Bolzano Travel Guide

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Bolzano Things to Do

  • Alto Adige

    Bolzano is located in the Dolomites, with easy access to the most beautiful places of Alto Adige. The vines with the mountais in the background compose excelent landscapes, here and there enriched by man's addictions.I was there in a professional visit, but what I saw made me wish to go back, with a "tourist eye". I will!

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  • Bolzano/Bozen Tourist Office

    There is a small tourist office right on Waltherplatz. They do offer a guided tour of the city in several different languages, including German and Italian. The tour, as i remember it, was good, going into good detail about the Cathedral and the works of art contained therein. You were also taken to the Archeology Museum to see Oetzi the Iceman and...

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  • Assumption of Our Lady

    This cathedral is the most remarkable monument in Bolzano, combining Romanesque and Gothic styles. Started in the 12Th century the Gothic look was given in the 14th, using reddish and yellow sandstone.Doors, altars, pulpit, frescoes and the architecture itself are reasons to visit with time.

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  • Wine Route in South Tyrol

    Gourmets have an express attraction around Bolzano - the wine route. The vineyards are visible from the highway, but this kind of tourism means... time. Exactly what we missed, but, at least, we had time to taste a wine!

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  • Oetzi the Iceman

    Wonderfully preserved mummy discovered in 1991 housed in the Sud Tirol Museum of Archeology.Oetzi is supposed to be the oldest natural mummy (as opposed to mummified like the egyptians) from the Copper Age. The mummy was in such a fine state of preservation that scientists were able to determine the approximate location of the village he grew up in...

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  • Assumption of our Lady Cathedral of...

    The Cathedral, located on Waltherplatz (the main square) is a mixture of styles, mainly Italian Romanesque and the High Gothic. It was finished in the 1500's though the structure has existed since the 1100's. The belltower is the work of the Swabian sculptor Hans Lutz von Schussenried. Interestingly, though the cathedral is gothic, and quite...

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Bolzano Restaurants

  • what a bier

    Great brewery with a summer garden; excellent and cheap bier. Actually I have eaten just some speck and cheese so I cannot judge how good the food is.

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  • They closed down my favourite...

    Cavallino Bianco (its German name is Weisses Roessl) is a well known restaurant not far from the Municipal Square. It has some wooden pannelled dining room and a small area where you can eat "al fresco", but under a roof.Here they serve many typical dishes and also some fish specialities.Closing day; saturday afternoon and sunday. I had goulash,...

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  • Tradition in Sud Tirol

    In Bolzano (Bozen in German) town centre you can find this nice and comfortable restaurant, a real institution for the town. Everybody know it. First of all, you have to be ready to be seated with other people, at least for lunch, when the restaurant is full of student and employees. At evening the ambience is much more intimate.The menu is full of...

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  • Weisses Rössl

    This restaurant is a huge restaurant, but still it has a nice atmosphere to it! There are various rooms one behind the other and a little courtyard. We had lunch here and enjoyed it quite a bit!Despite the size this place was full, when we came there - it must have a good reputation! We shared the table with a man who goes here quite often and he,...

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  • Fischbänke

    This place captivated me with its charme at once and I can only highly recommend it to you!"Fischbänke" means "fish banks" and this place used to be the old fish market of Bolzano. You can still see the marble fish banks that are now part of the outside restaurant. Various cane chairs, oleander plants and various little signs with funny and...

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  • On the way to Meran

    On the way to Meran, just out of Bozen and quite close to the hospital (krankenhaus !) you can find Moritzingerhof a nice restaurant with typical sud-tirol food. Filet with mushroom !!!!!!!! ... and don't forget to taste the smoked ham they usually serve you as a starter !

