Destinations for excursions in your South Tyrol holidays
You will not feel bored during your holidays in South Tyrol! The GrünerBaum Hotels team recommends the following visits:
Circular tour of the Dolomites
The Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage are always worth a visit. Take a trip from Bressanone to picturesque Val Gardena, via Passo Gardena to Val Badia and via Brunico back to Bressanone! The mountain scenery will delight you. Hikes in the Dolomites are also highly recommended.
Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol, is situated 40 km from Bressanone. Here, Tyrolean and Italian culture meet. Bolzano awaits you with the Piazza Walther, the fruit market, beautiful arcades, city theatre, Ötzi Museum, Nature Museum, Castel Roncolo, the Messner Mountain Museum Firmiano and many other attractions!
Ötzi Museum and Ötzi show gallery
Ötzi – the ice mummy. Admire the world-renowned man from Giogo di Tisa in the Archaeology Museum in Bolzano. In the Archeopark in Senales you can find out more about the place where Ötzi was found and his living conditions.
MMM – Messner Mountain Museum Firmiano
Reinhold Messner calls the centrepiece of his mountain museums, MMM Firmiano in Firmiano Castle near Bolzano, the “enchanted mountain”. Discover insights and views of the world of the mountains.
In Brunico Castle in the city of Brunico and on Plan de Corones two other highly recommended MMMs await you.
The gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle
A must-see on your holidays in South Tyrol are the gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle - an extensive area presenting plants from all over the world as well as typical South Tyrolean landscapes. On the slopes above Merano, where Empress Sissi once took her strolls, the flowering gardens include a garden of the senses, a Japanese garden, cactus and succulent hills, and Southern crop plants like olive trees and vines.
Verona and its opera
You will love Verona! Stroll around the historic city centre, pose in front of Romeo and Juliet’s house, experience the Piazza Erbe and, in the summer months, take in a performance at the Verona opera house! Whether Aida, Carmen or Nabucco... you will love the backdrop!
Lake Garda and Venice
An excursion to Lake Garda and to Venice should also be on your programme! We are happy to advise you.