South Tyrol – in private The Association of Private Hosts in South Tyrol gives holidaymakers the chance to discover the country in an authentic manner.
Right from within, in an informal atmosphere and traditional environment. These hosts' accommodation cannot be compared with hotels, as they are unrivalled in their originality. That's why this category is dedicated to them: read the profiles, interviews, reports about and with South Tyrol's private hosts!
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
The name says it all: Frei (free) – Berg (mountain) – Hof (farm)
A spring holiday in Lana Blooming apple orchards, a majestic peak and the peace of nature – that’s the backdrop for those holidaying at the Freiberghof. Easy walks, massages and the occasional plunge into the pool make it easy to achieve perfect relaxation here. And the holiday feeling is crowned by the evening bonfire in the garden! A private ...
The authentic Merano holiday
… in the villa district Obermais-Maia Alta What defines an authentic holiday in Merano? Well … first of all Merano as a backdrop is a clear must! The spa town in the valley with its splendid art nouveau houses. With the Passer Promenade and the Tappeiner Way, adorned with beautiful flowers and plants of all sorts. With the historic arcades, ...
… on snowshoes across the Vigiljoch Simply walking ON the snow for once, instead of sinking into it. Trudging across wide meadows and fairytale forests, on winter’s snowy tracks. Up we go with the cable car to the Vigiljoch – where winter wanderers may roam freely and follow their snowshoes to wherever they are heading … If you would like to live ...
Sustained (and sustainably) green.
Naturally! At the Moar Lodge For several years now my husband and I have been spending a few days each February in South Tyrol. We call this our “battery-charging break”: peace at last! This year, instead of a hotel, we decided on the Moar Lodge in Burgstall , close by the spa town of Meran with its imperial connotations. Skiing, a spot of culture ...