Nature & Excursions

Hiking in South Tyrol

Do you like hiking? Then you’ve come to the right place with us at the Weingut am Platzl in South Tyrol. No matter what your requirements, from our apartments you can reach the Dolomites in a short time, or you can conquer our local mountain, the Gantkofel, directly from our farm in Eppan. More leisurely walks are also possible directly in the surrounding area, for example the castle walk in Missian, to the wine village of St. Pauls or to St. Michael, or in the recreational area of Montiggler Wald. Feel free to ask us anytime for suggestions and tips. If time permits, we offer guided hikes all year round in cooperation with Villa Montis.

Spring

Nature wakes up from hibernation in spring. The apple blossom is a special spectacle in the south of South Tyrol. You will experience a sea of apple blossoms, which is best crossed by bike. With the very well-developed network of cycle paths, you can reach all of South Tyrol and you can even cycle to Lake Garda. At this time of year it is very, very beautiful here!

Summer

In summer, swimmers and hikers are in the right place with us. The nearby lakes of Monticolo and Lake Caldaro invite you to swim. Mountain hikes in the Dolomites are always a highlight. The ice holes in Eppan are a must in summer: It is very cool here even in summer and you can find plants that are normally only found in the high mountains.

Cycling in South Tyrol

Are you coming by bike or e-bike? Terrific! The area is very popular for bike tours. You can start the bike tours directly from our holiday apartments. Explore the south of South Tyrol by bike or in the direction of Meran. If you prefer a higher level of difficulty, the mountains are of course always just a stone’s throw away.

Autumn

Autumn is harvest time! Above all, the apple and grape harvest is a highlight that you should definitely experience. You are welcome to help us with this. The South Tyrolean tradition of Törggelen is also very important in our municipality. In the last weekend of October, the volunteer fire brigade Berg, of which Christian is a member, organizes its traditional “Törggelen” with hearty music and the finest cuisine.

Winter

In winter, various ski areas (Gröden, Seiser Alm, Obereggen, etc.) invite you to go skiing and sledging. You can reach the ski areas from our holiday apartments in approx. 30-45 minutes by car. A must are the well-known Christmas markets in Bozen and Meran, which you can visit during Advent. Have you ever worn snowshoes? We would be happy to lend you our snowshoes for your outing in the snow.

Bathing lakes

The area in and around Eppan is home to the most popular bathing lakes in South Tyrol. The two Monticolo lakes are located right in our municipality of Appiano. While the Small Monticolo Lake is a bit quieter, the Big Monticolo Lake also offers a swimming pool with the longest water slide in South Tyrol. Lake Caldaro is located in the neighboring municipality and is only a few kilometers away. It is the warmest bathing lake in the Alps and also popular with windsurfers and kitesurfers.

Restaurants & Bars

Of course you can cook in our apartments yourself. If you do want to be pampered, you will find many restaurants and pizzerias in the immediate vicinity in St. Pauls or St. Michael. These can be reached on foot in a few minutes or by car. Bars for a refreshing Hugo or Aperol Spritz are also plentiful. If you just want to enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace, let us know. Tell us what you’re after and we can recommend something suitable.

Museums & Culture

Would you like to explore the cultural treasures of South Tyrol? A visit to the Ötzi Museum, the world-famous mummy from the ice, is the top priority. This is on display in the Archeology Museum in the provincial capital of Bolzano. SAs you know, Ötzi has many tattoos. But did you know that Brad Pitt has a tattoo of Ötzi? The extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner set up the Messner Mountain Museum at Sigmundskron Castle just a few kilometers from our holiday apartments. Bolzano and the spa town of Merano are always worth a visit.

Let your soul dangle

South Tyrol offers numerous places to just switch off and regenerate. For example, you can take a relaxing walk in the local recreation area of Monticolo Forest in Eppan, or visit the special gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle. After an active day, you can recharge your batteries and sun on our farm holidays in Eppan Berg.

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