South Tyrol’s most picture-perfect spots are all located in the surroundings of Hotel Alpenrose. And we are happy to share them with you: so you can post them on Instagram or save them to your photo album.
The photo spot par excellence and a stunning natural jewel: Lake Carezza/Karersee. In its crystal-clear, turquoise waters the peaks of Mt Latemar and Mt Catinaccio/Rosengarten are reflected, and dark forests line the shore. The lake itself is a protected natural area. Therefore, bathing is not allowed. A circular trail leads you around the shore in about 20 minutes.
Mt Catinaccio, Dolomites, Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Park
The imposing rock faces of Mt Catinaccio/Rosengarten rise vertically into the sky. In the evening, the mountain slopes glow in fiery red. According to legend, we owe this natural spectacle to dwarf King Laurin. Only a stone’s throw from Hotel Alpenrose: the lifts to the hiking and biking trails as well as ski slopes.
The Carezza Dolomites hiking and ski area connects the rock giants Mt Catinaccio/Rosengarten and Mt Latemar, and thus offers countless activity options (biking, hiking, climbing, skiing …) as well as wonderful views. During the colder months of the year, Carezza turns into an environmentally friendly ski area – thanks to countless eco-friendly measures.
Ski Center Latemar
In winter, the biggest ski area in Obereggen has plenty to offer: night skiing, an Alpine Coaster, art sculptures – and, of course, perfect slopes, cosy huts, and state-of-the-art lifts. Summer doesn’t get boring either thanks to geotrekking, special themed trails for children … The list goes on.
Carezza Golf Club
A dream come true for golf fans: Carezza Golf Club “The Mountain Beast” with 9-hole course at 1,680 metres above sea level. There are small hills and a total of 400 metres in altitude to overcome – a great challenge! Best of all? The golf course borders on Hotel Alpenrose.
Petersberg Golf Club
The 18-hole Petersberg Golf Club is set against the backdrop of the Mendel Mountains. The course is especially interesting for beginners: Numerous lessons are held at the on-site practice area – to further improve your skills, e.g. thanks to swing analysis with video, Explanar system, and more.
Karneid Castle at the entrance of Val d’Ega/Eggental
Karneid Castle, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved castles in South Tyrol, towers imposingly above the Val d’Ega/Eggental Gorge. The courtyard with its fountain, staircase, and two-storey loggia is particularly picturesque. Visits are possible within a guided tour from May to October (on Fridays).
“Max Valier” astronomical observatory and “Peter Anich” sun observatory
A visit to Gummer promises interesting insights into astronomy. Admire the starry night sky and the sun! The observatories can be visited as part of a guided tour, but only in good weather: There are no tours in case of snow or rain.
South Tyrol Museum of Nature
Touching is allowed and encouraged! The Museum of Nature in Bolzano offers interactive tours through South Tyrol’s geology and habitats – and includes coral reefs and a nautilus aquarium. Changing special exhibitions complement the permanent exhibition. The museum’s website provides interesting insights as well.
South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology
Perhaps the most famous South Tyrolean rests here: Ötzi, the Iceman. Three floors are dedicated to this extraordinary find: Marvel at the mummy from the Copper Age and its belongings, such as clothes, equipment, and more. A real must on holiday in South Tyrol!
Museion – Museum of modern and contemporary art
A futuristic building in the heart of Bolzano’s historic old town is where you’ll find Museion. The museum is home to modern and contemporary art and delights with countless special exhibitions.
MMM Firmian – Sigmundskron Castle
High above Bolzano lies the historic complex of Sigmundskron Castle. It houses the headquarters of MMM, the museum project of South Tyrolean mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner. The exhibition and world of experience focuses on the theme of mountains and people. A restaurant offers premium cuisine.
Medieval Roncolo/Runkelstein castle impresses with its unique frescoes as well as its majestic and strategic location at the entrance to Val Sarentino/Sarntal near Bolzano. The website is definitely worth seeing – but a visit to the castle is even more exciting.
Bee Museum in Ritten
The place where everything revolves around busy bees: Visit one of the oldest farms in Ritten and learn more about their beekeeping and honey production. Follow the educational trail through nature and playfully gain insights into the bees’ world.
Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
A flowering paradise above Meran: 80 different garden landscapes with plants from all over the world create a truly unique mix of botanical garden, green lung, and world of adventure. Amidst the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle: Touriseum, a charming museum devoted to the history of tourism in South Tyrol.
In Völs at the foot of Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm lies this well-preserved medieval castle with its magnificent chambers, knights’ hall, and weapons collection. It is still inhabited by a local family that takes care of the preservation of the building. Visit it during a guided tour – or choose it as your wedding venue on Saturdays.
Augustiner Chorherrenstift Kloster Neustift bei Brixen
Neustift abbey of the Augustinian canons is one of the most important monasteries in Tyrol. It was founded back in 1142 by the then Bishop of Brixen and was independent from the get-go. Today, monks still live in the monastery, which houses, among other things, the famous baroque collegiate church, an educational house, a monastery school with boarding school, and a winery, which is famous far beyond the borders of South Tyrol.