South Tyrol keeps its promise of pleasant holidays full of adventure, in an unspoiled natural setting. In the summer, you can take walks
, practice Nordic Walking
and ride your bicycle
. In the autumn, you can take part in a "Törggelen" party and enjoy the beautiful sights of this season. In the winter, you can ski, enjoy cross-country skiing and go on excursions. The History of South Tyrol
Up until World War I, South Tyrol was part of the Hapsburg kingdom. In the peace treaty of 1919, the region was annexed by Italy, the winning country, and Italianized. After a number of difficult years that saw contrasts among the various linguistic groups, today almost 500,000 people - comprising speakers of German, Italian and Ladin - live together peacefully in this region. Trentino-South Tyrol is one of the five autonomous regions in the Italian political system and is thus a model that inspires minorities around the world. Pope Benedict XVI in South Tyrol
Pope Benedict XVI is very fond of South Tyrol, where he has spent his summer holidays a number of times since the 1960s (the last time was in 2008). His relationship with this region, which extends from Brenner all the way to Salorno, dates back to his childhood. In fact, his mother was a native of Rio Pusteria, at the entrance to the valley of the same name. But the Peintner family moved to Bavaria after his mother was born in 1884. South Tyrol - Variety that will win you over
South Tyrol, a land of contrasts, is considered to be the perfect combination of Alpine natural beauty and Mediterranean character, of reliability and spontaneity, of Nature and culture.
South Tyrol is the home of variety, with steep slopes, snow-capped peaks, vibrant centers of living, small dreamlike towns, imposing forts, fairy tale-like castles, good wine, tasty speck, crunchy rye bread, fragrant chestnuts and much, much more! South Tyrol – The password is: movement
South Tyrol is the ideal place for dynamic vacationers who enjoy hikes
, mountaineering on the Dolomites, comfortable bike rides down forest trails, cycling itineraries
to mountain peaks,downhill skiing
along snow-covered slopes, walks with snowshoes
, cross-country skiing
, rafting and much more! South Tyrol – Where families rule
Playing Dames and Knights, getting to know Ötzi the Iceman and his world, enjoying acrobatics among the trees and crossing a real canyon…you're never ever bored in South Tyrol. There's something for every taste - for the fearless, the playful, the curious and the dreamers - so you can choose a vacation that's made-to-order for you and your family! South Tyrol – Land of pleasures
The symbiotic relationship between the Germanic and Mediterranean cultures in South Tyrol is especially clear in the kitchen, as the menus list dishes from the rural tradition in South Tyrol together with specialties of Mediterranean cuisine. Products that are typical of South Tyrol include apples, grapes, chestnuts, rye bread, speck, honey, grappa and much more. Come pay us a visit at the Hotel Wiesnerhof in Vipiteno! Vipiteno TourCard and South Tyrol Mobilcard
With the Vipiteno TourCard, you can use the Monte Cavallo cableway and public transit systems in the surrounding areas, visit numerous museums and tourist attractions, and take advantage of 6 sports and recreational facilities in the area.
With the South Tyrol Mobilcard, you can use any form of public transit to discover South Tyrol. The most beautiful destinations in South Tyrol
For those who come to South Tyrol not only to admire the beauty of its panoramas, but also to get to know its culture and its people first-hand, Culturonda® offers an overview of the most important and most interesting cultural attractions in the region: Novacella Abbey, the Alpine farmsteads, the Provincial Museum of Mining in Ridanna, the Museum of Ötzi in Bolzano, Castel Trauttmansdorff in Merano, and great occasions for enjoying food and wine… For further information on South Tyrol Book
your vacation in South Tyrol at the Hotel Wiesnerhof in Prati di Vizze, near Vipiteno!