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Some of the most important rivers in South Tyrol

South Tyrol, a region in northern Italy, is known for its picturesque landscapes and numerous rivers. Some of the main rivers in South Tyrol are:

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Why is the weather predominantly nice in South Tyrol?

The predominantly beautiful weather in South Tyrol can be attributed to several geographic and meteorological factors: The number of days with beautiful weather per year in South Tyrol can vary, but generally, the region is known for its relatively large number of sunny days. On average, South Tyrol enjoys about 300 sunny days per year

What is the best way to travel to South Tyrol?

The best way to travel to South Tyrol depends on your starting location, your budget, and your personal preferences. Here are some common ways to get to South Tyrol: Discover the best travel options to South Tyrol: Flight connections to nearby airports, direct train routes, comfortable bus services, and motorway access via the Brenner Motorway. Plan your ideal journey for an unforgettable holiday in South Tyrol

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How do I find the perfect hotel for my vacation in South Tyrol?

To find the perfect hotel for your vacation in South Tyrol, careful planning and research are crucial. South Tyrol, with its breathtaking Alpine landscape and rich cultural heritage, offers a variety of accommodations ranging from luxurious resorts to cozy family-run guesthouses. To choose the right hotel for you from this variety, you can take the following steps:

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Are South Tyroleans Italian or Austrian?

South Tyroleans are citizens of Italy. South Tyrol (or Alto Adige, as it is called in Italian) is an autonomous province in northern Italy. The region was part of Austria-Hungary until the end of World War I but was assigned to Italy according to the provisions of the Treaty of Saint-Germain in 1919.

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Here you will find useful questions and answers about Bolzano in South Tyrol.

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Where is South Tyrol?

South Tyrol is located in the north of Italy, on the border with Switzerland or Austria.

South Tyrol Dolomites
Where are the hidden places in the Dolomites?

In the Dolomites, there are numerous well-known places that are naturally no longer an insider tip, but also those where one can - in the truest sense of the word - still ‘get out of the way‘.

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What must one have seen in the Dolomites?

The Dolomites are characterized by picturesque valleys and pastures, azure blue lakes, and rugged rock faces. Here, travelers find countless places and spots that are absolutely worth seeing, and also the number of peaks that can be climbed is gigantic.

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Pens in the Sarntal
Where are the untouched valleys in South Tyrol?

Many travelers are looking for untouched spots in nature while on vacation. Even in South Tyrol, there are still hidden valleys or mountain pastures that are perfect for escaping the stress of everyday life.

When is it most beautiful in Merano?

Although the climate in South Tyrol is very mild, there are regional differences in temperatures.

Therme Meran
What must one see in Meran?

The city of Meran with its enchanting old town offers its visitors numerous attractions.

Pitztal Glacier Railway
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What glaciers are there in South Tyrol?

South Tyrol has numerous glaciers that cover around 90 km² of the total area. Compared to other glacier areas, this is relatively little, as the glaciers in South Tyrol are rather isolated and small.

Where can one park in Merano?

For all those who travel to Merano with their own car or are on the road there, there are numerous designated parking options.

When is the cattle drive in South Tyrol?

In autumn, the cattle return from the mountain pastures back to the valleys, which is celebrated extensively in South Tyrol.

When is Törggele season in South Tyrol?

Törggelen is also referred to as the ‘fifth season‘ in South Tyrol and it begins when the grape harvest is complete and the vine leaves glow golden yellow.

Where is it the warmest in South Tyrol?

The climate in South Tyrol is generally very mild, as the country is protected by the Alps.

Feldhof's Bike Weeks
When is the best time to go cycling in South Tyrol?

Ideal for this are spring or autumn, whereas in the summer months the temperatures can get quite high,

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When is apple harvest in South Tyrol?

The apple harvest begins in August, with the Gala variety being mainly harvested in this month. The last variety is the so-called Pink Lady, which is not picked until the beginning of November.

When is the best time to go hiking in South Tyrol?

Hikers and mountain enthusiasts can fully enjoy themselves especially from May to October.

Apple Blossom Week
When is the apple blossom in South Tyrol?

The South Tyrolean apple blossom is an annual highlight in spring and a very impressive natural spectacle. Apples are mainly grown in the surroundings of Eppan, in the Eisack Valley, in the Merano region, and in the Vinschgau. In total, there are more than 7,000 apple farmers in South Tyrol who harvest around one million tons of apples every year.

South Tyrol - Fanes Nature Park, South Tyrol
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Asked: Why one should follow the tracks of the mountain troops in South Tyrol.

In the heart of the Dolomites, numerous bitter battles took place between the German Alpenkorps and the Austrian mountain troops from May 1916 to November 1917. Today, the region is one of the most fantastic ski areas in the Alps.

Haflinger Horses at Penserjoch
Asked: Why Haflinger horses play an important role in South Tyrol

South Tyrol is considered the area of origin for Haflinger horses, which are characterized by their unique character and incredible willingness to perform.

Tradition in Deutschnofen
Inquired: Which traditions in South Tyrol are still alive today

Tradition plays an essential role in South Tyrol, where the various traditions are very closely linked to alpine pasture life or the seasons. In addition, a lot is also made by hand in the country: Especially well-known are the wood carvings from Val Gardena and the lace that is tatted in the Taufer Ahrntal.

Balance act at the Weißschrofen
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Inquired: At which places in South Tyrol visitors can regain their balance

Those who decide to take a vacation in South Tyrol have the opportunity to bring their life energy back into balance in various places.

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Inquired: Why so many are fascinated by South Tyrol‘s show mines

For many centuries, silver, zinc, lead, and copper were mined in South Tyrol. Today, interested visitors can equip themselves with a headlamp and helmet to visit the numerous mines and delve into the world of the miners.

Kronplatz cable car with Geiselsberg and Olang
Asked: Why one should visit the Messner Mountain Museum Corones

The Mountain Museum Corones is located at an altitude of 2275 meters at the summit of the Kronplatz and is the now sixth museum of mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner.

Mmmm - Delicious food at the Wurzer Alm
Inquired: Why South Tyrolean bread specialties are something very special

The South Tyrolean bread is baked according to traditional recipes that are very old. For this reason, one should definitely try the typical local bread varieties during a vacation in South Tyrol.

Neustift im Stubaital
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Inquired: Why the Stubai Valley enchants nature lovers

What makes the Stubai Valley so unique? Is it the impressive mountain peaks, the bizarre rock formations, or the numerous lesser-known natural spectacles that fascinate visitors?

View into the depths of the universe
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Why are stargazers drawn to South Tyrol?

On the high plateau in the South Tyrolean Eggental, located in the municipality of Karneid, is the first European star village, from where one can enjoy the fantastic view of the starry sky.

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