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Hikes in Bolzano

South Tyrol, Italy

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The capital of South Tyrol is located in the center of the region. It impresses with its historic old town with arcades, museums and parks. At the same time, Bolzano represents the gateway to the Dolomites. The city is located in the middle of hilly vineyards in a protected valley basin. In the modern center of the city, modernity and tradition are harmoniously combined. However, it is also worth exploring the surroundings of Bolzano. Here you can experience great challenges and pure hiking pleasure.
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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Bolzano

Mit Ausblick nach Bozen
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Von Bozen nach Oberbozen
recommended route Difficulty easy
8.4 km
3:30 h
965 m
49 m
Aussichtsreiche Wanderung auf das Rittner Hochplateau mit Besuch des Hörtenberger Kreuzes
Abstieg zum Buschenschank Schluntner
Hiking trail · Leifers
Leiferer Höhenweg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
10.9 km
4:09 h
720 m
745 m
Aussichtsreiche Wanderung von Leifers nach St. Jakob auf einem Teilstück des Leiferer Höhenweges. Die Rückfahrt kann zu Fuß oder mit dem Linienbus gemacht werden.
Ausblick von den Schneiderwiesen
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
About the Titschen
Premium content Difficulty moderate
8.8 km
3:30 h
509 m
509 m
Leisurely circular hike with the best views over Bolzano and the South Tyrolean mountains
Rückblick auf Schloss Runkelstein
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
Via the Oswald Promenade to Runkelstein Castle
Premium content Difficulty easy
8.2 km
2:25 h
284 m
284 m
Round tour via the Oswald Promenade through the romantic landscape high above Bolzano with a visit to Runkelstein Castle
Gipfelrastplatz des Altenbergs
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Altenberg oder Montalto 1223m
recommended route Difficulty easy
14.2 km
5:00 h
1,050 m
1,050 m
Recht abwechslungsreiche, schattige Bergwaldwanderung am Gasthof Noafer vorbei (und zuletzt am Martinsweg) auf die kriegshistorisch (Flak) interessante Waldkuppe namens Altenberg westlich hoch über Bozen.
Einstieg in Schloss Greifenstein
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Sauschloss - Noafer - Kaktussiedlung
recommended route Difficulty easy
7.9 km
3:05 h
599 m
628 m
Lohnende Frühjahrs- bzw. Spätherbstwanderung an den Sonnenhängen von Siebeneich, hinauf zum sagenumwobenen Sauschloss (Greifenstein) zum Buschenschank Noafer und hinunter die Kaktussiedlung
Flakstellungen am Altenberg
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
Messner - Plattner - Oberglaning - Altenberg Flakstellung
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.9 km
5:00 h
700 m
700 m
Frühjahrswanderung in der Fraktion Glaning, vorbei an sonnenverwöhnte Höfe hinauf auf den Altenberg eine Flakstellung oberhalb Bozen erkunden und die Porphyrwände hinunter zurück zum Messnerhof
Die Flak-Stellung auf dem Altenberg
Hiking trail · Sarntal Alps
Über den Altenberg nach Bozen
recommended route Difficulty moderate
14.6 km
4:00 h
360 m
1,135 m
Wanderung von Jenesien über Glaning nach Bozen
Nun lässt sich auch der Rosengarten sehen.
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
Summer fresh air tour from Bolzano to Ritten
Premium content Difficulty difficult
10.4 km
4:00 h
1,070 m
115 m
From Rentsch über St. Justina to Signat and über the Keschtn and Sommerfrischweg to Oberbozen, with a detour to the little church of St. Jakob.
Der Kohlerer Berg von Welschnofen aus gesehen
Hiking trail · Fiemme Mountains
Über den Kohlerer Berg
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.6 km
4:00 h
740 m
490 m
Wanderung von Kohlern nach Deutschnofen
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Hikes around Klobenstein

The hiking trails lead you through the beautiful nature of South Tyrol. Many of the hikes start at the train station in Klobenstein. After about 30 minutes you will reach the viewing platforms of the earth pyramids. Here you can enjoy an impressive view of the earth pyramids. Now further hiking trails lead in the direction of the Maria Saal church. You will hike through beautiful, green forests that provide shade on hot summer days. On the tours starting in Klobenstein you can enjoy the beautiful nature and an incomparable view of the Dolomites.

Lake hike on the Ritten

Not for nothing is this tour considered one of the most dreamlike hikes in the area. It starts at the Wolfsgrubener lake on the Ritten. From there, like some hiking tours, it leads to the Mitterstieler See. A narrow path with a small climb leads to a viewpoint in a class of its own - an indescribably beautiful view of the Dolomites. You can look directly at the Rosengarten, Schlern and Latemar.
recommended route Difficulty easy
Distance 5.8 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 139 m
Descent 136 m

Kleine, aber feine Wanderung mit Start und Ziel am Wolfsgrubenersee bei Oberbozen

from Lisa Burgstaller,   Community

Hiking to the ruins of Rafenstein Castle

The castle ruin Rafenstein is a popular destination for numerous hikes. The valley station of the cable car to Jenesien is the starting point for several hiking tours. The hiking trails are quite steep, so you should have a good condition. The hikes are so well manageable. The hiking trails lead past beautiful vines and across green meadows. The ascent to the castle ruins of Rafenstein is quite steep, but you will be rewarded with a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to visit the castle ruins. It holds a lot of interesting information for you.
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
From Bolzano to the Rafenstein Ruin
Premium content Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.1 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 489 m
Descent 489 m

A tour of the city is combined with a hike to the Rafenstein ruins. From the historic chambers you can enjoy a magnificent view of Bolzano with its ...

from Viktoria Specht,   ADAC Wanderführer
On the panoramic trail Schwarzseespitze you can hike around the Schwarzseespitze. Thanks to minimal ascents, this hiking tour is also suitable for families with children. At every turn you will be rewarded with a magnificent panorama. In good weather you can enjoy an excellent view of the Dolomites, the Ortler and the impressive 3000m peaks of the Central Alps. The viewing platform "Dolomitoskop", which is located in the midst of mountain pine bushes, offers you a magnificent view of the Dolomites panorama.
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
Schwarzseespitze - Rittner Horn - Pemmern Talstation
Difficulty difficult
Distance 11.9 km
Duration 2:46 h
Ascent 267 m
Descent 802 m

Kinderwagentaugliche Wanderung auf 2000m mit Ausblick

from An Dro,   Community

Excursion Haselburg near Bolzano

Haselburg Castle is located not far from Bolzano and is a must-see for anyone visiting this historic city. The castle is located on a rocky hill. You walk along beautiful promenade paths and can enjoy a great view of Bolzano.
Hiking trail · Bolzano and environs
Haselburg and Virgl near Bolzano
Premium content Difficulty easy
Distance 5.7 km
Duration 1:56 h
Ascent 279 m
Descent 279 m

From promenade to promenadeRound walk on comfortable footpaths

The city is not only a popular starting point for hiking tours in the countryside, because here are some exciting sights that you should not miss:
  • Bolzano old town: historic center invites you to enjoy the history of the city
  • Kohlern: Bolzano's green lung and a nature reserve
  • Gries-Quirein: Offers many wineries and old farms that invite you to visit them


Von Bozen nach Oberbozen by Markus
August 01, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 01, 2021
Photo: Markus Müller, Community
Photo: Markus Müller, Community
Photo: Markus Müller, Community
Anello Bolzano - S. Maria Assunta - Signato by Diego
July 08, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? April 17, 2021
Photo: Diego Ferrazzin, Community
Photo: Diego Ferrazzin, Community
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