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Renon & surroundings

Worth seeing in Renon
„Here on the Renon it is divinely beautiful ...“ Sigmund Freud

Even Sigmund Freud was impressed by Renon`s picturesque beauty with a unique view above the dolomits.
Many tourist attractions show the culture and traditions that have left their traces.

Renon`s famous earth pyramidsRenon`s famous earth pyramidsThe earth pyramids are the highest and most beautiful all throughout Europe. You can find them near the Weberhof on the 'Kaiserweg' between Longomoso and Monte di Mezzo. Beside those in Monte di Mezzo you can also find some in Soprabolzano and Auna di sotto.
Renon`s narrow-gauge railwayRenon`s narrow-gauge railwayRenon's narrow-gauge railway or so called 'Bahndl' has become a landmark for the Renon. It is a popular mean of tansport to reach Oberbozen-Himmelfahrt starting from Collalbo. Going by railway is a real highlight for tourists but also for locals.
The commandery of LongomosoThe commandery of LongomosoThe commandery of Longomoso was a pilgrim hospice built in the 13th century to cater pilgrims and even the emperor. Once  the 'Kaiserweg' that went through Renon was an important connection between the north and the south.
In the 17th century the hospice was rebuilt and outfitted with baroque-styled rooms.
Very frequently cultural events take place in the commandery of Longomoso.
Beekeeping Museum PlattnerhofBeekeeping Museum PlattnerhofAnother place worth seeing is the Beekeeping Museum Plattnerhof in Costalovara. On a little hill you can find th historical farm covered with its thatched and shingle roof. The farm is one of the oldest in Renon. There you can discover anything considering bees and beekeeping in South Tyrol. In addition to this the old life on the farm can be understood easily having an insight to a time long before modernism and technology.

Bolzano & surroundings

The capital city BolzanoThe capital city BolzanoThe capital city Bolzano is a favourite spot to visit all through the year. You can reach it by funicular within 30 minutes. In the meantime you can enjoy  an incredible view over the whole city and a marvellous view above the dolomites.

Bolzano is considered a special spot because of its mix between alpine and mediterranean.
The old town invites you to stroll around all the picturesque alleys, the piazza Walther, its cafés, historical pubs, trendy restaurants and the daily fruit market in piazza delle erbe.
Going for a shopping spree through the medieval arcades that provide a mixture between traditional and modern shops where italian fashion meets the traditional one.
Furthermore Bolzano has a plenty of art-historical buildings such as churches, squares, museums (archaelogical museum with its glacier mummy 'Ötzi'), castles and monasteries.
Beautiful ctiy of MeranoBeautiful ctiy of MeranoAnother city to visit is Merano. The old spa town was once the centre of the Tyrolian count's land. The mild mediterranean climate contributet to its importance for the count. Traces of that time can be found in the magnificent buildings all through Merano.
The botanic gardens of Trauttmansdorff are a real enjoyment for all senses. The Austrian empress 'Sissi' spent her winter holidays in the castle of Trauttmansdorff.
In the heart of the city there are thermal baths, an alpine spa oasis.
The episcopal city of BressanoneThe episcopal city of BressanoneThe episcopal city of Bressanone in Val d'Isarco is called 'the gate to the South'. For those who love art Bressanone is a real goldmine but you can also go for a stroll and enjoy Bressanone and its charming alleys to the fullest.
Chiusa ...the picturesque city of artsChiusa ...the picturesque city of artsA highly recommended destination is Chiusa, the picturesque city of arts not far from our Weberhof.
Above Klausen there is Säben which once was a powerful monastery.
The colourful old town with beautiful alleys and handsome fronts attracts many tourists.
Even the artist Albrecht Dürer travelled to Chiusa and let himself inspire by the city. These days also other artists and poets went to Chiusa. The traces they left behind can be found also nowadays in historical places and buildings.
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