Deeply rooted, centuries-old tradition
South Tyrol – the place is steeped in (his)stories up and down the land!
They may be found in the language, architecture and cuisine. In the landscape and in artisanal crafts. Some customs in South Tyrol are still practised today just as they were 100 years ago. Some have faded over the course of time, but their traces are still visible. Jolly street festivals, a variety of events focussing on wine, top-class music weeks and dance festivals, rustic farmers' markets and village fetes are traditional in South Tyrol and provide entertainment, adventure and education each year again and again! In this category, you can read about what makes South Tyrol's culture so unique and interesting.
When the mountain croons – Schlager songs in the snow
I have to make one thing clear from the outset: I don’t actually like Schlager songs. OK, if they play one or two at a party, I might sway along or sing with the chorus, just for fun with everyone else, as the songs are mostly sung in a very good ...
Cultural stronghold South Tyrol
The small country of South Tyrol boasts an impressive number of 800 fortresses and castles: an excellent motivation for having a closer look at the witnesses of long gone times. The museums inside, the splendid gardens outside and the hikes around ...
A short break at the Kronplatz
A wonderful winter weekend at the Haus Hedonè
If you are looking both for quiet and adventure in a winter holiday, and if you’d like to combine relaxation with action, the Haus Hedonè in Reischach is your perfect match: located directly at the foot of the Kronplatz skiing area and in the very ...
A trip with the kids through the “ski country” of South Tyrol - südtirol-privat blogger Sabine tells you everything you need to know about the region’s family-friendly ski areas! Skiing with the kids Visitors - and in particular families - ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Mountains of family fun. Literally!
A family holiday in South Tyrol
Up to the Vigiljoch mountain with the cable car and even further up with the chairlift: after a family-friendly hike you’ll reach the Gampl Alm hut, where there is plenty of adventure and culinary bliss waiting for you! South Tyrol is simply perfect ...
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 ...
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 ...