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südtirol privat – these are local places offering bed & breakfast; houses with not more than 5 apartments or 8 rooms, where you can have an authentic holiday with a friendly welcome by your hosts and breakfast served with a smile. In this blog we tell their stories. The taste of South Tyrol South Tyrol active The culture of South Tyrol Bed&Breakfast in South Tyrol An autumn holiday in Dorf Tirol
“Törggelen” at the Haus Ortswies 37
Autumn features the culinary tradition of “Törggelen” in South Tyrol. And that means: it’s time for roasted chestnuts! At the Haus Ortswies 37 in Dorf Tirol this is done the traditional way: chestnuts are collected in the woods, roasted over an open fire, shaken in the “Keschtnriggl”, a braided basket used to shake the hot chestnuts to separate ...
Eden? Correct! A winter paradise in Toblach
The Oberhammer family’s top tips for winter
Looking up at the summits from the deepest Puster Valley reveals a glittering winter wonderland! Lovers of peace and quiet and winter sports fans alike will find what they are looking for in the snowy-white world here; while true enthusiasts will have been ski mountaineering since the early morning. Ready! So where to? We have brought us the best ...
A holiday with your dog in South Tyrol
All that you need to know – explained by our pro!
What are the requirements for holidaymakers wishing to bring along their dog to South Tyrol? Is it necessary to bring a muzzle? Which vaccinations are compulsory? What should you always carry with you when you’re going hiking with your dog? Our pro has all the info for you. And with our pet specialists you’ll be in the best of hands!
Towns of true character
Mountains, orchards, vineyards: when we think of South Tyrol, these are probably the first images that spring to mind. But why should this be? In these eight towns and cities of South Tyrol can be sensed the Italian flavour that cannot be found in the more rural areas. This is where the best of two cultures comes together: the “vita italiana” and ...
Of strong women, cold feet and warm hearts
A visit to Haus Pichler in Welschnofen
I’m sitting across Rosa and Ulrike in their cosy snug, calmly stirring my afternoon coffee. A little chat is simply part of the fun when I’m on holiday. My gaze wanders out of the window from time to time. While the lovely view of the Latemar hasn’t changed at all, much has happened in the course of the years here at Haus Pichler, as the two ...
Pets very welcome
Selfmade, handmade – heartmade
A holiday without our dog Stella? For me and my family this is something simply unimaginable. For people like us who would never dream of leaving home without their four-legged friends, Silke and Werner at the Haus Sonngarten in Villnöss are the perfect hosts: they are open to the outside world while passionate about the little things – real ...
Of adventures and wild men
A tour through the wilds of Eppan
The weather for our last-but-one day in Eppan was clear - as clear as the fact that we both would be out and about. My husband had decided for a challenging bike tour of the Mendel and Gampen passes - and I had no wish to stand in his way, as I had my own plans for this late summer’s day ! We’ll take both! So, after having had breakfast together ...
A city holiday in South Tyrol
Get to know the country, its people and culture
South Tyrol’s orchards and vineyards, its Alpine meadows, forests and rocky peaks wait to be explored … and so do the cities of this beautiful little country. There are eight of them, one in each holiday area – and the Eisack valley even boasts three of them! The majestic flair of the spa town of Meran, the ancient town walls of medieval Glurns or ...
A hiking adventure in the Dolomites
The sun shines brightly in the deep blue sky, birds are singing, the Alpine herbs and flowers dance merrily in the summer breeze – that’s what a fabulous hiking day in the Dolomites looks like. Sometimes however, a wonderful hiking tour turns into a wonderfully adventurous one. When an unpredictable thunderstorm gathers on the horizon, for ...
Mountain freshness times two: hiking in the Ulten valley
Hiking is most definitely the favourite activity of all South Tyroleans and vacationers in South Tyrol. And swimming is obviously the must-do of summer! So why not combine them? We set out on a tour to the Ulten valley: to the “Weißbrunn”, “Grünsee”, “Langsee” and “Fischersee” mountain lakes. A wonder-wanderful hike including some fresh mountain ...
It’s party time!
The ultimate top events in South Tyrol
Obviously, going for a holiday in South Tyrol means mountains, nature, exercise and relaxation! Our little province provides plenty of that. But, let's be honest, holidays should involve a little partying, too! South Tyrol's top events – along with its traditional village festivals – are perfect for doing this. The (inter)national fetes and ...
Sellaronda Bike Day 2018
Each year the Sellaronda Bike Day draws thousands of cyclists to circumnavigate the Sella Massif in the Dolomites. The day involves 58 kilometres of riding and over 1,630 metres of ascent, not to mention several Dolomite passes - and any number of emotions. We were there! One fantastic day for mountain bikers – one video: