Experience South Tyrol

Magic of diversity

From the Hotel Markushof you can explore not only the southern part of South Tyrol, but the entire region and the neighbouring provinces of Trentino and Belluno.

Whether by car, motorcycle or bicycle the central location offers you all possibilities. You prefer public transport? The train and bus station in Ora are not that far from our hotel.

At our reception,you receive information on day tours in and outside of South Tyrol, hiking maps, bike routes for cyclists, tips for restaurants and much more.

Some Attractions
  • easy hikes in the immediate vicinity
  • Using the bike facing south or north
  • hike in the nature park Monte Corno
  • explore the mountains by mountain bike
  • hiking in the Dolomites
  • by motorcycle through the Dolomites
  • visit various museums and exhibitions
  • a trip to the towns of Bolzano, Merano
  • and many more
Culture

Haderburg: the castle above Salorno provides an insight into the medieval times. Also various events (music, literature, folklore) are held on the Haderburg.

Barbara Chapel: only ruins bear witness to the former chapel on the hill Castelfeder. The Chapel of St. Barbara is mentioned in records of the year 950. After about 1750, the chapel had slowly disintegrated. Cultural public can not only see on the Castelfeder the remains of the chapel, but also an altar shrine at the National Museum in Bolzano.

Freilichtspiele in Egna: with the theatricals in Egna, the outdoor games have established to a cultural event in the south of South Tyrol.

Seespiele at Lake Caldaro: every summer on 2-3 days on a floating stage there take place musical plays.

Museums and exhibitions

The South Tyrol's museums offer an exciting variety: history, art or nature - museums ad exhibitions in the surroundings are a destination for all. Here are some tips:

  • Archaeological Museum, Ötzi in Bolzano
  • Messner Mountain Museum in Firmiano
  • GEOmuseo to Aldino
  • Visitor Center Nature Park Monte Corno
  • Tyrol Museum of Wine in Caldaro
  • Folk Culture Museum in Egna
Bozen, die Landeshauptstadt

From the Hotel Markushof you can reach Bolzano, the capital city of South Tyrol, by car in about 15 minutes. The train to Bolzano requires 16 minutes and leads directly to the centre, without having to search for a parking space. But you can explore Bolzano even with the bike. The paved bicycle trail leads right into the centre of Bolzano. Without hurrying on the bike path you should be in about an hour in the centre of Bolzano.

 

One day of rainy weather on vacation, then go to Bolzano Museum, shopping or simply a walk in Bolzano.
For advices for Bolzano, according to your wishes, please contact us at the reception.

Bolzano offers a variety of attractions and museums. The most famous museum is the Museum of Archaeology, which is colloquially known as Ötzi museum because of the exhibited Iceman.

Some sights and museums in Bolzano:

  • Museum of Archaeology: in the former building of the Austrian- Hungarian National Bank (built 1887)
  • Castel Roncolo
  • City Museum
  • Museum of Nature of South Tyrol
  • Museion - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Mercantile Museum
  • School Museum
  • Messner Mountain Museum Firmian

Tip: With the museumobil Card you can use all public transport and have free access to 80 museums in South Tyrol. The Hotel Markushof is near to the railway station in Ora.

Shopping in Bolzano, a shopping experience

Bolzano is the most important and the largest shopping centre in South Tyrol. In addition to the historic arcades of Bolzano, which are full of shops, but also bars, not far from centre there is the shopping mall called Twenty.

Other destinations from Bolzano

Do a trip to the mountains directly from Bolzano, for example, with one of the three cable cars.

  • Colle, Bolzano’s home mountain is the starting point for hikes and walks
  • San Genesio, for a walking tour through the Salten definitely worth a trip.
  • Renon, reachable with the circulation cable car which runs every 4 minute

 

Tip: Mobil Card

With the Mobilcard all public transport in South Tyrol can be used on 3 or 7 days.