One of the most famous South Tyrolean photo-motives stems from the high plane Seiser Alm – the rugged Langkofelgruppe and the free-standing summit Santner! Below Seiser Alm, at the foot of Schlern, lie the picturesque villages Kastelruth, Seis and Völs am Schlern surrounded by idyllic mountain farms.
During summer the sea of flowers offers numerous hiking possibilities through the Dolomites, ranging from easy family walks to alpine climbing tours. Santner, Schlern and Langkofel offer something for everyone. During winter the plateau Seiser Alm disappears under a thick white blanket of snow offering ideal conditions for fun in the snow, attracting skiers, snowboarders, cross-country skiers, sleigh riders and snowshoe-walkers. On our site you will find the most beautiful hotels for your ultimate holidays in the surroundings of Seiser Alm and Schlern.
The sparrows whistle it from the roofs
Seiser Alm is not only known for its colourful meadows or its fantastic mountain panorama, but also for its very clean and fresh mountain air. For this to remain that way, the street leading up to the elevated plain is closed for private traffic; a cable car and buses bring guests up to the plain.
Probably the name Kastelruth appears strangely familiar to you; and indeed, the famous Kastelruther Spatzen (=sparrows), trademark of German folk music, stem from this area. If you area lucky, you might spot lead singer Norbert Rier riding on one of his Haflinger horses through the beautiful Schlern area, just like once equally Kastelruth-born minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein. Whether you join the Spatzen-Festival in October or stick to a hiking or skiing holiday at a hotel in the Schlern area, you will be amazed to discover one of the most beautiful places on earth!