What should the guests not miss during a holiday in Kastelruth?
Kastelruth is the largest city and the center of the Seiser Alm region. The village with its long history, dating back to the Roman period, with lived traditions and a location in the heart of the Dolomites has something to offer, which guests should not miss.
In any case variety is surely provided during a holiday at the Hotel in Madonna **** Alpine & Charm
The beauty of nature in the Dolomites as greatest attraction
The Dolomites and the unique climate as a mixture between Mediterranean and Alpine influences make the landscape of the Seiser Alm a fantastic backdrop for all kinds of activities. The easiest way to get to know and enjoy this pleasure is on the Marinzen pasture, where the Marinzen alpine hut is, and a petting zoo for the kids together with a fishing pond invite to stay. On a hike along the nature adventure geologists path million years of geological history rise back to life. Ten stone tablets inform about the different rock strata and their formation, particularly attractive for those interested in the origins of the Dolomites.
Witches, myths and legends around Kastelruth
Fabled witches benches are on the Puflatsch, which can also be best explored on foot. The view from Puflatsch balances additionally the efforts of the Mountain tour. The witches are in the Dolomites but otherwise omnipresent: for example, the sulfur-containing witches sources on the Seiser Alm or the witches chairs above Kastelruth. During the summer months the witches invite our guests to witches evenings, in which shops are open.Cclimbing walls and a petting zoo are offered as well on this occasion, especially for the younger visitors.
Aiming high not only on the peaks of South Tyrol
The steeple in Kastelruth with 88 meters is the third highest in South Tyrol. 325 wooden steps lead up to the peak, which allegedly houses the most sonorous bell in South Tyrol. Once a week, at 10 o'clock, the bell tower is open to the public. Also in the highest altitudes a walk takes to the origins of Kastelruth: on the "Kofel", the former castle mountain, there are the rests of the chapel of St. Anthony. Once this was probably part of the castle (Latin: Castellum), which gave its name to the place.
Instructive and interesting museums in Kastelruth
During a vacation in Kastelruth all folk music lovers cannot miss a visit to the Spatzen Museum. There you can learn everything around the Kastelruther Spatzen and buy some souvenirs. An interesting visit is of course the one to the Farmers museum. In the more than 500 year-old Tschötscher farm tools and equipments of the farmers from the past can be seen, learning a lot about the hard life of privation that the farmers of the region did at that time.
A Kastelruth's attraction for castles enthusiasts: Trostburg
The history of Trostburg, that towers above the village of Waidbruck, dates back to the 12th century. Imposing even from outside Trostburg houses the South Tyrolean Castle Institute and the South Tyrolean Castle Museum. Open from Holy Thursday until October Trostburg is part of the mandatory program during a summer holiday in Kastelruth.
A hoard of culture: Prösels Castle
A popular destination for our guests is represented by Prösels Castle located in the hamlet of the same name. Here castle tours are regularly offered, moreover various cultural events such as concerts and art exhibitions are held here. The Prösels Castle is also a welcome chosen location for weddings.
The Oswald von Wolkenstein ride: South Tyrol's largest equestrian event
Every year in June Kastelruth, Seis and Völs are devoted to the Middle Ages. Then every year the Oskar von Wolkenstein ride takes place in commemoration of the regional artist and politician, who was probably born at Schoeneck Castle and was considered an exemplary knight. Among other things, the most demanding equestrian competitions during this event attract thousands of visitors. During the Oskar von Wolkenstein ride the participants ride from Trostburg over the mountain's castle in Kastelruth, the Seiser fairground, the Völs lake and Prösels castle, alternately to one of the three places where then a big medieval festival takes place.
Törggelen: a highlight in autumn
A visit during Törggelen is particularly appreciated by our visitors during autumn. This is an old custom, according to which immediately after the harvest a meal is taken together in friendly company. Here besides grape must and young wine roasted chestnuts, nuts and sweet donuts are served. The main course is mainly made up, besides smoked dry sausages and speck, by simple dishes from the South Tyrolean cuisine. A popular alternative are also hearty pork dishes with sausages, salt pork, dumplings and sauerkraut.