Culture in South Tyrol
Hotel Rotwand is situated just few km from Bolzano and its picturesque city centre. This medieval town expects you with its traditional shopping arcades and its little alleys; discover the beautiful architecture, the Gothic cathedral and Piazza Walther the central square, which is surrounded by various bars and restaurants.
As you visit Bolzano, you shouldn't miss the famous Piazza Erbe: the colourful market lures with its colourful fruit and vegetable stands.
Bolzano is connected with two towns and a small outlying suburb by three cableways (cable-way to Coll di Villa, cableway to San Genesio and the cable-way to Renon connected to the train station of Renon); where, during hot summer months, you can enjoy the fresh mountain air during.
Museums and exhibitions
Bolzano offers a huge variety of museums and exhibitions and is therefore the perfect city for all art and science lovers.
Via Museo gives you the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum with the famous "Iceman", better known as Ötzi" or to explore the Museum of Natural History in Via Bottai.
Worth seeing during your holiday in South Tyrol are also the Messner Mountain Museum in Castel Firmiano, the Animal Museum and the Museum of Natural History!
Don't miss the Roncolo castle with its frescos, the Museum for Modern and Contemporary Art Museion, the Museum Ladin Ciastel de Tor, the Typewritermuseum and the South Tyrolean Wine Museum.
"Wine Route" and wine tastings
Situated in the beautiful area of Bassa Atesina, Hotel Rotwand is not far away from the famous South Tyrolean "Strada del Vino" (Wine Route) and the villages of Appiano, Caldaro, Cortaccia, Magrè, Terlano and Termeno. These villages are known for their wonderful red wines, such as the Pinot Noir, the Cabernet, the Caldaro Lake wine and the Schiava Gentile.
In addition to the red wines, you will discover also the most popular South Tyrolean white wines, such as Gewürztraminer, the Pinot Blanc and the Pinot Gris Ruländer.
Are you a wine lover? Visit some of the most beautiful South Tyrolean wine cellars. Guided tours will take you to the different cellars, where you will also have the chance to taste some of their excellent wines.
Our tip: visit South Tyrol's Wine Route weeks in May and June!
From the middle of October, the traditional Törggelen is back.
It is harvest time, the smell of roasted chestnuts is in the air and the new wine is ready to get tasted. According to the tradition, at Hotel Rotwand we offer to all our guests a menu featuring seasonal ingredients, and traditional Törggele-dishes: filled ravioli (Schlutzkrapfen), barley soup, sausages and loin of pork with "sauerkraut", "Tirtlen", roasted chestnuts and Krapfen.
Botanical gardens of Castle Trauttmansdorff
Welcome to "Italy's most beautiful botanical gardens". More than 80 colourful gardens from all over the world expect you on 12 hectares in the thermal city of Merano. Wonderful landscapes, botanical rarities, theme gardens and local plants are just some of our proposals.