Summer residence Ritten
Above Bozen, between Valle Isarco and Sarntal, lies Ritten on a sunny high plain. The citizens of Bozen recognized the beauty and beneficial effects of the area early and built respectable summer residences on the gentle hills between linden and larches. Still today a great many residences stand in this beautiful area, around it the village has evolved to a lively meeting point; in the midst the hospitable hotels in Ritten.
One of the most impressive nature phenomena in South South Tyrol are the earth pyramids in Ritten – a short walk from Klobenstein leads directly to them. They are with over 30 meters the highest and most beautiful in Europe. Every single one of the earth-pillars owns its survival to the cover-stone on the top, which keeps the moraine material dry and hard.
The historical train of Ritten goes regularly between the villages Klobenstein and Oberbozen. Beside diverse markets and events, visitors find here an outdoor-pool, a natural bathing lake, a tennis court, a horse-back-riding-stable, the possibilities to shoot arrows and – not to forget – the outdoor paradise Rittner Horn.
Tour of heaven on Rittner Horn
For a more ambitious walk to the peaks of Rittner Horn visitors are best advised to take the cable way to the summit of „Schwarzseespitze“. From here starts the „Tour of Heaven“ and reaches the top in the course of a few hours. Then at 2.260 meters the view clears up to all directions, and reveals among others the South Tyrolean „skyscrapers“, the Dolomites in the South-East. In summer special sunrise-trips are offered, including breakfast buffet and music. On other days cultural events such as the jazz-festival, the church festival or the Horn-Festival invite for a good time.
During winter the ski area Rittner Horn opens with own ski school. Then snow-friends can indulge in the winter sports, and loose themselves whilst snow kiting. Find here the most beautiful hotels in Ritten in the environs of Bozen in South Tyrol.