South Tyrol in all her glory
South Tyrol & Trentino
Jochgrimm and the Hotel Schwarzhorn are situated in the “Unterland” of South Tyrol directly on the border to the neighboring Italian province of Trentino. Both South Tyrol and Trentino can look back on a long and dynamic history and rich culture that stretches back for centuries.
Reggelberg & Weissenstein
A cultural and historical jewel
Maria Weissenstein / Pietralba is a significant ecclesiastical building nestled in the magnificent landscape of the Reggelberg in the south of South Tyrol. It is home to works of art of cultural, historical, and ethnological importance and is a worthwhile destination. From the Hotel Schwarzhorn, there’s an easy trail taking you across gentle alpine meadows and through shadowy forests to this monastery.
Today’s monastery – which can be traced back to the original chapel of Leonhard Weissensteiner in the year 1553 – is situated on an elevation above Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro, and is visible from even far away. The monastery is surrounded by the mighty Dolomites.
The first chapel was built to commemorate a miraculous appearance of the Virgin Mary. In 1673, it was rebuilt as a church. In 1718, it was expanded with a monastery by the Servite Order in order to handle the growing number of pilgrims.
Today, the Monastery of Maria Weissenstein is still the most-visited place of pilgrimage dedicated to the Virgin Mary in all of South Tyrol. The padres belonging to the Servite Order still living in the monastery and operate a hostel.
The Reggelberg boasts idyllic meadow landscapes, ancient Larch forests, and primeval moors. Numerous picturesque alpine huts (Schönrast Alm, Schmieder Alm, Lahner Alm, Laab Alm) open their doors to visitors wishing to stop by and sample typical South Tyrolean delicacies like smoked bacon, hearty plates of meats and cheeses, dumplings, “Schlutzer” (spinach ravioli), and South Tyrolean wines.
Such resort locations as Aldein / Aldino, Petersberg / Monte S. Pietro, and Deutschnofen / Nova Ponente at the Reggelberg are well worth a visit. Ancient South Tyrolean farmsteads, little village museums, and interesting churches like the Romanic St. Helen’s Church in Deutschnofen (dating back to the 12th century) with their medieval frescoes will open your eyes to the history and culture of South Tyrol. Here, you can still experience authentic traditional farm life – while at the same time enjoying the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains.
Bozen / Bolzano & Ötzi the "Ice-Man"
Culture & Mediterranean atmosphere
Mediterranean flair, the hustle bustle of the capital city, and picturesque street scenes: Bozen / Bolzano, the capital of the province of South Tyrol, features a charming “Old Town” section with the arcades, narrow streets, and handsome house fronts so typical for South Tyrol. Here, you can experience history up close while strolling through the city. The cathedral, the monasteries, and the museums will delight art lovers and culture enthusiasts. After an extensive shopping spree in the famed arcades, you can relax with a cappuccino or a glass of Lagrein in one of the many wine bars and cafes and watch the exciting street activity.
One special attraction of the provincial capital is the Archeological Museum in the Old Town. Here, you can view Ötzi, the famed “Ice-Man” (glacial mummy) recovered from the Hauslab Pass.
South Tyrol's Unterland & Neumarkt
Experience wine culture...
South Tyrol’s Unterland is a region of wonderful landscapes, picturesque villages, and its main town, Neumarkt / Egna: This typical wine town of the Unterland has an enchanting medieval town square and beautiful old houses, typical arcades, and lots of shops. It’s an excellent opportunity for you to try a typical South Tyrolean Blauburgunder (Pinot Noir)!
Cavalese & Val di Fiemme
The Dolomites & Trentino specialties
To the south of the Lavazè Pass, you’ll find the Fleims Valley / Val di Fiemme and its main town, Cavalese. There are also other interesting towns to visit like Predazzo or Tèsero. The valley is considered one of the main valleys of the Trentino Dolomites. From here, the highways and byways of the Dolomites lead to all of the familiar passes of the Dolomites. There are ample opportunities for different sports activities, including extensive ski areas, cross-country skiing centers, a network of hiking trails leading into the mountain chains of Lagorai and Latemar (the Dolomites), and the popular Dolomiti Bicycle Trail from Molina di Fiemme to Canazei. In Cavalese, there’s a modern indoor swimming pool very popular among children and youths, with attached spa facilities. In the city with its beautiful painted house facades, you can take easy strolls and try typical culinary specialties of the Fleims Valley: Goulash soups, dumplings, traditional polenta, or hearty barley soups. Typical products of the valley include of course many piquant and sharp cheeses like the famous Caprino (goat’s cheese) of Cavalese.
The Schlern / Sciliar, Rose Garden, and Latemar…
The heart and soul of the Dolomites!
What better description for the three giant mountain groups of the Dolomites so close to the Jochgrimm and partly belong to South Tyrol’s Unterland?
These mountains are characterized by a repeated switch from bizarre rock formations and gently rolling alpine meadows. That’s also why there is such a wide range of hiking options: relaxing, easy roundtrips over alpine meadows or through rocky terrain; more-challenging mountain tours which will take you past majestic rock towers, through gorges, and through gaps; or tours along climbing staircases at high altitudes for experienced alpinists. There’s something for every visitor, regardless of his level of skill and stamina. And wherever you are, you can enjoy the breathtaking and indescribably beautiful backdrop of rugged mountains..