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Bolzano Nightlife

  • Music Festival

    Just 20 minutes away from Bolzano you will arrive in this small and pictoresque village in Sud Tirol, where this live music spot attracts a lot of people. Festivals about different kind of music are organized all year long. The acuostic is good and there is also a gallery with chairs, if you do not like stay standing for all the time. No problem

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  • Carnival nights

    Do I have right to put any nightlife tip if didn't stay overnight in Bolzano? I gurss not. Anyway, this is invitation for those who will be in the area:Come to Bolzao on Saturday 01/03/2003 and enjoy in local carnival, do not miss it if there.

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  • Dolomites - VAL DI FASSA

    Vigo di Fassa where we stayed is a small, quiet village that my parents would just love. Campitello and Canazei are places where more young people hung out. There is a really nice disco-pub, apres ski bar - Lieber Augustin in Canazei.

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Bolzano Transportation

  • Trains to Bolzano/Bozen

    When you are on the Trenitalia website trying to find a way to get to this area you will see that you enter Bolzano in the search phrase and it will come up with nothing.This is because all names in this area are listed in both languages. hence you put in Bolzano Bozen and you will find what you are looking for.

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  • Moving on- nearby destinations

    1. Bolzano/Bozen is the regional hub for transportation for all of SudTirol/Alto Adige. Efficient bus connections to cities in the mountains and valleys. Get more information on your destination at the Tourist Office.2. Innsbruck, Austria- 120 km away (1.25hours). Easily accessible on the train.3. Verona, Italy- 150 km away. (about 1.5 hours)....

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  • Uncanny resemblance

    I was waiting outside Bolzano/Bozen train station for the bus that would take me up to Castelrotto. The bus driver parked his bus and came outside to have a cigarette and wait.He had the most incredible resemblance to Richard Gere that I have ever seen.Funny thing was that he had no idea who Richard Gere even was, but he was more than amusedwhen I...

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Bolzano Shopping

  • Everything is handmade there.

    Here you can buy some beautiful gifts to take home.At S. W. they sell various kinds of handmade things. I mean items made of glass, wood, porcelain and so on. Here you can find statues, lamps, candles and lots of home decorations.

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  • Sports Gear

    Good sports store. They call themselves the best in the alps. Selection is good. Have some good prices on own stuff as well.Just being remodeled at the moment.Have a good restaurant as well on back side.

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  • Portici - Lauben

    The "Lauben" or "Portici" are arcades that have lots of wonderful shops inside: fashion, books, souvenirs and handicraft - so this makes it the perfect shopping area of Bolzano. The arcades give shade during the hot summer months, but also protection against rain or snow in the colder seasons.Even if you do not want to buy anything, do not hesitate...

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Bolzano Local Customs

  • The Christmas market.

    For almost the entire month of december a Christmas market is held in piazza Walther; the main square of Bolzano.There you can buy some Christmas crafts, typical food products and various other things. You can also have a glass (or more) of mulled wine; some other drinks and something to eat.At the Christmas market you can also enjoy some concerts,...

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  • The Pumpkin's Festival.

    At the beginning of october in piazza (square) Walter, the local florists create some nice spots with pumpkins, flowers and other things.Besides the colorful creations this festival includes a competition. You can enter this bringing the biggest and heaviest pumpkin.At this festival there are also various kinds of pumpkins, gadgets, books and...

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  • Murals

    There are so many most wonderful murals to be seen in the city center of Bolzano, so do make sure to check them out! My favourite one was the peacock more or less across the street from the restaurant "Weisses Rössel".

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Bolzano Warnings and Dangers

  • Bolzano Visitor Card

    for 23 euro, the card offers free access to up to 80 museums and sights around the region (including the museum of archeology. However, to make this worthwhile you would probably have to stay in the region at least for a week. The tourist office website also does not advise that there are other discount cards that offer discounts for entry into the...

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  • Flood waves - who would have thought...

    When taking a stroll along the Talvera river, we found this strange sign - to me it looked like a dolphin or something like that.... We then had a closer look and the warning is about sudden flood waves that can occur here - well, I guess with all that snowmelt it is quite reasonable, but also because of manoevers on hydraulic plants!So, do watch...

