St. Oswald

The enchanted hamlet of St. Oswald high over the Eisack / Isarco Valley in the Seiser Alm vacation region has all the earmarks of a typical little South Tyrolean village: a church, three inns, and about 25 farmsteads. There's also a little alpine school with some ten schoolchildren, a volunteer fire department with 25 active firefighters, and several clubs which help shape the community's social structure.

This restful oasis of peace and relaxation also features two small fish ponds. And you definitely should come and view the unique natural phenomenon of the ice-holes.While there is frequently still snow on the ground in the spring on the Seiser Alm, in St. Oswald, the apple-trees are already in bloom. It truly is a mild and sun-drenched year-round hiking paradise.

In the autumn, St. Oswald offers the unique pleasure of TörggelensAt the Tschötscherhof, too, you can enjoy roasted chestnuts and fresh fruits. If you'd like to try something heartier, we will be happy to serve you barley soup, local pastries, meat platters with sauerkraut, dumplings, and peeled potatoes – all made using home-grown products.

The Seiser Alm / Alpe di Siusi

The Seiser Alm has an area of 6,000 hectares and is known far and wide as Europe's largest high-altitude meadow landscape. The main communities are Saltria, Compatsch, Joch, Piz, while numerous alpine huts also dot the landscape.

As part of the Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park, this unique landscape of the Seiser Alm vacation region boasts extensive alpine meadows and an abundance of flora and fauna. The mountain vistas you can enjoy from the Seiser Alm include views of the majestic summits of the Langkofel, Plattkofel, and Schlern.

Both in the summer and the winter, the Seiser Alm is a paradise for families, couples, sports enthusiasts, and active vacationers. It offers countless holiday options, including: hiking, free-climbing, biking, paragliding, horseback-riding, swimming, sun-bathing, strolling, or just relaxing. For winter sports fans, it offers skiing in the Gröden Seiser Alm Dolomiti Superski Area. There, you'll find well-groomed slopes for every skill level, so families are guaranteed to enjoy the time of their lives. Families coming to South Tyrol will be pleased to find Seiser Alm Kids Funparks, ski kindergartens, and ski classes for children. The alpine huts which dot the landscape are a real highlight – where you can enjoy all the hearty dishes that South Tyrolean cuisine has to offer.

Kastelruth / Castelrotto

The quaint little village of Kastelruth is known far and wide as the home of the "Kastelruther Spatzen." It is also the main community of the Seiser Alm. In every season, Kastelruth has something to offer. In the summertime, visitors come to enjoy its 350 km of hiking trails, undertake biking tours, and explore its running trails. In the wintertime, the nearby Seiser Alm beckons with its many options to go skiing, tobogganing, and cross-country skiing.

The area is predestined for families on holiday. In Kastelruth, one can stroll along enchanting paths which lead to the "Witches' Chairs," to the "Kofel" cult site, to the local recreational zone, or to the adventure children's playground. And no visit to this area would be complete without seeing the Seiser Alm "Witches' Magic" and the Seiser Alm Adventure Farmstead.

And if you'd like to view Kastelruth from up high, you can climb the 298 steps of the 82-meter-high church belfry and enjoy the stunning view from the top.

Seis am Schlern / Siusi allo Sciliar

The village of Seis am Schlern is situated at the foot of the Seiser Alm and of the Schlern, in the UNESCO World Nature Heritage Site of the Dolomites. From here, you can continue via the aerial tram to Europe's highest alpine meadow – the Seiser Alm.

Besides its numerous hiking trails and mountainbike routes, Seis features the 18-hole, 69-par St. Vigil – Seis Golf Course. Due to its idyllic location beneath the mighty Schlern, this course is considered one of the most-beautiful golf courses of South Tyrol.

For families, the legendary Oswald von Wolkenstein Trail to the ruins of the castle of Salegg and Hauenstein is ideal. In the wintertime, Seis am Schlern offers nearby ski slopes, cross-country ski runs, and winter hiking trails on the Seiser Alm.

As far as music is concerned, Seis am Schlern offers something for every taste: In the summertime, you can relax and enjoy various classical music concerts. In the wintertime, there's the exciting WinterMusicFestival Swing on Snow, a mix of traditional folk music, jazz, pop, soul, and classical music

And the famed "Strudel Festival Weeks" and the "Dumpling Festival" are an excellent opportunity to sample local cuisine. Not to mention the quaint local custom of Törggelen in the autumn.



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