Beneath yew woods in Andrian
On the South Tyrolean wine road between Bozen and Meran lies one of the smallest communes in South Tyrol, surrounded by orchards, vineyards and long-standing yew-forests, best discovered on the many intertwined walks, cycle and horse-riding paths. Some of the paths lead all the way to the pool in the forests of Andrian, the nature bath in Gargazon or the spa of Meran.
Walking through the village in the South of South Tyrol one will immediately notice the noble residence „Schwarzer Adler” (=black eagle). Not far from here stand the Church of St. Valentin and the farm “Sternbauer Hof”; last particularly impressive due to its well-maintained frescos on the outside-wall. Finally, above the village towers Castle Wolfsthurn. The name of the residence stems from the “Wolfs of Mareit”, who resided here during the 15th century. The petite residence can only be approached via a forest road, but is ultimately not accessible for the public.
Lively program or peace and quiet
In the village a tennis court and a golf course await visitors who are looking for pastime activities; all year round lively events such as the Easter concert, the “Bärlauch-Weeks” and the wine seminar seek to entertain. During summer the traditional “marksmen’s festival”, the “Lorenzi-Night” and the “Strudel-Festival” take turns for the delight of locals and visitors alike. Equally interesting are the occasional concerts in the church, the wine evenings and the organized evening walks.
From Andrian visitors can go on beautiful day-trips to the nearby valleys and cities like Brixen or the monastery Neustift, to Sarntal North of Bozen, the valleys Schnalstal or to Ultental with the ancient larches. When you return, the peace and quiet of the area and the hotels in Andrian will welcome you with a combination of tradition and modernity. If you would like to spend your holiday in this Southern village, find here the best hotels in Andrian on the wine road in the South of South Tyrol.