Girlan & surroundings
You can reach the smaller of the two Montiggler lakes - a great place for swimming - in just half an hour on foot from our house. Alternatively you can enjoy the larger Montiggler lake with its outdoor swimming pool. Lake Kalterer, which is also close by, is the perfect place for water sports fans.
Spring is a great time to go on hikes through the blossom, and in Autumn you can partake of the new season’s wines in the rustic local wine cellars. Southern South Tyrol has a wealth of easy and moderate hikes and mountain bike rides. The most beautiful and best known mountains in the Dolomites are within easy reach.
Culture-vultures are guaranteed to find something to interest them in Eppan. Eppan has more castles than any other area in Europe. More than two hundred historic and artistically valuable buildings bear witness to a rich history. You can also visit the Ötzi Museum in Bolzano and the South Tyrolean Museum of Wine in Kaltern.
The annual Christmas market in Waltherplatz in Bolzano tempts thousands of tourists to South Tyrol year after year.