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If you are looking for a special holiday experience, South Tyrol is the right place for you. Here you will find a wealth of special moments that make your holiday so unique and unforgettable, from traditional carnival processions to extreme sports events, from pristine mountain landscapes to culinary highlights of the luxury class.

It is this incomparable mix of tradition and modernity, of down-to-earthness and cosmopolitanism, of Tyrolean charm and Mediterranean grandeur that distinguishes South Tyrol. History and the present are wonderfully combined here. Experience incredibly lively customs, for example at the rustic carnival processions, the Sacred Heart fires, or at the atmospheric Christmas markets. Immerse yourself in the cheerful atmosphere of the fairs and folk festivals, when the brass bands play and people come together for dance and entertainment.

Perhaps you will also discover your very special holiday experience in the many, many culinary delights that South Tyrol has to offer, with a gourmet menu in an exclusive restaurant or at a wine tasting or during the convivial Törggelen in autumn. A wellness holiday in South Tyrol also promises an extraordinary experience; in addition, there are the many cultural highlights, festivals, and sights that distinguish South Tyrol.

Every vacation an experience

Naturally, South Tyrol also offers plenty of sporting highlights. The World Cup ski races in Val Gardena and Alta Badia with their fantastic atmosphere, for example, or the cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions in Antholz and Pustertal. Other sports events invite participation, such as popular cross-country races, cycling races, or mountain races. Those who participate here will surely remember this event forever.

Also, those looking for adventure, extreme athletic challenges, and an adrenaline kick will find what they are looking for in South Tyrol. Almost all current trend and adventure sports are offered here: freeriding, snowkiting, ice diving or ice climbing in winter, rafting, tubing, canyoning, hydrospeed, mountain biking in summer, paragliding all year round.

Not to be forgotten is the nature experience in South Tyrol. It is no coincidence that the UNESCO has included the Dolomites in its list of World Heritage Sites, and the other regions of South Tyrol are also not stingy with their scenic attractions. Seven nature parks and numerous natural beauties from the earth pyramids to the Bletterbach gorge offer unique impressions.

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Take your time for South Tyrol, it's worth it! Discover this unique region in all its diversity, enjoy genuine hospitality and the unique South Tyrolean way of life, and immerse yourself in a holiday experience of a special kind.

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