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Cornaiano / Girlan

The picturesque town of Cornaiano / Girlan is located about nine kilometers southeast of Bolzano and belongs to the municipality of Eppan. Located on a sunny plateau, visitors will find a pleasant climate here.

Wine Village Girlan
Wine Village Girlan


In Cornaiano / Girlan, everything revolves around wine. Two wine cooperatives and several private wineries produce the grapes and are also open for visits. Due to the extensive cellar facilities, the town is supposedly larger underground than on the surface. Here, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of wine production and learn in detail about the complex processes of this art.

Strolls, horseback rides, or bike rides through the well-kept vineyards of the area are a must when visiting Cornaiano / Girlan, as well as visiting wineries and tasting regional wines and grappas. Every four years, next time in 2013, the Girlan Cellar Festival takes place, where the winemakers open their cellar doors and provide insight into otherwise hidden worlds.


Culture enthusiasts will find numerous castles, historic residences, churches, and chapels in the region that can be explored during excursions, hikes, or bike tours. The ruins of Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano house the "Messner Mountain Museum Firmian".

The Überetsch region, where Cornaiano / Girlan is located, offers numerous beautiful hiking destinations. Approximately 450 kilometers of marked trails wind through the region, which boasts beech forests and magnificent panoramic views. The Gantkofel or the Eppan castles, as well as the Eppan ice caves, are waiting to be explored. The ice caves are located at the foot of the Gandberg and represent a special physical phenomenon, where air cools through circulation in the rock scree and forms ice formations even in the height of summer. This creates its own cool microclimate. Visitors should not forget warm clothing when visiting.

A hike from Cornaiano / Girlan to the Montiggler Lakes is also worthwhile, inviting visitors to refreshing swims. There are also opportunities here for climbing, Nordic walking, volleyball and tennis, or archery to spend an active holiday. In the nearby St. Michael, there is the "Golfacademy Schloss Freudenstein", a private golf practice facility. The Mandelhof Hotel in Cornaiano / Girlan has a putting green. There is an 18-hole golf course in Petersberg. Other golf courses are located in Karersee, Lana, and Sarnònico.

Horse enthusiasts in Cornaiano / Girlan have the opportunity to ride to their heart's content and devote themselves to their favorite animals. Numerous well-kept and well-described cycle paths wind along the South Tyrolean Wine Road. Cyclists will also find excellent conditions in Cornaiano / Girlan. The bikemobil Card allows for the inexpensive use of public transport and bike rentals. Mountain bikers will find wonderful trails and beautiful tour opportunities on site. Motorcyclists also appreciate the region. Cornaiano / Girlan or the Eppan region are located on the Mendelpass, a very attractive route. Local accommodations are well-prepared for guests and their machines. Designated accommodation facilities have covered parking spaces, drying rooms for motorcycle clothing, trailer parking, and provide information about workshops, tours, road conditions.

Winter holiday

In the cold season, guests are drawn to riding as well as winter and snowshoe hiking in the Cornaiano / Girlan area. Those dedicated to alpine skiing will find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding nearby. The areas of Rittner Horn, Alta Badia, Gröden, and Kronplatz entice with excellent slope conditions, exciting variants, fun parks, and much more.

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South Tyrolean Apple

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Schloss Boymont (Castle)

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