Seizing the day in Bozen
Embedded in a valley basin, northwards surrounded by high mountain chains, lies the capital of South Tyrol: Bozen. The vineyards on the gently rounded hills are evidence of the mild climate, which shows its Mediterranean streaks especially on summer nights. In this romantic town North and South join to create a round cocktail, which everyone should experience for himself.
Popular walks around Bozen are the promenades Guntschna or Oswald as well as the paths on Ritten, Mendel or to the Messner Mountain Museum in Castle Sigmundskron. But first it is opportune to discover the city at hand. Culture lovers find here a versatile program of cinema, music and theatre, noted museums like the architectonically fascinating Museion and the Museum of Archaeology with the world-famous frozen man Ötzi. Besides, the city offers numerous beautiful churches, mansions and castles. On one of many hot summer days – characteristic for the city – refreshment awaits at the lakes of Kaltern or Montiggl or at the pool of your hotel in Bozen. In the winter the ski resorts in the surroundings: Reinswald in Sarntal, Latemar in Obereggen and Rittner Horn, all just a short drive away.
Bel far niente
The old town of Bozen has been preserved almost entirely and offers the setting for the Christmas market. While walking through the interlaced alleys one might recognize how fertile multicultural unions can be. Modern architecture meets history, the Mediterranean the Alps with a result that speaks for itself.
On the fruit market fresh national and international delicacies are offered besides fruit and vegetables – a spectacle that can be best observed from a cozy wine bar while enjoying a light “Aperitivo”; and learn from the locals who master the skill to enjoy life, to keep calm and serene throughout the day and to dedicate themselves every once a while the sweet idleness, the “bel far niente”. Find here the most beautiful hotels in Bozen in South Tyrol.