The joys of winter

Winter holidays at the Gasthof Kohlern

Ski slopes, cable cars, cross-country ski trails? There are none of these in Kohlern, just winter in its original form, with winter walks, snowshoeing, or wandering through white forests and over snowy expanses, cheeks red and eyes wide open. The quiet season has found rest on this mountain landscape since time immemorial.

But, if you still wish to explore the winter world on skis or on a toboggan, there are plenty of resorts around Kohlern to choose from: the Dolomites are just across the way! South Tyrol’s biggest and best ski areas are within easy reach: Obereggen, Carezza and Alta Badia, Val Gardena and the Seiser Alm, with the Sella Ronda and the Ski World Cup. The Bozen Card Plus even offers free travel there and back! Afterwards enjoy a sauna, a massage, a slow food menu; or perhaps just a cup of tea and a good book. Winter has many facets – and so does the Gasthof Kohlern!

Just a cable car ride away – down in the valley below the mountain – the Christmas markets brighten the city and many a village in December. There is hand-prepared, home-cooked food, the scent of mulled wine, the spirit of Christmas in the air. Traditional wooden huts stand on Bozen’s Waltherplatz, on Meran’s Passerpromenade, in Brixen’s old town – tradition, culture and magic all in one. Merry Christmas and a Happy Winter!