Holidays in the Dolomites and in South Tyrol
The majestic peaks of the Dolomites fascinates the observer: according to Reinhold Messner the most beautiful mountains in the world.
The abrupt change between gently corrugated pastures and the steep limestone reefs is characteristic of this area. The rocks (called Dolomite) mainly consist of sedimentary rock or magma rocks. The name of the Dolomites derives from the French geologist Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801). Before he described the Dolomite rock, these mountains where called Monti Pallidi (Pale Mountains).
The Seiser Alm is located amidst the Dolomites: Schlern, Langkofel and Plattkofel are the most important mountains at the alpine pasture. Furthermore, from here you can admire numerous other Dolomite peaks.
Discover the Dolomites and South Tyrol: our tips for your holiday
To get to know the people and the country of South Tyrol, there is nothing better than to experience it! The Seiser Alm invites you to discover South Tyrol:
- Visit the Seiser Alm with its meadows, alpine huts, pastures and mountains. Do not miss: a hike to Schlern, a visit to the new and modern church in the shape of a dove, a meal at Schgaguler Schwaige, the panoramic terrace at Laurin Hut, Puflatsch with Engelsrast and 360° round view. We also recommend: a hike to Saltria and the witches' hike with witch Martha;
- Prösels Castle shows the life of the Masters of Prösels and provides an insight into their arms collection;
- The ruins of Salegg and Hauenstein are connected to the name of knight Oswald von Wolkenstein;
- Following in the steps of the poet, singer and adventure: culture lovers can follow the path of Oswald von Wolkenstein;
- A trip to Gröden: in the Museum Ladin you’ll get to know everything about Ladin culture. We also recommend you to admire the handicrafts and wood sculpture at the exhibition “Unika”;
- Spatzen Museum: the most famous South Tyrolean band is called "Kastelruther Spatzen". Fans of Kastelruther Spatzen can admire prizes and tributes in the museum. Near the museum you can find the shop where you can buy many gadget or souvenir;
- During the summer months, the villages of Kastelruth, Völs and Seis await you for long witches' nights and entertaining festivals;
- Tiers and St. Cyprian Chapel: the idyllic mountain village and the famous St. Cyprian Chapel are worth a visit!
- Romantic Christmas Markets: Kastelruth, St. Christina, Bozen, Brixen, Meran and other towns. In addition to numerous souvenirs you’ll find hand-made gifts and enjoy South Tyrolean specialties;
- The Medieval town of Brixen is a small but enchanting town, set in a unique landscape. Furthermore, you can visit the Crib Museum, the White Tower and Abbazia di Novacella;
- In Bozen you can visit the Ötzi Museum, the Museion- Museum of Modern Art, the Dome, the archways, the fruit market, Walther Square, the MMM – Messner Mountain Museum, Runkelstein Castle and numerous shops. A farmers' market with delicious South Tyrolean farming products takes place on Fridays;
- In Meran you’ll find the Thermal Baths, the botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castel, the Touriseum, Tappeiner trail and the Women’s Museum;
- In addition to the excursion destinations in the nearby surroundings you can also visit other places during a one-day tour: Lake Garda, Gardaland, Verona with the home of Romeo and Juliet and the opera house Arena, the city of Venice and much more.