The blog site about South Tyrol. You will read stories of places, landscapes, people, customs and cooking - real stories written by life.
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 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:
Mountains you can touch – a holiday at Guesthouse Prader
In the idyllic mountain hamlet of San Leonardo, high above the city of Bressanone/Brixen, there is a lovely little house at the forest’s edge. Guesthouse Prader is the perfect starting point for discovering the mountain realm of South Tyrol! Experiencing the beauty of nature, hiking, enjoying the warmth of the sun while stretched out on a blooming ...
Of forests, sheep and avalanches
An early summer walk to the Geisler peaks It takes a while to get to the end of the Villnöss Valley - but it is most certainly worth it! With not much traffic, but plenty of nature, it is a paradise for hikers and mountain lovers. My personal guide for the day, Peter Schatzer, owner of the Apartments Schatzer , greets me with a broad grin and ...
Bike, bike, baby!
Cycling through South Tyrol
A holiday on two wheels is simply the best! Swiftly cycling through the apple orchards and vineyards, past idyllic villages, along the river. Enjoying a fresh “gelato”, an “aperitivo” in South Tyrol’s charismatic cities, pausing in the very middle of nature for a closer look at its beauties. And returning home in the evening, to the private host – ...
Bring your family to the family
5 reasons for a family holiday at the small places A relaxed holiday with your bunch of rascals is just what you’re looking for? In a place with lots of colourful nature right outside the door, where you can go hiking and biking, with delicious Italian food at dinner and where you’re right in the middle of happenings, of people, of the locals, so ...