Active holiday, Törggelen, castles, Dolomites, Meran, Bozen, children

Kaltern / Caldaro, an El Dorado for your vacation in South Tyrol

Kaltern / Caldaro offers a lot of options when it comes to experiencing the many aspects of an exciting vacation in South Tyrol. You can come in the springtime, summer, or autumn – In Kaltern / Caldaro, situated along the famed “Wine Route,” every season is the right time of year. You’ll find a lot of informal farmer’s “Buschenschänke” (country inns) where you can stop in for a refreshment; plenty of stores and shops; medieval fortresses and castles to view. The whole year through, Kaltern / Caldaro is also home to many events centering on the topics of wine and gourmet dining. Guests love the many different sides of our resort town – whether it be for a last-minute vacation, family holiday, active and sports-oriented vacation, or even if you’d just like to go on a “Törggele” (improvised tour of different informal inns to sample local delicacies and “New Wine”) with friends: Yes, there’s always something interesting going on in Kaltern / Caldaro!

Kaltern / Caldaro – The ideal starting-point for your active, sports-oriented vacation in South Tyrol

Hiking, biking, climbing, golfing, horseback riding – Kaltern / Caldaro is the ideal base for your active, sports-oriented vacation. In fact, many hiking trails begin right at the doorstep of your vacation apartment. And if you’re into mountainbiking, then you’re in for a real treat: Just “saddle up” and begin exploring the greatest and usually well-posted bike tours in the Überetsch / Oltradige Valley all the way up to the Mendel Pass. For climbers, there are exciting climbing staircases and a zipline facility at the nearby Fennberg and in Truden / Trodena. In Bozen / Bolzano, there’s the Salewa Cube (an indoor climbing facility). And hardly 30 km away, you’ll find the most-beautiful climbing tours of the Dolomites – e.g., at the Rose Garden.

Törggelen – An annual highlight in the autumn

“Törggelen:” A quaint custom and a splendid reason to decide upon a last-minute vacation in South Tyrol every autumn. It’s a time when young and old come together to celebrate yet another successful harvest. A time to enjoy the “New Wine” and sample Tyrolean cuisine. In Kaltern / Caldaro, there are many informal inns at the farmsteads where you can stop by and indulge in “Törggelen.” The season lasts until late-November. We’d be delighted to inform you about how you can make advance reservations.

The Überetsch / Oltradige area – Culture everywhere you look

The Überetsch / Oltradige, and especially the vacation resorts of Kaltern / Caldaro and Eppan / Appiano, are famed for the multitude of manorial estates, medieval fortresses, and castles. In fact, most are accessible to the public, so why not attend a guided tour? Even Castle Sigmundskron / Firmiano – operated by no other than the extreme mountain-climber Reinhold Messner – is open to the public. And with a little luck, you might even run into the lord of the castle, himself.

Bozen / Bolzano, Meran / Merano, the Dolomites, and Lake Garda

There are countless sights to see in the immediate vicinity of Kaltern / Caldaro. Bozen / Bolzano, the provincial capital with its medieval arcades, is a splendid destination for a shopping spree. Meran / Merano, the health resort with its rich imperial past, is a fascinating place and is well worth a day-trip. As are the world-famous mountains of the Dolomites (declared a World Nature Heritage Site by UNESCO), where both hikers and mountain-climbers will find a wealth of exciting challenges. And if you’d rather take it easy, why not go on an outing to Lake Garda, which is only an hour away by car? Just ask us about great outing destinations in the nearby area – we can provide you with the best advice for every season – things you won’t find in any printed guide.

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