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Excursions with Children in South Tyrol

South Tyrol already carries the south in its name – a synonym for sun-drenched vacation and nice warm days. Due to its geographical location in the heart of the Alps, many excursion tips lead into the mountains, which has a fundamental added value: Grandiose views are always included in this case. Be it on the summer toboggan run, in the climbing garden in the middle of the forest, on a llama trek through the high mountains, or when visiting a colorful animal world. With the sun as a companion, the most beautiful sides of South Tyrol can be wonderfully discovered. Find below the most beautiful excursion tips for a family vacation with children in South Tyrol.

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Owl Park San Vigilio

When visiting the Owl Park San Vigilio, one enters the realm of the screech owl and the owl, where people of all ages can observe numerous different species of birds of prey.

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Kurpark Niederdorf

The highlight of Niederdorf is the five-hectare spa park, which features a Kneipp facility, a botanical nature trail, and an adventure land for children.

Pony riding at the Karer Pass with Rotwand
Riding stables in South Tyrol

Riding is a sport that many learn at an early age and that usually never lets go. Accordingly, the availability of riding opportunities also plays an important role on vacation.

Oberolang (1080m) in the Puster Valley
Fun for kids on South Tyrol‘s longest slide

At the end of June 2016, the longest slide in South Tyrol will be opened in the Kinderwelt Olang, promising lots of adventure.

Ritten Railway with Rose Garden
A ride on the Ritten Railway

The Ritten Railway, which leads from the center of Bolzano up to the Ritten, is well over 100 years old.

Lama Trekking Kaserhof
Llama Trekking Kaserhof

Woolly fluffy animals frolic in large numbers at the Kaserhof. But unlike in many parts of the country, these are not sheep, but exotics whose cradle lies in the South American Andes – llamas and alpacas.

Outdoor and Fun Park
Kronaction Outdoor and Fun Park

The helmet is on, the harness is tightly strapped and the clicking of the safety carabiner indicates that the big climbing adventure can now begin.

(c) Tierwelt Rainguthof
Tierwelt (Animal World) Rainguthof

The wooden buildings of a quaint mountain farm can be seen from afar when driving from the Gampen Pass towards Tisens and Gfrill. It almost seems as if the farmstead had planted itself right into the greenery to be surrounded by as much nature as possible.

Alpin Bob Merano 2000
(c) Frieder Blickle / Meran 2000
Alpine Bob Merano 2000

Sledding fun all year round? Whether snow or summer sunshine – the mountain coaster Alpin Bob Merano 2000 offers you and your children this pleasure in summer as well as in winter.

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Hotel Plunhof

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Hotel Plunhof
  • most family-friendly wellness hotel
  • enjoy the winter landscape
  • cross-country skiing paradise
  • Spa Minera Acqua Minera
  • spicy wines
  • be active together

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Gustav Mahler Wildlife Park

A lot of space to move around in nature while observing all kinds of animals - that sounds more than enticing for families with children.

Churburg / Castello Coira in Sluderno

One of the most powerful and beautiful castle complexes in South Tyrol is located on the hills above Schluderns in the Vinschgau: the Churburg. The Churburg is named after the bishops of Chur, the original lords of the castle. Prince-Bishop Heinrich von Montfort had it built around 1255 as a bulwark against the rising and rebellious Matsch Counts, who were in constant feud with the diocese of Chur.

ArcheoParc in the Schnals Valley

It was on September 19, 1991, when at the very end of the Schnals valley near the Hauslabjoch in the glacial ice the mummy of a man was discovered. The discovery site at an altitude of 3,210 meters is just on the border to Austria and not far from the ski area at the Schnals Valley Glacier.

Bird Fauna Care Center Schloss Tirol

The animal keepers at the bird center below Tyrol Castle demonstrate a big heart for our feathered friends.

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