the medieval village of Prissian near Meran lies the Katzenzungen Castle, first recorded in 1244. It is apparently home to Europe’s oldest grapevine.
A bicycle tour along the South Tyrolean Wine Road is always worthwhile. Here there are to be found some of the country’s best wineries, with numerous sightseeing and tasting opportunities.
Those who wish to look beyond the regional borders will find in our southern neighbouring province much to discover, from the Dolomites to Lake Garda, and especially in terms of culture.
Caldaro Lake and the Montiggler Lakes
Locals and visitors alike appreciate Caldaro Lake and the nearby situated Montiggler lakes.