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Summer in the alpes - South Tyrol

Castelrotto at the foot of the Seiser Alm

Summer in Castelrotto: Blossoming meadows, fluffy clouds in the light blue sky, endless sun, the sweet scent of hay and pine trees. A season to enjoy with all your senses. A time to head out into the great outdoors: Take a trip to the Alpe di Siusi, stop off at a mountain hut, listen to the cowbells, savour the homemade delicacies and revel in the sweeping views over the white limestone walls of the Dolomite mountains.

Take a hike through the Sciliar-Catinaccio/Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park, past weird and wonderful rock formations of immense geological interest, waterfalls, feast your eyes on the distant Alpine peaks, cross gullies and streams on via ferrata ascents, and sate your thirst and hunger in traditional mountain huts.

Tips for families
  • Radtouren im Schlerngebiet
  • Panorama auf der Seiser Alm
  • Wandern mit Familien
  • Seiser Alm mit Berg
  • Ritt auf dem Kofel in Kastelruth
  • Mountainbiken mit Partner oder Familie
  • Kinder auf dem Völser Weiher

Head out with the kids and explore the mystical spots around Kastelruth, the “witches’ benches” on the Bullaccia/Puflatsch, the remains of a ruined castle (“Castellum Ruptum”) on the Kofel hill, the Veduta del Re/Königswarte (“King’s Keep”)  in the Laranza forest, and the larch meadows on the Marinzen .

Nature and culture are very much intertwined in Castelrotto. Customs are still observed on a daily basis, and the local people have deep-reaching roots in their homeland and religious traditions. The Farming Museum at the Tschötscherhof in S. Osvaldo provides a fascinating insight into local traditions, while the School Museum in Tagusa/Tagusens is a wonderful place to delve into the history of education in the local area, or listen to the brass band concerts in the evenings.

Summer in Castelrotto is also a promise of balmy summer evenings and local specialities, particularly at the dumpling and strudel festivals when the local restaurateurs serve up their most original recipes. Don’t forget to pencil in the farmers’ market in the village square, which is only held on Friday mornings. And if you would like to learn about how medicinal and aromatic herbs are cultivated, remember to book in for a sightseeing tour of the Pflegerhof in S. Vigilio.

Wandern im Schlerngebiet

Hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site

Castelrotto and the Seiser Alm are a paradise for hikers: 450 kilometres of hiking trails lead to vantage points, legendary villages, alpine pastures, huts and Schwaigen. Families as well as leisurely hikers and summit climbers will find their favourite tour.

For your holiday in Castelrotto we recommend hiking tours on the alpine pastures, village walks and excursions to St. Michael, Tagusens and St. Valentin.

Wandertipps ›

Marinzenalm

With the chairlift Marinzen, located in the immediate vicinity of the village centre of Castelrotto, you can reach the Marinzenalm in a few minutes. From there you can undertake a number of beautiful hikes (e.g. to the Puflatsch or to the Alpe di Siusi). For those who would like to stay on Marinzen, the Marinzen hut with its beautiful sun terrace and the Schafstallhut (approx. 15 minutes walk) are at your disposal.

Marinzen also has a petting zoo for the little ones, a children’s playground and a fishpond for fishing (day tickets and rental fishing can be obtained at the Marinzen hut). Children up to 10 years of age travel free of charge when accompanied by their parents.

Radtouren im Schlerngebiet

Mountainbiken

Castelrotto and the Seiser Alm holiday region offer 22 biking routes and 16 variants for all levels of fitness: whether short tour, day tour or multi-day tour: the experience is convincing!
to the bike routes  ›

Jogging

Jogger’s Meeting point holdiay region Seiser Alm: due to the altitude and the 20 signposted routes, the Alm is a training camp for international running stars. Normalo men and women will also find ideal routes for running here.
Running Park Seiser Alm ›

Golfplatz in der Gemeinde Kastelruth

Golf

Golf in the middle of the Dolomites… on the 18-hole golf course “St. Vigil – Seis”. The course is playable from March to November.
to the golf court St.Vigil – Seis ›

Völser Weiher mit Schlern

Swimming & Riding

Relaxation and bathing fun guaranteed in the Telfen swimming pool or in the Völser Weiher. Horse canter… for young and old you will find at the Reiterhof Unterlanzin, Reitstall Trocker und Ponyhof Gstatsch.

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