Bolzano is the biggest city in South Tyrol with a population of 105,000 people. The provincial capital is a popular destination all year round, where the Italian and the German culture merge. Points of interest are the Piazza delle Erbe, the arcades, the Walther Square with the Roman/Gothic cathedral and not least the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology, where “Ötzi”, the 5,000-year old Iceman is exhibited.

The Max Valier Observatory

The Max Valier Observatory

In the municipality of Cornedo the Max Valier Observatory (South Tyrol’s first and only observatory) is awaiting your visit with fascinating views of the sun and hints on how to observe the sky and the South Tyrol Planetarium offers you the chance to admire the infinite universe.

Gardens & Wine – A Unique Experience of Wine


The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle and Katzenzungen Castle offer an alluring special experience beginning 6th August

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle offers a very special package for garden enthusiasts and wine aficionados alike. Every Thursday in August, September and October, the Gardens & Wine package affords an opportunity to explore South Tyrol wine country at the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle in conjunction with a visit to the largest and likely oldest grapevine in the world, the Versoaln, at Katzenzungen Castle in Prissiano (Prissian).

During the guided tour of the Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, participants learn about old and partially forgotten grapevines growing in the vineyard. They’ll also visit the Tabernaculum, a walk-in treasury that houses a golden replica of a 7,000-year-old grape seeds, a gift from the nation of Georgia, and 2,400-year-old grape seeds from South Tyrol.

After a transfer by shuttle bus, the tour continues in Prissiano: it is here that the largest and likely oldest vine in the world, the Versoaln, grows. This vine boasts an age of over 350 years and a canopy that encompasses a surface area of 300 m2. The package continues with a tour of the historical ruins of Katzenzungen Castle.

This journey through South Tyrol wine country is capped off by a wine tasting. In order to test their own wine knowledge, participants taste Alto Adige wines made from autochthonous grape varieties – and, of course, a glass of the very special Versoaln wine.

Bolzano Wine Tasting


March 2th – 5th, 2016 at Castle Maretsch

The Bolzano Wine Tasting invites all wine enthusiasts to taste and to enjoy the wines from Alto Adige. For this exclusive meeting with the Alto Adige wine scene, winegrowers have put together the best products from their wine cellars, which they will present to wine connoisseurs in the capital of Alto Adige during the Bolzano Wine Tasting.