Hiking paradise and sunny plateau ritten
For lovers of nature and activities Ritten is the place to be.
The Ritten railway opened for service on 13th August 1907, at that time connecting the main square of Bozen, the Waltherplatz, with Klobenstein, making Ritten easily accessible for tourism. It still connects Klobenstein and Oberbozen today. In addition, a cable car from Oberbozen to Bozen makes it very easy to get to the main city of South Tyrol.
The famous Earth Pyramids are among the most celebrated natural features on the Ritten. The raw material for the earth pyramids comes from moraine clays deposited by the main Eisack valley glacier, as well as local tributary glaciers, in the late ice age.
Bozen and surroundings
The capital city of South Tyrol, Bozen with its historic alleys, arcades and squares in the old town, has a romantic southern flair. Many museums and theatres provide insight into the history and culture of Bolzano. A must see for every tourist is the Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, the home of the famous iceman „Ötzi“, the Messner Mountain Museum of Reinhold Messner in Sigmundskron Castle and the scenic Runkelstein Castle. You can reach Bolzano easily and fast from Ritten by cable.
Meran: The gorgeous spa town of Merano is the seat of the popular thermal baths. Nearby, you can find the gardens of castle Trautmannsdorf where empress Sissi already spent her vacations
People who see these massive mountains are overwhelmed. And you will be, too. Born as coral reefs 250 million years ago, they proudly soared skywards and are nowadays a must see for all hikers and mountaineers. They got their name from the French mineralogist Dolomieu. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared UNESCO world heritage.