Experience & Relax...

Vacations on the farm are a special experience for young and old. This means that our guests can really feel free and experience nature with all their senses.

  • You can stroke all animals and help with the feeding.
  • Explore the outdoor world of farming with all its machinery, cows, calves, chickens, and cats.
    In the stables while feeding and milking, or when working on the fields.
  • You are welcome to take part in the farmwork and to gain experience for life.
  • Your little ones can enjoy themselves at the playground, while you can enjoy the beautiful panorama.

Sights and experiences…

  • Alpe di SiusiWith 56 square kilometres, the Alpe di Siusi/Seiser Alm is the largest mountain plateau in Europe. A holiday on the Alpe di Siusi is guaranteed to please sports enthusiasts, families and pleasure-seekers in equal measure.
    300 days of sun, a wealth of flora with around 790 different species of plants, and the “UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites” dominate Europe’s largest mountain plateau.
  • Hiking tour from Castelrotto to the Marinzen alpine pasture: Take a break at the Marinzenhütte with a beautiful sun terrace and on the rustic Schafstallhütte (about 15 minutes’ walk, past the witch chairs). There is also a petting zoo for children, a children’s playground and a fish pond for fishing.
  • Bulaccia/Puflatsch
  • Geologists’Path: The natural geological path certainly is one of the most interesting geological excursions in the Dolomites.

Churches

  • Church steeple of Castelrotto/KastelruthWith a height of 88 meters, the church steeple in Castelrotto is not only the highest in the vicinity, it’s also the one with the most-beautiful-sounding bells.
  • Castellum ruptum bzw. Church of Saint  Antonius at the sasso: From the square Kraus it is a short and steep path to the “Calvary”, or to the “Kofel” the inhabitants call this hill. If you are up there, you have a magnificent view over Castelrotto with its imposing bell tower and the mountains Santner and Sciliar.
  • The St. Valentine’s Church above Siusi: The Church of St. Valentine, located above Siusi, is surrounded by meadows and fields. This church originating from the 13th century stands in an idyllic location, with the Sciliar massif and the Santner peak in the background. With several well-preserved frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries, this building is precious also regarding art history.
  • The Church of Saint Anna in Ploj:  The St. Anna Church is located on a rock beam at the foot of the Sciliar, at the entrance of Siusi. The baroque building from the 17th century is a popular destination during every season.
  • Parish church Santa Croce
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    The Parish Church Santa Croce was realized by the architects A. Fingerle and M. Amonn and consecrated in the year 1950. The four small stained glass windows in the apse and the baptismal font made of copper sheet of the artist Martin Rainer are particularly worth seeing.
  • The “Maria-Hilf” Church in Siusi: The parish church of “Maria-Hilf” is located in the centre of Siusi and dates back to the 17th century. The church was built in the early Baroque style and restored from 1975 to 1995. The church was and still is a popular pilgrimage destination.

Museen

  • Museum of the “Kastelruther Spatzen
  • Farmers museumMichl Jaider has collected various objects and customs over the centuries. The farmer museum gives a look in the daily life and mental world of the ancestors of the farmers of Kastelruth/Castelrotto. All of the individual exhibits combine to form a cohesive whole and provide vivid impressions of the lives of the people of days long past.
    Open: Daily – except Wednesday – from early-March to mid-November, from 8:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. Free admission.
  • Scool Museum Tagusa/Taguens

Markets

  • Weekly market at Castelrotto
  • Farmer’s market at Castelrotto
  • Castelrotto Christmas Market: You can really feel the Christmas atmosphere.

Castles

    • Trostburg Castle in Ponte Gardena Trostburg is also known beyond South Tyrol, because it was the seat of the Lords of Wolkenstein and as such was the childhood home of Oswald von Wolkenstein (1377–1445), arguably the most important Early New High German poet and composer. The castle’s noteworthy attractions include valuable testimonies of history such as three Roman dedication stones (180 AD), a Gothic Stube parlor with a triple barreled vault (before 1407), a spacious Renaissance Hall, a loggia painted with coats of arms and one of the largest historical wine presses in South Tyrol.
    • The Hauenstein ruin: The Hauenstein/Castelvecchio ruin, at the feet of the Santner peak, was built in the 12th century by the Lords of Hauenstein and enlarged in the 15th and 16th century. One of the owners was the famous minnesinger Oswald von Wolkenstein. The ruin can be reached from Seis/Siusi.
    • Castel Seligo
    • Prösels Castle Fiè allo Sciliar: Prösels Castle was built around 1200 by the Counts von Völs, aristocratic servants of the Bishops of Bressanone. In the early 16th century it was extended and converted by the Governor of Tyrol, Leonhard von Völs, to a Renaissance castle. The current castle is almost exclusively Leonhard’s works.

swimming lake and swimming pool in the Dolomites

    • Swimming pool Telfen: In the Telfen pool, adults and children can cool down on a hot summer day and enjoy a swim with a view over the Santner peak.
      Tip: only 2 min. away.
    • The Laghetto di Fiè/Völser Weiher Lake: It is part of the Sciliar-Catinaccio Nature Reserve and has been classified as one of the cleanest swimming lakes in Italy for many years.

Given the altitude, cool freshness is a certainty: The Telfen pool and the Laghetto di Fiè are located at around 1,000m a.s.l.

Various…

    • Golf Course St. VigilFor the golfers among you
    • Reithof Unterlanzin: Enjoy guided riding lessons.
    • Oswald von Wolkenstein Riding Tournamen
    • Spatzen Open Air/Festival of the Kastelruther Spatzen
    • Alpe di Siusi Half-marathon
    • Schlern/Sciliar Music Festival
    • Summer Classics
    • Strudel festival: Local delicacy in a multitude of forms, made with a variety of pastries and stuffed with apples, curd and plums.
    • Festival for the return of the animals – Alpe di Siusi

Winter holidays on our farm in the Dolomites

The Alpe di Siusi has around 60 kilometres of family-friendly ski slopes and 60 kilometres of well-prepared ski tracks.
A real paradise for skiers, cross-country skiers, snowboarders and freestyle skiers. Together with the neighbouring resort of Gardena it will be near 175 kilometres . Through the winter wonderland at the foot of the Sciliar, the Sasso Lungo and Sasso Piatto.

The perfectly groomed slopes and a variety of difficult levels, offers you breathtaking views, modern cable cars and a good range of traditional mountain huts.

The Alpe di Siusi has also a direct access to the Sella Ronda. It is a 26km long famed ski tour around the Sella Massif.

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