The blog site about South Tyrol. You will read stories of places, landscapes, people, customs and cooking - real stories written by life.
südtirol privat – these are local places offering bed & breakfast; houses with not more than 5 apartments or 8 rooms, where you can have an authentic holiday with a friendly welcome by your hosts and breakfast served with a smile. In this blog we tell their stories. The taste of South Tyrol South Tyrol active The culture of South Tyrol Bed&Breakfast in South Tyrol When the mountain croons – Schlager songs in the snow
I have to make one thing clear from the outset: I don’t actually like Schlager songs. OK, if they play one or two at a party, I might sway along or sing with the chorus, just for fun with everyone else, as the songs are mostly sung in a very good mood. Going to a Schlager concert, though... But we all know that you should never say never, and so ...
Winter in the mountains – in close-up
For an adventure without skis, a snowshoe excursion is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of winter in the mountains, with a snowshoe excursion the ideal way to combine sport, mountains and nature in the cold months of the year. So, accompanied by my best buddy, I decided to savour this to the full in the Gröden Valley. As my alarm goes off ...
Cultural stronghold South Tyrol
The small country of South Tyrol boasts an impressive number of 800 fortresses and castles: an excellent motivation for having a closer look at the witnesses of long gone times. The museums inside, the splendid gardens outside and the hikes around South Tyrol’s historic castles (or their remnants) are ideal destinations for informative (holiday) ...
A trip with the kids through the “ski country” of South Tyrol - südtirol-privat blogger Sabine tells you everything you need to know about the region’s family-friendly ski areas! Skiing with the kids Visitors - and in particular families - frequently ask me what are the best ski areas here. Thinking ahead is certainly a necessity when it comes to ...
Eden? Correct! A winter paradise in Toblach
The Oberhammer family’s top tips for winter
Looking up at the summits from the deepest Puster Valley reveals a glittering winter wonderland! Lovers of peace and quiet and winter sports fans alike will find what they are looking for in the snowy-white world here; while true enthusiasts will have been ski mountaineering since the early morning. Ready! So where to? We have brought us the best ...
An autumn holiday in Dorf Tirol
“Törggelen” at the Haus Ortswies 37
Autumn features the culinary tradition of “Törggelen” in South Tyrol. And that means: it’s time for roasted chestnuts! At the Haus Ortswies 37 in Dorf Tirol this is done the traditional way: chestnuts are collected in the woods, roasted over an open fire, shaken in the “Keschtnriggl”, a braided basket used to shake the hot chestnuts to separate ...
A holiday with your dog in South Tyrol
All that you need to know – explained by our pro!
What are the requirements for holidaymakers wishing to bring along their dog to South Tyrol? Is it necessary to bring a muzzle? Which vaccinations are compulsory? What should you always carry with you when you’re going hiking with your dog? Our pro has all the info for you. And with our pet specialists you’ll be in the best of hands!
Towns of true character
Mountains, orchards, vineyards: when we think of South Tyrol, these are probably the first images that spring to mind. But why should this be? In these eight towns and cities of South Tyrol can be sensed the Italian flavour that cannot be found in the more rural areas. This is where the best of two cultures comes together: the “vita italiana” and ...
Of strong women, cold feet and warm hearts
A visit to Haus Pichler in Welschnofen
I’m sitting across Rosa and Ulrike in their cosy snug, calmly stirring my afternoon coffee. A little chat is simply part of the fun when I’m on holiday. My gaze wanders out of the window from time to time. While the lovely view of the Latemar hasn’t changed at all, much has happened in the course of the years here at Haus Pichler, as the two ...
Mountains of family fun. Literally!
A family holiday in South Tyrol
Up to the Vigiljoch mountain with the cable car and even further up with the chairlift: after a family-friendly hike you’ll reach the Gampl Alm hut, where there is plenty of adventure and culinary bliss waiting for you! South Tyrol is simply perfect for families – and the family specialists among the private hosts have lots of wonderful insider ...
Pets very welcome
Selfmade, handmade – heartmade
A holiday without our dog Stella? For me and my family this is something simply unimaginable. For people like us who would never dream of leaving home without their four-legged friends, Silke and Werner at the Haus Sonngarten in Villnöss are the perfect hosts: they are open to the outside world while passionate about the little things – real ...
Of adventures and wild men
A tour through the wilds of Eppan
The weather for our last-but-one day in Eppan was clear - as clear as the fact that we both would be out and about. My husband had decided for a challenging bike tour of the Mendel and Gampen passes - and I had no wish to stand in his way, as I had my own plans for this late summer’s day ! We’ll take both! So, after having had breakfast together ...