Trostburg Castle dates back to the 12th century. Today it hosts a unique exhibition with approximately 80 models of South Tyrolean castles. Trostburg castle can be reached by an easy hike directly from Paalhof.
Ötzi – The Ice Man
The finding in the Val Senales Glacier in 1991 was an archaeological sensation: German tourists discovered a 5,000 year old mummy. Since March 1998 "Ötzi" and all the items discovered with the body, can be viewed in the South Tyrolean Museum of Archaeology.
Isarco Valley Chestnut Path
And in order to find the best places for your "Törggele" adventure already in summer, you should take a hike on the so-called Chestnut Path (Keschtnweg), which leads from Varna to Bressanone along the hills of the Isarco Valley and to the alpine plateau of Renon, and down to the valley basin of Bolzano to the legendary Roncolo Castle.
What the Grand Canyon is for California is the Bletterbach ravine for South Tyrol. The Canyon It is the result of weathering and degradation. Since the last Ice Age approximately 15,000 years ago, the Bletterbach ravine developed along a stretch of approx. 8 kilometres and up to 400 metres deep in different earth eras. Today, it provides thousands of visitors an insight into the evolution of the world.
An impressive botanic garden with alpine and exotic plants and trees, as well as the first palms south of the Alps. Even Empress Sissi was enchanted by Trauttmansdorff. Open from April to November.
MMM – Messner Mountain Museums
The "Messner Mountain Museum Firmiano" at Firmiano Castle near Bolzano is the fourth and most central building of the Reinhold Messners mountain museums. Reinhold Messner also calls it the "enchanted mountain".