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 regions 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.

Ask for information at our reception for day tours in and outside of South Tyrol, hiking maps, bike routes for cyclists, tips for restaurants and much more.


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 Castelfeder hill. 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 remains of the Castelfeder 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: musical plays every summer for 2-3 days on a floating stage.

Museums and exhibitions

The South Tyrolean museum offers an exciting variety: history, art or nature - museum and 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
Bolzano, the capital city

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 by 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.


A rainy day on your vacation? Then go to the Museum of Bolzano, shopping or simply for a walk in Bolzano.
For advices, 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 South Tyrolean Nature
  • 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 train 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 also is the shopping mall Twenty.

Other destinations around 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 minutes
Some Attractions
  • easy hikes nearby
  • taking the bike facing south or north
  • hike through the nature park Monte Corno
  • explore the mountains by mountain bike
  • hiking through the Dolomites
  • by motorcycle through the Dolomites
  • visit various museums and exhibitions
  • a trip to the cities of Bolzano and Merano
  • and many more


Tip: Mobil Card

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