South Tyrol's regional capital of Bolzano is nestled within the incomparable South Tyrolean mountains, just at the point where the Isarco and Adige rivers meet in a basin at 265 m above sea level.

Welcome to Bolzano, the multi-faceted capital of South Tyrol!

Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, is located in the bottom of a valley, 265m above sea level, where the rivers Isarco and Adige meet in the heart of the fascinating South Tyrolean mountain scenery. Bolzano is the perfect holiday destination for your holiday in South Tyrol. Nowhere else you will find such a multi-faceted city, offering everything you need for your unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol: culture and tradition, history, art, adventure, relaxation, entertainment and culinary delights or numerous shopping possibilities and a diverse sports and leisure offer. The famous mountaineer Reinhold Messer once described Bolzano as a mountain, turning into a city. This is exactly how you will experience the city during your holiday in Bolzano: on the one hand, the city has a vibrant night life and offers a wide range of culture and leisure activities, on the other hand, Bolzano is the perfect starting point for exciting hiking tours in South Tyrol to the nearby high plateaus of Renon, Salto and Sciliar. Whatever activities you choose to participate in, you will most definitely be in good hands in the excellent hotels in Bolzano. Enjoy your stay in South Tyrol's capital, where your hosts will bid you a warm welcome!

Bolzano - experience the vibrant atmosphere of this cultural city in the heart of South Tyrol

Bolzano offers something to suit everyone, the young and old, during their holiday in South Tyrol. Nowhere will you find as many attractions as in South Tyrol's capital. Experience the vibrant atmosphere of the Old Town with its idyllic arcades and the elegant Piazza Walther with its cosy cafés in front of the Dome. Make your wildest shopping dreams come true in traditional costumes shops and sophisticated Italian boutiques or choose from numerous South Tyrolean specialties at the traditional fruit markets or in the nearby delicatessen. The Italian influence can be experienced in the numerous café-bars and wine shops. With its many churches, castles, museums, theatres and trade fairs, Bolzano is a place where culture and history play a key role. We invite you to visit the most famous 'inhabitant' of Bolzano, Ötzi, the glacier mummy, in the South Tyrol Museum of Archeology or pay a visit to the Bolzano Municipal Museum in the Hurlach residence where you will gain an insight into medieval and gothic costumes and culture. The Museion, the Museum of Nature of South Tyrol, exhibiting pieces of modern and contemporary art and many other museums are definitely well worth a visit. Bolzano also has numerous churches, most of them gothic, such as the Dome of Bolzano, the Dominican church, the Capuchin church, the old parochial church of Gries, the San Vigilio parochial church and many more.

Bolzano as a starting point for your hiking holiday in South Tyrol

A holiday in Bolzano offers a lot more than culture and city life. Due to its vicinity of the high plateaus of Renon, Salto and Sciliar, Bolzano is the perfect starting point for relaxing hiking tours in South Tyrol. Three cable cars start from Bolzano all year round and will transport you in a few minutes to Salto, Colle or Renon, where you will inhale fresh mountain air, set out for wonderful hiking tours and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Sciliar and the mountain tops of the Dolomites. From Bolzano, you can also reach the hiking and relaxation areas of Val Sarentino and Alpe di Siusi in just a couple of minutes. Moreover, you should take advantage of the numerous circle paths leading around the bottom of the valley of Bolzano that are easily accessible and offer a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding mountains all year round. After an exciting day full of hiking during your holiday in Bolzano, you should let yourself be pampered from top to toe in one of the wellness hotels in Bolzano.

Diverse leisure offers during your holiday in Bolzano

Your active holiday in South Tyrol offers a whole feast of sports and leisure activities in Bolzano and its surroundings. Val d'Adige with its fragrant apple orchards and vineyards is perfect for wonderful cycling tours in South Tyrol. Starting in the bottom of the valley, numerous cycle paths meander through orchards, up the hills and to the highest mountain tops. In the summer, you will certainly enjoy diving on in and refreshing yourself in the public pools of Bolzano. You can also go for a dip in the prominent South Tyrolean lakes in Monticolo and Caldaro. Lake Caldaro is the warmest bathing lake in the Alps and offers something to suit everyone during your unforgettable active holiday in South Tyrol: swimming, sailing, surfing, riding in paddle boats and sailing. San Genesio, Meltina and Val Sarentino are true havens for horse riding enthusiasts. Enjoy stress-free hours on the back of a Haflinger horse and relish the unspoiled nature during horse-drawn carriage rides. Moreover, the different sports facilities that are perfect for fans of soccer, tennis and bowling, offer a whole feast of sportive activities for your active holiday in Bolzano. In the winter, the region offers a wide array of sports and activities for your winter holiday in Bolzano: ice skating, tobogganing, sleigh rides and snow shoe hikes. More adventurous skiers will enjoy skiing in South Tyrol at the nearby ski resorts Merano 2000, Alpe di Siusi and Obereggen/Latemar.

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