Living it up in colourful Auer
South of Bozen lies an idyllic wine village, full of narrow alleys - surrounded by high stone walls - leading to historical residences and Mediterranean farms, framed by characteristic trees and plants in the South of South Tyrol. Here cozy inns and cafés invite to stay for a while and enjoy the architectonic and natural beauties on the South Tyrolean wine road. The grape juice takes on an important role which is celebrated accordingly during the wine tasting days on Castle Baumgarten. Festivals, church days, concerts and other events provide the visitors of the hotels in Auer with colourful and diverse holidays.
At the foot of Castelfeder
Over the lively village in the South of South Tyrol towers the mystical mountain Castelfeder. The mountain – site of the remains of an ancient settlement – provides fantastic views over the valley of Etschtal.
The region lies on the grounds of the nature park Trudner Horn and is the starting point for a street, leading deep to the Dolomites, enchanting with its kaleidoscopic diversity. The area is ideal for all who enjoy challenging mountainbike-tours and quiet walks alike; but also for winter sports enthusiasts with the ski areas Trudner Horn, Ruffré on Mt. Mendel or Obereggen. A truly wonderful trip is a walk to the neighbouring village Montan or a visit in the pilgrimage site Maria Weißenstein above Petersberg.
Historically there are a few places of interest here, as the former Castle of Auer, today Residence Fioreschy, and the Church of St. Peter with one of the oldest working organs in the Alps. Above Auer the river Schwarzenbach forms a spectacular waterfall; not far is the sports zone Schwarzenbach with open-air-pool, beach volleyball field, playground and restaurant. Here is the starting point for the eventful Walk over the cat-ladder, especially popular among kids. Bikers find on site a train station and a cycle path to Bozen or Meran, making a daytrip especially easy to realize. If you would like to visit this enchanting village in the South of South Tyrol, find here the most beautiful hotels in Auer on the wine road.