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  • No parking

    If you drive to Bozen you have to know that even if you park in a polite manner you're in a no-parking area !!! This is not a joke: you have to be granted on parking around the city by the hotel where you stay (well, if you stay in a hotel); they usually ask you for a bail and they give you a sort of a 'green card' to be shown on your car during...

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Bolzano What to Pack

  • Packing List

    Don't forget to pack your ski equipment!!! And before leaving Dolomites I would love to pack some snow and sun... Sigh

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  • Packing List

    Waterproofs and walking boots with good non slip soles eg Vibram. We found two books gave good detailed instructions for walks in the area. Both are by Gillian Price and printed by Cicerone press. Walking in the Dolomites and Walking in the Central Italian Alps. About £11 each.Good maps showing contours and giving a good idea of how steep your...

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  • Packing List

    I didn't have no hiking shoes, but I brought a very good pair up there!!!You need them! Look at what mountains you gonna climb!!!!! so don't be stupid, to go with your dancing shoes... ;-)

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Bolzano Off The Beaten Path

  • Castel Roncolo.

    Castel Roncolo, or Schloss Runkelstein was first built in 1237, rebuilt in 1385 and restored various times. It is made up of three buildingsThis castle is well known for its frescoes. in fact many inner walls are decorated with frescoes painted from 1385. Most of these are in good state. These describe scenes from public games, knights in armours...

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  • Fishbaenke Doctor Streiter's...

    This nice bar-restaurant is situated where the old fish market was. It is open from april to october.Fishbaenke D. S. W. is located just some meter far from piazza della Frutta (or Obstplatz); in Via Streiter.

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  • The church in the mountain

    This fabulous church, built in the mountain of the Adige river canyon, is situated approx. 2 km before entering in the town of Rovereto. It looks just amazing. I wonder if it is reachable by the road? I hope to find out it on my next trip to this area.

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Bolzano Favorites

  • Useful phone numbers

    The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,...

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  • Lake Garda

    we went here by bus from Bolzano, awesome lake, the biggest lake of Italy.i remember beautifull houses/hotels when walkingvery pittoresque! more infoagain no pictures at my home:-)

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  • In the seventies (yes long...

    In the seventies (yes long time ago)i have been to the Dolomites, stayed at Kiens,a small city and i visited Venice offcourse! What a beautifull city. I also visited the Garda-lake, Trentino, Verona and some other beautifull places Kronplatz Holiday Region with its 15 constituent parts: Bruneck, Al Plan-S. Vigilio, Olang, St. Lorenzen, Kiens,...

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Monumento alla Vittoria
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Piazza Walther/ Waltherplatz
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Maretsch Castle- Castello Mareccio
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The cathedral (duomo)
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See Otzi at the Sudtirol Archaeology Museum
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Day trip to the the Dolomites
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By train
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By bicycle
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EXPLORE BOLZANO AND SURROUNDINGS
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Stroll to Castel Roncolo
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Wine tasting
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The Earth Pyramids
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Walking until Tufflaml
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Visit Renon (Ritten) with 100 years old railway
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Few words in Italian
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Pian delle Fugazze
Off The Beaten Path
Some lovely facades
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Chiesa e chiostro dei Francescani
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The Old Fishermen's Market
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The Fountain
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The Dominican church.
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Do not miss the wines route!
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A walk along the Talvera river
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Bilingualism
Local Customs
Explore the narrow streets
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Obstmarkt
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Walk!
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Piazza Walther
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Tourist information
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By bus
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The Dominican Church
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The Cathedral
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Cloister of the Dominican Church
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Useful links
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Otzi, the 5300 year old man
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Bolzano ( Bozen ) city square.
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Castel Roncolo ( Schloss Runkelstein )
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Different view of Castel Mareccio
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Bolzano-Bozen duomo, dom, cathedral.
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Castel Mareccio in Bolzano.
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