Do you want to embark on an exciting journey into the world of our ancestors? Then the Collepietra/Steinegg Museum is the right place for you. Ancient wooden rooms, chambers, workspaces, and the Resurrection Chapel take you back to the past of South Tyrol.
There is not much left to explore from the former imposing double castle below the village of Collepietra/Steinegg. Nevertheless, an excursion to this sight in Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen is a highlight for castle fans and romantics. The ascent to the castle is a bit adventurous and surefootedness is required.
The cathedral in the Dolomites – this is the name given to the impressive pilgrimage church in Weißenstein, which is regarded as a unique place of energy in an untouched natural landscape. The history of the Basilica Minor dates back to 1553, when the mountain farmer Leonhard Weißensteiner was said to have seen St. Mary after falling into a gorge. In July 1988, Pope John Paul II visited the place of pilgrimage. Photos were then shared across the world.
In nearby Aldino/Aldein, lies South Tyrol’s most famous geological highlight: the GEOPARC Bletterbach. The “Grand Canyon” of South Tyrol can be explored along a nature trail that gives you a glimpse into the origins of the Dolomites and the world of rocks. Experience 40 million years of Earth’s history at every turn.
On eight impressive adventure trails, discoverers of all ages can immerse themselves in the spectacular mountain world of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Numerous works of art, interactive learning stations, relaxation areas, viewing platforms, weather stations, and Alpine huts line the path and invite you to marvel, discover, and enjoy.
The emerald green lake in Val d’Ega/Eggental is considered one of the most beautiful postcard pictures in South Tyrol. Embedded in an impressive mountain scenery, Carezza/Karersee lake is also known as the fairy-tale lake of the Dolomites. According to legend, the sorcerer Masaré threw pieces of the rainbow and jewels into the lake out of heartache, which is why the lake shimmers so beautifully.
About half an hour’s drive from our hotel in Nova Ponente/Deutschnofen is Bolzano/Bozen, the pulsating provincial capital. In addition to numerous shopping opportunities, interesting museums await you here, such as the South Tyrolean Archaeological Museum with the famous glacier mummy, Ötzi, the Museion for Modern and Contemporary Art, and Reinhold Messner’s museum, the MMM Firmian, in a fortress just outside the city.